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Bitcoin: Short Term Spurious Correlation or a Proper Safe Haven?

Chris Wittenborn, director of business development for Velocity Markets, analyses whether or not Bitcoin can really be considered as a safe haven asset. As the new year dawned, war tensions jumped and investors turned to “safe havens” to protect assets and find speculative alpha. During this time, gold – the traditional port in a storm […]

ErisX Announces Partnership with Etale

ErisX has partnered with Etale, a firm that offers market data, exchange connectivity, order management and accounting capabilities for firms trading digital assets. Members of ErisX will now be able to view real-time market data, and manage account balances and order execution via a secure connection using either Etale’s front end or API. “We want […]

Can Symbiont’s Blockchain Solution Change How FX Trades?

For many years, Symbiont deliberately avoided touching FX. But now, having partnered with Vanguard, it is building a decentralised network for FX trading that it claims could represent a major inflection point for the industry. Galen Stops reports. One thing that the team at Symbiont, a blockchain technology company founded in 2013, are adamant about […]

Bitcoin Options Go Live on CME

Options on bitcoin futures are now available on CME’s Globex platform. “Based on actively traded Bitcoin futures, our new contract offers a cost-efficient tool to hedge uncertain markets,” says CME in a release issued today. The exchange group adds that these options will provide a new way for traders to diversify their trading strategies and […]

LedgerX Founders Placed on Administrative Leave

LedgerX co-founders and senior executives, Paul Chou and Juthica Chou, have been placed on administrative leave by the board of directors of the platform’s parent company, Ledger Holdings. The board has installed Larry Thompson, formerly vice chairman of the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC), as interim CEO and lead director of the firm. Paul […]

In the FICC of It

This week’s podcast starts with a bombshell that leaves Galen Stops reeling and lost for words before he and Colin Lambert get into the details with a look at the results of the first day of the Global FX Committee’s deliberations this week. Lambert highlights one of two challenges he believes the committee face, not […]

B2C2 Launches Gold-Bitcoin Cross

Cryptocurrency liquidity provider B2C2 has launched the market’s first product for trading gold directly against Bitcoin (XAU/BTC). The firm says the launch marks the beginning of its expansion beyond the core crypto focus and that client demand made XAU/BTC a natural first choice, underpinned by a significant rally in so-called deflationary assets over the past […]

The Great Migration

The past few years have seen a significant number of senior figures from the FX market transition into the digital asset space. Galen Stops talks to a few of them about where they see the parallels, differences and possible convergences between the two markets. Galen Stops, editor of Profit & Loss: Where do you see […]

CFTC Charges PA Man in Multi-Million Bitcoin Fraud

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has charged a man in Pennsylvania accused of running a $7 million bitcoin fraud scheme. In a complaint filed against Jon Thompson in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, the CFTC alleges that, contrary to Thomson’s false representations, neither he nor a company […]