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In the FICC of It

Trading automation in the non-spot FX world is again firmly in the sights of Colin Lambert and Galen Stops in this week’s podcast, although this time it is in FX options. With SynOption launching in Singapore this week and Digital Vega expanding its capabilities further, they ask, ‘is this the time that the FX options […]

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 […]

BIS Shows Progress on Issuing Digital Currencies

A new survey from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) shows that some central banks are creeping towards issuing their own digital currencies. A total of 66 central banks responded to the latest survey, which was conducted last year, representing 21 advanced economies and 45 emerging market economies, covering 75% of the world’s population and […]

GCEX Partners with PrimeXM

GCEX, a digital asset and currency trading platform, has successfully integrated with PrimeXM’s XCore, a low-latency aggregation, risk management and reporting trading system. The PrimeXM partnership will allow participants of the XCore community to access GCEX liquidity. XCore is installed and managed by PrimeXM’s infrastructure in the LD4, NY4 and TY3 Equinix data centres. Lars […]

Central Bank Group to Assess the Case for Digital Currencies

Six central banks, along with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), have created a group to assess the potential use cases for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in their home jurisdictions. The central banks involved in the group are: the Bank of England (BoE), the Bank of Japan (BoJ), the European Central Bank (ECB), […]

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 […]

AlgoTrader Completes Series A Funding Round

AlgoTrader, a Swiss-based firm offering algorithmic trading software solutions for quantitative hedge funds trading equities, FX, derivatives and cryptocurrencies, has completed a CHF 3.7 million ($3.81 million) round of financing from institutional investors. The firm says that this series A funding round was led by a global tier one bank, but is declining to disclose […]

GCEX Partners with oneZero

GCEX, a digital asset exchange launched last year, has partnered with oneZero Financial Systems in order to offer its liquidity services to a wider client base. This partnership allows participants of oneZero’s EcoSystem access to GCEX liquidity, which includes cryptoassets and FX. The oneZero EcoSystem is a distribution channel of multi-asset class liquidity that encompasses […]

In the FICC of It

It’s a boisterous end of term party for our podcasters as Colin Lambert and Galen Stops interrupt their festivities to grade each other’s predictions for the industry made at the start of the year. Stops is in triumphant mood as he picks apart a couple of less-than-successful predictions from Lambert, however the latter is ready […]

Fidelity Expands Crypto Business into Europe

Fidelity Investments has announced it is establishing a new entity to serve European institutions investing in digital assets. Fidelity Digital Assets, Ltd. will offer access to enterprise-quality custody and trade execution services for digital assets to investors such as hedge funds, family offices and market intermediaries. This business builds upon the company’s 2018 launch of […]