Tag: Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies

Hex Trust Partners with TradAir

Hex Trust, an Asia-based digital assets custodian, has selected TradAir to provide its clients with the ability to trade digital assets directly from the Hex Safe custody platform. Using blockchain technology along with a team of seasoned bankers and engineers, Hex Trust has built a licensed and insured digital custody solution for institutions. The firm […]

Is the Future of Finance Digital?

Back in 2013, when Profit & Loss first started writing about this new digital currency that was creating a buzz called “bitcoin”, most mainstream financial services firms wanted nothing to do with it. Yes, a few banks and other large firms were starting to put out some research papers about bitcoin, but this was generally […]

TrueDigital Partners with Crux

TrueDigital, a provider of institutional-grade products to the crypto space, has announced a partnership with Crux Informatics (Crux), a cloud-based platform and managed service that provides data delivery and operations at scale. Through this partnership, trueDigital OTC cryptocurrency reference rates will be available to its institutional customers. These indices will provide the crypto community with […]

Grayscale Picks Coinbase for Custody Solution

Grayscale, a digital currency asset manager, has picked Coinbase Custody to serve as custodian for the underlying assets for each of its products, effective July 29, 2019. Coinbase Custody is a New York Department of Financial Services-regulated company that offers access to an audited, and insured custody solution. As a qualified custodian, Coinbase Custody is […]

Kraken Acquires Digital Asset Reconciliation Platform

The digital asset trading platform Kraken has acquired Interchange, an accounting, reconciliation and reporting service provider for cryptocurrency hedge funds, asset managers and fund administrators. “The transaction creates the world’s first end-to-end crypto trading and reconciliation platform, and brings Interchange co-founders and well-respected crypto veterans Dan Held and Clark Moody to Kraken,” says Kraken in […]

Bermuda Grants XBTO a Digital Asset License

XBTO, an active global crypto investor, has been granted a license by the Bermuda Monetary Authority under the Digital Asset Business Act. The license has been granted to XBTO International (XBTOI), which is owned by XBTO Group and is only the third firm to be granted this type of license in Bermuda. Present in Bermuda […]

In the FICC of it

This week’s podcast begins with Galen Stops, editor of Profit & Loss, giving his perspective on the attempts by US politicians to grill a Facebook representative regarding the planned launch of its new cryptocurrency, libra. Stops highlights the good, the bad and the ugly from the Senate and House hearings, but when Colin Lambert, managing […]

Avelcom Adds Connectivity to Gemini

Avelacom, a provider of connectivity and IT infrastructure, has added Gemini Trust Company, a digital asset exchange and custodian, to its list of cryptocurrency exchange technology vendors in Equinix’s NY5 data centre. With this new partnership, Avelacom’s clients, including those that are already Gemini clients, can connect directly to the exchange’s infrastructure to access market […]

The Libra Hearings, Part Deux

So today it was the turn of the US House Committee on Financial Services putting Facebook’s proposed cryptocurrency, libra, under the microscope, and it was a vast improvement on yesterday’s hearing in the Senate. If you haven’t read the key takeaways from that hearing, you can find them here. Full disclosure: I had to run […]

Seed CX Subsidiaries Granted Virtual Currency Licenses

Two of Seed CX’s subsidiaries, Seed Digital Commodities Market (SDCM) and Zero Hash, have received approval from the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) for a virtual currency license. Seed CX, through its subsidiaries, offers an exchange for institutional trading and settlement of fiat and digital asset products. The firm also plans to offer […]