Tag: Cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency

Swiss-Licensed Crypto Bank Begins Operations

SEBA Bank, which was recently granted a banking license by the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) and offers services around both conventional and digital assets, is now fully operational. After an onboarding phase with a designated customer group, SEBA has now officially started the onboarding of customers based in Switzerland. Its banking services are […]

Bakkt Expands Crypto Custody Service

Bakkt, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has now made its institutional crypto custody service, Bakkt Warehouse, available to all market participants following new regulatory approvals. Previously, only clients trading the Bakkt bitcoin futures contracts could use this custody service, but now the exchange has received authorisation from the New York Department of […]

Bequant Partners with Avelacom

Bequant, a cryptocurrency exchange with prime brokerage services, is now offering crypto market participants faster access to its market infrastructure via Avelacom’s low latency network. Avelacom is a provider of global connectivity and IT infrastructure. Through this initiative, Bequant’s colocation facilities and connectivity footprint globally will be increased through a point-to-point fiber in Equinix’s LD4 […]

BIS Report Warns Stablecoins Pose Risks for Financial Stability

The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) has issued a new report, warning that stablecoins – a type of cryptocurrency whose value is linked to a pool of assets in order to achieve price stability – could pose risks to the stability of both financial markets and the real economy. The report opens by acknowledging that […]

Market Synergy’s Institutional Calibre Cryptocurrency Connectivity to Bitfinex Gains Momentum

Sponsored Content Earlier this year, it was announced that banks, brokers and hedge funds wanting to offer digital assets to their client base could partner with Market Synergy for institutional standard cryptocurrency connectivity and security and take a FIX feed or ISP link to Bitfinex’s digital asset gateway. In this article we catch up with […]

New Exchange Launches Targeting Institutional Crypto Trading

A new exchange for trading cryptoassets that is targeting the institutional and professional market segments has launched in London today. The exchange, GCEX, is part of the GC Group, which was established in 2018 in response to demand for regulated and compliant exposure to the cryptoasset market, company officials say. Authorised and regulated by the […]

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 […]

CME to Launch Bitcoin Options

CME Group has announced plans to launch options on its bitcoin futures contracts in Q1 2020, pending regulatory review. “Based on increasing client demand and robust growth in our bitcoin futures markets, we believe the launch of options will provide our clients with additional flexibility to trade and hedge their bitcoin price risk,” says Tim […]

Etana Expands Liquidity Access

Etana Custody, a custody solution for fiat and digital assets that provided real-time electronic trade settlement in the digital space, is now offering users access to multiple exchanges and non-exchange liquidity providers from a single account. This news comes following the announcement from Kraken, a digital asset exchange, that its users will be able to […]

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 […]