Tagged: digital assets

Digital Currency Trading & Lending Platform Genesis Unveils Derivatives Trading Desk

Genesis, a digital currency trading and lending platform, announced on Thursday it has launched a derivatives trading desk. The company reported that offering expands its suite of digital asset trading, institutional lending, custody, and prime services. According to Genesis, the Genesis trading desk will be… Read More

The French Competition Authority has Released a Consultation Paper, Seeking Feedback on Fintech, Blockchain, and Digital Asset Regulations

The French competition authority (ADC) has launched a public consultation on the Fintech industry in the country. The ADC is looking for feedback on the potential role of large digital platforms in the payments sector. It’s also seeking input regarding  new payment service providers and… Read More

Four Reasons Why Digital Security (Security Token) Liquidity Has Lagged

How fundamental misunderstandings about the function, behavior, and purpose of digital securities have stymied the path to liquidity — but there is hope… We’re nearly 18 months into the digital security (security token) market and it’s fair to say that meaningful liquidity hasn’t yet materialized…. Read More

Custody Platform Koine Partners with Brokerage GCEX

Both FCA regulated, Koine and GC Exchange Limited (GCEX) partner to provide global client-base with segregated custody and settlement on digital assets and fiat. According to a release, GCEX will use Koine’s custody and settlement services, allowing GCEX’s clients to benefit from Koine’s platform for… Read More

Digital Asset Derivatives Trading Platform, Delta Exchange, Acquires Strategic Investment from New York’s CoinFund

Delta Exchange, an established cryptocurrency derivatives exchange that maintains offices in Singapore, has received funding from New York-headquartered blockchain investment firm, CoinFund. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the new investment will provide Delta Exchange with the resources needed to scale its operations… Read More

BitGo Launches New Offering Institutional Trading Service Through New Entity BitGo Prime

Digital asset custody provider BitGo announced on Wednesday it is now offering institutional trading services through its new entity, BitGo Prime. BitGo claims that the BitGo Prime’s trading services will provide institutional investors with best-in-class service, increased liquidity, fast execution, and competitive aggregate pricing. “Institutional… Read More

Leading Indian Crypto Exchange CoinDCX Secures $2.5 Million in Additional Investments to Support Nationwide “TryCrypto” Campaign

  CoinDCX, one of India’s largest digital asset exchanges, has secured an additional $2.5 million in funding from several major blockchain investors, including Coinbase Ventures (the investment division of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase) and Polychain Capital. The latest investment acquired by CoinDCX has come around two… Read More

Jonah Schulman: Head of Marketing at Security Token Market Discusses Benefits of Using Blockchain-based Security Tokens

  We recently caught up with Jonah Schulman, the Head of Marketing at Security Token Market, a US-based company focused on a listing website for Security Token Offerings (STOs) from all over the world. The firm’s STO listings include basic information about the company and… Read More

Insider Trading? OmiseGo (OMG) Surges 200% Just 15 Minutes after Coinbase Listing, but then Crashes Immediately

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase began supporting trading with OmiseGo (OMG) on May 21, 2020. The OMG token price surged 200% in only 15 minutes after the listing, however, it then crashed immediately. OMG is trading at $1.88 at the time of writing, down 5.44%… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange FTX Introduces Cryptocurrency Trading for US-based Users

Digital asset exchange FTX has introduced a crypto trading platform for US-based users. FTX.US supports spot trading for major virtual currencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), Paxos Gold token (PAXG), and stablecoin Tether (USDT). The new platform will provide up… Read More

Active Digital Asset Managers Out-performed Passively Holding Bitcoin (BTC) Since Early 2018: Report

New York-based Vision Hill Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund, a full-service digital asset management and solutions company, recently released its Q1 2020 returns reports. As noted by the firm, its active crypto indices are “non-investable” reference indices that have been designed to be “representative of the overall… Read More

Lex Sokolin: Global Fintech Co-Head and CMO at ConsenSys Predicts Greater Convergence Between Fintechs and Incumbents in Coming Years

We recently talked to Lex Sokolin, the Global Fintech Co-Head and CMO at ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum (ETH) development studio based in New York. Before joining ConsenSys, Sokolin was the Global Director of Fintech Strategy at Autonomous Research, a firm that was eventually acquired by… Read More

Coinbase Enables Cosmos (ATOM) Staking, Adds OmiseGO (OMG) Support, Becomes Primary Custodian for FTX Crypto Exchange

Coinbase Custody, the digital asset custody solutions offered by San Francisco-based exchange Coinbase, has introduced staking for blockchain interoperability platform Cosmos’ ATOM tokens. Coinbase Custody was reportedly the first digital asset custodian to provide staking and “active governance” for cryptocurrencies residing in cold wallets (offline… Read More

Like ICOs, IEOs Were More About “Speculation and Trading” than Fundraising and Project Development: Blockchain Sector Report

New York-based SMC Capital, a VC firm focused on blockchain technology, and Estonia’s bigX, a Fintech firm that provides a crypto-fiat exchange, have co-published an extensive report on initial exchange offerings (IEOs). IEOs came after initial coin offerings (ICOs), which are a type of crowdfunding… Read More

Interest in CBDCs May Be “Accentuating” Bitcoin’s (BTC) Role in the Global Digital Economy, New Report Claims

Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of the Digital Currency Group (DCG), has published a report which argues that legacy banking infrastructure has made it difficult to distribute stimulus money, following the COVID-19 outbreak. The report states: “Central bank digital currencies [CBDCs] have the potential to streamline… Read More

Cryptocurrency Lending & Borrowing Platform Celsius Network Surpasses 100,000 Active Users; Now Offering Cash Loans at 1% APR As Part of COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Celsius Network, a cryptocurrency lending and borrowing platform, announced on Wednesday it is offering borrowers USD and stablecoin loans against their cryptocurrency assets at just 1% APR as part of its COVID-19 relief efforts. The platform also revealed that it has surpassed 100,000 active users…. Read More

Blockchain Platform AVA Awards First Grants to Initiatives Developing Decentralized Applications and Related Infrastructure

The developers of AVA, a platform that aims to democratize capital markets while bridging or connecting all distributed ledger technology (DLT) platforms together into a single interoperable ecosystem, have awarded the first class of grants through their project accelerator program, AVA-X. As noted in a… Read More

Binance Registers New Domain Name with Chinese Government, Three Other Seemingly Related Firms Also Registered, Public Records Show

Leading multinational digital asset exchange Binance has reportedly registered a new domain name with the government in China. Public records show that the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has approved Binance’s requested domain name (binance.cn). The approval was granted in April 2020. Records… Read More

Uniswap, an Ethereum-based Non-Custodial Cryptocurrency Exchange, Launches Second Version of Protocol

Uniswap, a widely-used non-custodial digital asset exchange, has revealed that the second version of the decentralized protocol has now been launched. The developers of Uniswap had noted in March 2020 that they would be releasing the second iteration of the decentralized finance (DeFi) protocol. Uniswap’s… Read More

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