Circle’s Cryptocurrency OTC Desk Swapped More Than $24 Billion in 2018

Circle's Cryptocurrency OTC Desk Swaps More Than $24 Billion in 2018Finance company Circle claims its over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency trading desk swapped a notional volume of $24 billion last year. The Boston-based company’s Circle Trade desk reportedly executed more than 10,000 cryptocurrency settlements between 600 unique counterparties in 2018. Also Read: New Full Node Client ‘Bitcoin Verde’ Joins the BCH Ecosystem Despite the Crypto Bear Market in […]

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Circle’s OTC Crypto Trading Desk Saw $24 Billion in Volume in 2018

Crypto heavyweight Circle stated in a blog post that their OTC (Over-the-counter) business has facilitated over $24 Billion worth of trades. This is a huge number given that OTC trading volumes are not reported publicly and there have been growing discussions about institutional investor activity over crypto OTC desks. Circle Trade has become a core liquidity

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Crypto Bear Market Triggers Rise in M&A Activity

In 2018 there was a rapid decline in initial coin offerings, a slowdown in blockchain business launches, and a bearish crypto market. During this period, companies with good liquidity have been scaling up and strengthening by acquiring startups.  Also Read: Global Cryptocurrency M&As Rise  M&A Deal Frenzy in 2018 In 2017 the number of cryptocurrency and […]

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Stablecoin Wars: Poloniex Extends Fee-Free USDC Trading

As we previously reported, Circle’s Poloniex participation in the stablecoin wars is evident in their decision to not charge fees on use of USDC on their platform. For the month of November, trades in USDC were not charged any fees at all. According to an e-mail blast from Poloniex, this amounted to more than $500,000

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The Daly: Poloniex Offers Institutional Accounts, Okex Launches ‘Perpetual Swap’

The Daly: Poloniex Offers Institutional Accounts, Okex Launches Perpetual SwapCryptocurrency exchange Poloniex is now offering institutional accounts and we’ve covered the announcement in The Daily. Also, Okex is launching a new derivative product, while crypto derivatives exchange Erisx has raised $27.5 million and Nasdaq has confirmed that it’s planning to launch bitcoin futures next year.   Also read: Binance Shows DEX Preview, Ohio to […]

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Place Your Bets! Bitfinex Opens Pre-Fork Bitcoin Cash Futures Market

Bitfinex has announced a new financial instrument on its platform in response to the upcoming hard fork of the Bitcoin Cash blockchain. Noting a sizable increase in short bets on BCH – traders apparently believing that the split will have a negative impact on the per-coin price of Bitcoin Cash – Bitfinex has created something

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Markets Update: Bitcoin Cash Price Rally Stalls but Trade Volume Spikes Hard

Markets Update: Bitcoin Cash Price Rally Stalls but Trade Volume Spikes HardThere are less than two days left until the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) network faces a contentious hard fork and BCH markets are showing some unusual activity. They are being driven by heavy trading volumes that have doubled in the last two days, while BCH/USD short positions on Bitfinex have touched an all-time high. At the […]

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Poloniex Requires 2,000 Confirmations for Bytecoin Transactions

If you want to trade Bytecoin on Poloniex, you’re going to have to wait a significant amount of time, CCN has learned. This reporter decided to enter the BCH pre-fork trading at the exchange and wanted to use his Bytecoin holdings as part of that process. He withdrew them from where they were held and

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