Custodial Bitgo Clients Can Now Access Genesis Global’s OTC Pools

News On Wednesday, cryptocurrency custodial service Bitgo and over-the-counter (OTC) brokerage house Genesis Global announced a partnership to provide fast and secure trades directly from Genesis’ cold storage solution. Essentially, institutional investors who store their assets with Bitgo will be able to access cryptocurrency quotes in a high-frequency fashion similar to acquiring stocks or equities […]

The Differences Between Forex and Crypto Trading

Finance Many would argue that comparing cryptocurrency trading with forex is like comparing apples and oranges, but that’s not entirely accurate. On closer inspection, there is a number of similarities between the two. For example, the underlying market dynamics of supply and demand will usually govern the prices of the respective assets. Here traders share their […]

Fund Providers Insist There’s Enough Market Liquidity for a Bitcoin ETF

Finance For years, bitcoin exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been struggling to get off the ground and receive approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Passive fund providers are now arguing there is sufficient market liquidity for a bitcoin ETF to be launched in 2019.  Also read: SEC Wants Second Look at Nine Bitcoin […]

Analysis: Understanding the SEC’s Stance on Crypto

Economy & Regulation Last year the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission took enforcement action against initial coin offerings and other crypto companies perpetrating fraud. Many believe 2019 will be the year when regulators clamp down on rogue cryptocurrency operators. Here we decode the overlapping and occasionally contradictory stance taken by U.S. regulators, and consider what the […]

How Institutional Investors Are Changing the Cryptocurrency Market

Economics Institutional investors trading cryptocurrency gained ground in 2018, with a number of high profile players edging in and taking a seat at the table. Increased interest from larger investors may have played a part in supporting digital assets as well as distorting the market.  Also Read: KPMG: Institutional Investment Key to Cryptoassets Growth Will Crypto […]

The Number of Cryptocurrency Exchanges Has Exploded

News In bitcoin’s earliest days, you could count the number of cryptocurrency exchanges on two hands: Mt Gox, Bitstamp, Btc-e, Vircurex and a handful of others, as well as P2P exchange Localbitcoins. Today, the landscape has changed dramatically. There are now over 500 exchanges to choose from – and that number is […]

More Bitcoin ETF Teasing, Encouraging Signs Emerge

Featured The cryptocurrency ecosystem was sent abuzz this week as the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published a report of two new applications for bitcoin exchange traded funds (ETFs) to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Arca. Will the crypto gods finally answer some enthusiasts’ prayers for mainstream […]

Testing Cryptocurrency Atomic Swaps With Barterdex

Reviews The method of atomic swap trading within the cryptocurrency space has become a hot subject, and a few software development teams have been working on this type of cross-chain technology. One group is Komodo, the creators of the decentralized exchange ‘Barterdex.’ The trading platform reveals a total of 90,663 successful atomic […]

Study Finds $3B Worth of Faked Cryptocurrency Volumes and Wash Trades

News On March 10 a cryptocurrency trader and researcher published a report on how he believes $3 billion worth of cryptocurrency trade volumes, primarily from a couple of exchanges, are concocted. The author of the study, Sylvain Ribes, alleges that the exchange Okcoin has been fabricating up to 93 percent of its […]