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It seems that once again, a crypto exchange has beat Bakkt, the Bitcoin (BTC) venture launched by the New York Stock Exchange, to the punch. Announced Monday afternoon, ErisX, a Chicago-based cryptocurrency startup, has secured a “derivatives clearing organization” (DCO) license from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Our DCO license is the next step…
Since Bitcoin garnered traction in 2016/2016, the crypto & blockchain industry has been overtly lauded as a catalyst behind a “brain drain” on Wall Street, Main Street, and even Silicon Valley. Case in point, notable talents from the legacy industries’ most preeminent conglomerates, like Starbucks, Google, PayPal, amongst others, have flocked to this firms investing…
Another day, another price prediction. They are coming thick and fast at the moment as analysts and industry observers scramble to predict where the bottom will be. Some are more optimistic than others, but it is to be expected that JP Morgan is firmly on the pessimistic side of the fence. JP Morgan Predicts More…
Institutional this, institutional that — the narrative that Wall Streeters are going to pick Bitcoin off its feet has become a rallying cry for many of crypto’s most fervent optimists. However, a damning report claims that the unrelenting push for institutional participation from Coinbase has begun to relent, albeit only slightly. Related Reading: Wall Street Still…
While 2017’s narrative in the crypto industry was undoubtedly the initial coin offering (ICO) craze, 2018’s was evidently the advent of Wall Street participants. And while strides were made with institutional involvement, with Nasdaq and the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) both openly backing crypto assets, Bloomberg has claimed that efforts to bring Bitcoin to Wall Street remain…
Following the cryptocurrency market’s foray down to fresh yearly lows, investors are becoming increasingly alert to news regarding upcoming institutional-aimed products, including that being offered by Bakkt. On the heels of Bakkt’s recent decision to delay their platform’s launch until late-January, 2019, the company released an update on their Twitter account informing the public about…
Post-trade market infrastructure giant DTCC has initiated the testing phase to re-platform its credit derivatives on distributed ledger technology (DLT) and cloud. The trial will include the participation of 15 of the world’s largest global banks, which will conduct structured user acceptance tests to validate the interaction between systems, firms and other market infrastructure providers.…
Crypto venture capitalist Barry Silbert said that he is not bullish on the projects raising funds via Initial Coin Offering, or ICO. The Digital Currency Group founder told Forbes that he philosophically supported the idea of disintermediating funding process but yet found it uncompelling from the point of view of purpose, capability, legality, and valuation. Utility…
As seen by the recent public outcry, there are many crypto investors that have been irked by the current state of the cryptocurrency market. Bitcoin remains steady at $6,600, with a majority of the foremost altcoins showing similar price movements, or lack thereof to be more specific, leading some to call the often-volatile crypto market “boring,” for…
Instead of fazing institutions, the dismal performance of the crypto market and the continued maturation the industry backing has continued to attract well-established firms from across the globe. Most recently, a handful of Wall Street heavy hitters have downed the red pill, revealing that it is time for financial institutions, like themselves, to step out…