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Analysis Up until early 2018, major cryptocurrency markets the likes of South Korea and Japan demonstrated high premiums for Bitcoin. At the 2017 peak, when the Bitcoin price was trading at around $20,000 in the U.S. spot market, Bitcoin was being traded in South Korea’s cryptocurrency exchange ma..
Analysis From the outside looking in, the United States seems to present a host of amazing financial opportunities. However, when it comes to launching cryptocurrency exchanges or altcoin trading platforms, these possibilities start to dwindle and fade quite rapidly. In this regard, over the past..
News Cryptocurrency exchange Coindirect launches an over-the-counter (OTC) brokerage in South Africa. As industry news outlet CoinInsider reported on Sept. 27, the platform creates a vast liquidity pool by integrating with global platforms, allows for Bitcoin (BTC) price locks after a confirmation..
News Cryptocurrency giant Binance plans to roll out its over-the-counter (OTC) trading platform for Chinese yuan in October. Chinese market targetsYi He, Binance co-founder and chief marketing officer (CMO) announced the news at a media session on Sept. 17, as Binance confirmed to Cointelegraph on..
News Singapore-based crypto and blockchain company Huobi Group has rolled out an exchange in Argentina, planning to add support for a fiat-to-cryptocurrency gateway. Per a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 17, Huobi officially launched Huobi Argentina using Huobi Cloud, a service th..
News The Winklevoss brothers-led Gemini crypto exchange has introduced its new clearing and settlement product Gemini Clearing. No OTC desk on GeminiGemini announced the new clearing and settlement solution in a blog post on Sept. 5, explaining that the Gemini Clearing allows traders to negotiate ..
News Nelson Minier, head of over-the-counter (OTC) trading at major cryptocurrency platform Kraken, has stated that the OTC desk’s trades per month have increased by a factor of 20 since the beginning of last year. Minier gave his remarks in an episode of The Block’s podcast, The Scoop, on Aug. 20..
News Daniel Matuszewski, head of over-the-counter (OTC) trading at the money transfer and BitLicensed crypto trading company Circle, has resigned. The Block reported news of Matuszewski’s departure on August 2. He apparently said that he was resigning to pursue a “brand new entrepreneurial opportu..
News United States cryptocurrency exchange Kraken has hired the ex CEO of over-the-counter (OTC) trading platform B2C2 to head its new Bitcoin futures operation. Kevin Beardsley, who previously led the United Kingdom-based company for a year, will now oversee Kraken Futures’ expansion as volumes h..
Follow up On May 7, Dovey Wan, founding partner of crypto investment firm Primitive Ventures tweeted that the Chinese social media behemoth and payment service provider WeChat is set to ban merchants from making cryptocurrency payments. This ban marks the latest effort to stymie cryptocurrency usa..