Eikon platform is Thomson Reuters' answer to Bloomberg Terminal – financial tracker for professionals working in hedge funds, asset management and other institutions. Thomson Reuters Corporation (NYSE: TRI), headquartered in Toronto, is a multinational information and mass-media company, which made a fortune as a financial info broker.
Eikon had Bitcoin tracking added back in mid 2014, and now expanded its services to cover Bitcoin Cash (BCH). This can be considered an answer to the main competitor Bloomberg, who recently added Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin coverage to their platform, seeing the rise of these major altcoins.
Bitcoin Cash recently has seen a rise in popularity, backed by Bitpay announcement from just a couple days before, that they will start BCH payment processing for invoices.
The topic at hand, namely adoption by Eikon platform, can be considered as a major step toward widespread adoption of BCH, Eikon being one of the flagship platforms for a variety of financial brokers and managers. The platform provides low-latency connection to a number of exchanges, deep-liquidity pools and OTC-traded markets.