Bithumb to Launch Global OTC Platform

Ortus is a block deal, matchmaking service specifically for institutional clients around the world and is registered in Hong Kong
08 February 2019   1254

The South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb announced the launch of its own over-the-counter platform, access to which will be provided to investors all over the world.

The new unit, Ortus, is registered in Hong Kong and is a block deal, matchmaking service specifically for institutional clients around the world.. Company offices are also located in the UK, Japan, Australia and Argentina.

To connect to the platform, customers will have to go through a “demanding” registration process, which includes the provision of documents related to their identity and anti-money laundering. Ortus supports transfers from US bank accounts and provides custody services. What digital assets will be presented on the platform is not reported.

Institutions trading digital assets need to open accounts at exchanges and OTC desks around the world; however, there is no real solution for an aggregated liquidity provider or a trusted interdealer where Institutions can trade these assets. To fill this market gap, Ortus will operate to allow institutions to buy and sell digital assets through a network of global liquidity providers and benefit from a competitive and best price execution service.
 

Rahul Khanna

Director, Bithumb

Last month, Bittrex launched an OTC platform with support for approximately 200 digital assets.

Huobi to Launch Brokerage Platform

The service, aimed at institutional investors, is  available to investors in almost all regions where Huobi is present, except China
22 January 2020   138

Huobi cryptocurrency exchange opens a brokerage platform focused on the needs of institutional investors.

The announcement of the Huobi Brokerage platform took place this Tuesday at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The service is already available to investors in almost all regions where Huobi is present, with the exception of China.

The brokerage platform is the first product of the Global Institutional Business (GIB) division, which will focus on serving institutional clients. According to the publication, from the third quarter of 2019, Huobi recorded an increase in the institutional client base by 400% - it was possible to attract 1,700 investors.

GIB currently has offices in London, Singapore, and Hong Kong and will be a top priority for Huobi in 2020 as it continues to expand globally.

 

Huobi

 

Like the American brokerage service Tagomi, Huobi Brokerage provides the ability to execute applications at the best prices by forwarding them to several trading platforms, including third-party exchanges and over-the-counter services. Huobi is known to have over-the-counter partners in Chicago Jump Trading and Hong Kong-based Alameda Research.

In addition, the platform provides services for block trading, individual financing and other solutions for traders interested in concluding large transactions. Bitcoin, USDT, HUSD, PAX, TUSD and USDC are available for trading blocks. By the end of the first quarter, ETH, EOS, BCH, LTC and XRP will be added to them.

2019 brought the first wave of institutional interest but 2020 is when we expect to see the industry mature with growing demand. As we enter the next phase of crypto, Huobi staking an active role in setting new standards for institutional and retail clients alike.

Ciara Sun

Huobi Group vice president