Coinbase and Software Company to Launch BTC Futures Trading

Coinbase cryptoexchange partnered with Trading Technologies International to make cryptocurrency investing more attractive and easy for financial services firms
25 January 2018   866

Trading Technologies International Inc. develops and delivers professional trading software platforms for proprietary traders, brokers, money managers, CTAs, hedge funds, and commercial hedgers and risk managers worldwide, and, moreover, offers access to exchanges and liquidity platforms.

On January 25 the company announced partnership with San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase. The companies plan to trade futures and spot Bitcoin side-by-side starting from March 1 of 2018.

Chief executive of Trading Technologies International stated that having Bitcoin futures and spot Bitcoin on one platform should lead to a significant growth in the muted futures market as well as in spot Bitcoin, and it is better if traders see Bitcoin on a familiar platform like TT.

Previously, we have reported that Coinbase stopped accepting deposits from Nationwide bank, and that businessman and Bitcoin enthusiast Albert Renshaw discovered evidence of insider trading at Coinbase on the day of listing Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

Fidelity Investments to Launch BTC & ETH Platform

New platform is designed for institutional investors
16 October 2018   116

One of the world's largest asset managers, Fidelity Investments, announced the launch of a unit focused on providing institutional investors with Bitcoin and Ethereum services. The Forbes reports.

The new division received the name Fidelity Digital Assets and, possessing a staff of 100 employees, will provide a platform for trading cryptocurrencies and consulting services 24/7.

The platform already has first customers, but its launch for a wider range of investors is scheduled for the beginning of 2019.

This is a recognition that there is institutional demand for these assets as a class. Family offices, hedge funds, other sophisticated investors are starting to think seriously about this space.
 

Tom Jessop

Founding head, Fidelity Digital Assets

In particular, Fidelity Digital Assets will offer a transaction service that, using internal cross-connect and order routers, will trade through third-party liquidity providers.

One of the most popular offers by the company can also be a service for storing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It is physical storage, distributed in different geographical locations and offering the so-called "cold" storage of digital assets. This way of storing cryptocurrencies without access to the Internet and with a multi-level control system is considered to be one of the safest and most resistant to hacking today.

As the CEO of Fidelity Investments, Abigail Johnson, said, the goal of the new platform is to make digital assets like Bitcoin more accessible to investors.

Fidelity Investments is considered the fifth largest asset manager in the world, offering investment and custody services to 13,000 consulting firms and brokers. In total, the company manages assets worth $ 7.2 trillion.