Ethfinex to Launch Trustless - OTC Trading Desk

The fee on the new platform amounts only 0.02% and there's no need for KYC procedure or registration
03 June 2019   394

The hybrid decentralized exchange Ethfinex Trustless has launched a distributed OTC-platform, where the exchange is carried out through atomic swaps, and the escrow accounts are completely excluded from the transaction process.

Thus, the commission on the new platform is significantly less than the indicators of traditional OTC-markets and amounts to 0.02% of the transaction against 2-5%. At the same time, there is no centralized book of orders on the exchange and a matching application mechanism (matching), which allows users to trade any ERC-20 token, as well as specify customized Ethereum addresses for tokens that are not traded at all on other sites.

Note that users do not need to register or use a KYC procedure to begin trading, but residents of the United States and some other jurisdictions will not be able to access the new platform (they will probably be restricted by IP addresses).

Ethfinex claims that they were the first to launch a similar service. Perhaps this may be true, but it is worth adding that the OTC platform from the Hodl P2P exchange Hodl works on the basis of non-castodial escrow addresses with a multi-signature to eliminate the risk of loss of funds. However, the latter still takes over the match.

Ethfinex Trustless by Bitfinex was launched in September 2018. The exchange aims to eliminate the problems inherent in centralized platforms, such as delays in depositing / withdrawing funds, long answers from technical support and the possibility of loss of assets as a result of hacker attacks.

SEC Chairman to Speak About BTC Listing

It looks like Bitcoin listing on the tradional exchanges won't happen in the nearest future
20 September 2019   149

Chairman of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Jay Clayton said that bitcoin needs more regulation for listing on large exchanges. It is reported by CNBC.

If [investors] think there’s the same rigor around that price discovery as there is on the Nasdaq or New York Stock Exchange ... they are sorely mistaken. We have to get to a place where we can be confident that trading is better regulated.
 

Jay Clayton

Chairman, SEC

He was talking about listing conditions for bitcoin itself, and not derivatives, such as CME futures.