Gemini Wants to Trade Crypto Securities

The broker-dealer license appeal will be sent to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, but experts believe the plans implementation can take some time
03 July 2019   1457

Gemini Bitcoin Exchange will apply for a broker-dealer license, which will allow it to operate as an alternative trading system and offer clients securities on the blockchain. It is reported by CoinDesk.

The appeal will be sent to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Gemini has previously entered into a partnership with Harbor, a startup specializing in real-world assets tokenization, which gives institutional investors the opportunity to purchase securities using Gemini Dollar (GUSD).

However, now, as source familiar with the operating activities of Gemini said, the exchange plans to launch trading in similar instruments on its own platform. It is assumed that this will be securities from Harbor, as well as from other projects.

Implementation of these plans, however, may take quite a long time, so FINRA is in no hurry to approve applications for obtaining a broker-dealer license from cryptocurrency companies. Currently, the organization is considering about 40 such applications, while some companies have been waiting for 14 months to complete.

In April, Harbor raised $ 28 million in funding from a number of venture capital investors, including Andreessen Horowitz and Pantera Capital. In November of the same year, the company launched a platform for distributing security tokens, starting with the sale of shares in The Hub residential complex in South Carolina.

Binance Futures to Report on Month's Success

For example, On October, the 24h trading volumed reached 69 158 BTC (more than $500k)
16 October 2019   92

The crypto-derivative platform Binance Futures reported on the progress achieved in a month.

The blog of the largest Bitcoin exchange Binance says that during the first day the volume of trading on its unit was 19 253 BTC. Just 10 days later, this figure grew almost 4 times and reached a record 74,647 BTC. Thus, the turnover on Binance Futures quickly exceeded the trading volume in the BTC / USDT spot pair on Binance.com.

On October 8, Binance Futures became the fourth largest crypto derivative platform.

As of October 14, the daily turnover of this platform amounted to 69,158 BTC (> $ 500 million), which is comparable to the real trading volume on the 10 largest exchanges according to Bitwise. At the same time, the total daily trading volume on the regulated exchanges CME and Bakkt now amounts to only $ 84 million.

Many futures traders are also using our industry-leading spot market for hedging or conducting arbitrage trades. We have seen increased activities from these traders transferring in and out from spot to futures during volatile periods. The liquid and ease to use spot market, as well as the simple process to transfer capital between spot and futures, provides our customers with the most efficient manner to trade both markets. 
 

Binance Team

Also, according to them, the derivative exchange's matching engine is capable of processing 100 thousand orders per second.