Intercontinental Exchange Launches Exchange-Rate Quotes

New service is called the Cryptocurrency Data Feed and will collect information from more than 15 crypto exchanges
19 January 2018   410

One of the largest financial companies of the world Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced a partnership with bitcoin startup Blockstream, which will result in the launch of quotations of leading cryptocurrency for professional traders. The Wall Street Journal reported it.

The new service is called the Cryptocurrency Data Feed and will collect information from more than 15 crypto exchanges, transferring it through a high-speed ICE data network in the same digital format used for electronic exchange trading. The information on the quotations of the cryptocurrency will then be integrated into the systems used by large banks, traders and asset managers.

The launch of the Cryptocurrency Data Feed is scheduled for March 2018, and according to the publication, the new tool will help attract the financial "heavyweights" to the risky but rapidly developing world of cryptocurrency.

In particular, it will include information about orders on the stock exchanges showing the level of interest in purchases and sales of cryptocurrency at a certain point in time. These data, respectively, can signal possible market movements. Quotations will be broadcast in real time, which will also create additional opportunities for arbitrage strategies.

As noted on the Blockstream website, at the moment, the following exchanges agreed to provide data:

  • Bitbank,
  • Bitfinex,
  • Bitmex,
  • Bitso,
  • Bitstamp,
  • BtcBox,
  • CEX,
  • Coinfloor,
  • Coincheck,
  • ItBit,
  • Gopax,
  • OKEx,
  • SurBTC (Buda),
  • The Rock Trading ,
  • Unocoin,
  • Vaultoro,
  • Zaif.

In the meantime, ICE Data Services president Lynn Martin said that crypto-currency quotes are launched in response to high demand from clients who are striving to better understand crypto-currencies and lack data. At the same time, she refused to name the companies that will become the most active users of the new service.

iPayment to cooperate with Aliant Payment Systems

iPayment, Inc., a payment provider for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), today announced a partnership with Aliant Payment Systems
23 May 2018   73

This new partnership will allow iPayment to facilitate digital currency acceptance for merchants and their channel partners. 

Our goal at Aliant is to be one of the first adopters and facilitators of cryptocurrency in the traditional payments space. Partnering with an established, quality organization like iPayment helps us achieve that goal. We are looking forward to mutually moving into a new territory of block chain and cryptocurrency and providing our shared clients with an alternative form of accepting and processing secure, cost-effective payment transactions.
Eric Brown
Founder, CEO, Aliant Payment Systems, Inc.

Aliant Payment’s Crypto Processing Gateway provides merchants with the possibility  to accept cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin or Litecoin, in both digital and card-present environments.

The payments landscape is always changing. iPayment is continually pursuing partnerships with organizations that not only anticipate these changes, but develop innovative solutions to address them – and that is exactly what Aliant has done. We’re looking forward to cultivating this partnership and introducing crypto payment acceptance to our channel partners and adding it to our overall product offering.
Denise Tahali
Senior Vice President, Partner Sales, iPayment, Inc. 

From this new product innovation, iPayment is aimed on small business enablement and delivering efficient services and resolves for business developments. Aliant also lets e-commerce and mobile vendors worldwide to adopt different payment forms, and it provides a complete line of credit card machines, ATMs and payment technology. 

With the help of this collaboration, iPayment can now supply Aliant’s Crypto Processing Gateway to partners and merchants who wish to accept these forms of digital payments.