SpotOption to finish its FX and CFDs Business

During the past 2 years the company has only been providing products for the CFD and FX markets
18 June 2018   362

This decision follows 6 months after the trading software firm shut down its binary options business. The solution will not be accessible after August. SpotOption provided trading platforms and exchanges for 50 percent of all binary options trading platforms. Last year in October, nevertheless, the Israeli government passed the law banning binary options sales outside of the country.

The legislation, that came into force in January, was adopted after the Israeli government learned that the industry was leading to significant damage for the country’s reputation. As a result, SpotOption, which is based in Israel, ceased providing software for binary options trading. In a month after Israeli legislation, the company ran a subsidiary, OTC Book, a liquidity provider for the CFD, FX and cryptocurrency markets. It seems that this business branch will be closing as well.

The distinct reasons behind SpotOption’s resolution to stop its CFD and FX activities stay unclear. It looks possible that it is connected by the European Securities and Markets Authority’s recent clamp down on the retail trading industry.

A wide ran of firge of organizations within the retail industry are shutting down or moving offshore as a result of the legislation that prohibits binary options and puts heavy restrictions on leveraged CFD and FX trading. Whether or not ESMA’s legislation is the key reason for SpotOption stopping its CFD and FX activities is uncertain. Though, it is reasonable to consider it certainly have had an impact on their business.

Huobi Group to Launch Trading Service for Big Customers

The service is positioned as an "an exclusive channel for institutions to ensure safe, compliant and rapid deposit-withdrawal of high-value assets"
15 August 2018   130

Huobi Group launched a new trading service for institutional market participants. 

The service is positioned as an "an exclusive channel for institutions to ensure safe, compliant and rapid deposit-withdrawal of high-value assets."

At the first stage, the service will be available for 100 institutional customers of Huobi. The latter will be able to perform up to 10 I / O operations on a first come, first served (FCFS) basis.

A range of new services will include the following options:

  • an exclusive channel for institutions, providing a safe, fast and legal withdrawal of funds;
  • multitasking, allowing to use in trading a lot of positions, strategies and open up to 1000 sub-accounts;
  • individual limits on the volume of transactions and borrowed funds;
  • individual customer support;
  • access to analytical data of the research department of the company, as well as investment strategies of Huobi Quant Academy.

In addition, for institutional clients, there will be regular Mitaps dedicated to the development of the industry, which will also offer participation in various investment projects.