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Major Crypto Exchanges Launch OTC Desks Despite the Crypto Winter

Institutional investment is increasingly being seen as the future of crypto trading, with both Binance and Bittrex launching their own dedicated over-the-counter (OTC) desks in January. The desk launches come after Morgan Stanley published a bullish report in November, showing a strong pattern of institutional investment for Bitcoin. The latest developments indicate

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Main Takeaways From Davos WEF

This year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting has finished, and it’s time to recap the highlights. The forum — held in Davos, Switzerland, as per tradition — lasted from Jan. 22 to 25.Similar to the last year, cryptocurrencies were one of the major talking points in Davos. In

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OTC Desks Proliferate as Volume Shifts From Spot Markets

While trading volume on the top cryptocurrency exchanges declined dramatically during the second half of 2018, all signs suggest that over-the-counter (OTC) markets are now attracting increasing liquidity, with a number of prominent cryptocurrency exchanges entering the OTC space. Additionally, several major existing OTC desks have recently spoken of

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Circle’s Cryptocurrency OTC Desk Swapped More Than $24 Billion in 2018

Finance company Circle claims its over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency trading desk swapped a notional volume of $24 billion last year. The Boston-based company’s Circle Trade desk reportedly executed more than 10,000 cryptocurrency settlements between 600 unique counterparties in 2018. Also Read: New Full Node Client ‘Bitcoin Verde’ Joins the BCH Ecosystem Despite the

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Bitcoin Whales and the Rise of Crypto-Fueled OTC Desks in 2018

Cryptocurrencies grew immensely popular in 2017, but throughout the following year, digital asset markets fell sharply in value. However, over-the-counter (OTC) market makers thrived in 2018, with a slew of business models in the industry catering to OTC clients.   Also Read: Bitbacker.io Aims to Offer a Cryptocurrency-Powered Patreon Alternative Billions Swapped

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Crypto Bear Market Triggers Rise in M&A Activity

In 2018 there was a rapid decline in initial coin offerings, a slowdown in blockchain business launches, and a bearish crypto market. During this period, companies with good liquidity have been scaling up and strengthening by acquiring startups.  Also Read: Global Cryptocurrency M&As Rise  M&A Deal Frenzy in 2018 In 2017 the number

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USDT Volume Up Despite Tether’s Stablecoin Dominance Dropping

The ongoing drama surrounding the opaque operations of Tether throughout 2018 has driven the proliferation of similar pegged currencies, leading to USDT’s dominance over the stablecoin markets waning. Despite this shift, USDT trade volume has risen 100 percent since tether’s dramatic decoupling from its dollar peg in October. Also Read: Buffett

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