Capital Markets

TrueDigital Expands Distribution of Its Bitcoin and Ether OTC Reference Rates

| Yogita Khatri

Institutional digital assets platform trueDigital has signed two new deals to expand the reach of its OTC reference rates for bitcoin and ether.

Blockchain Financial Plumbing Is Still Years Away, Says LSE Spinoff Exactpro

| Ian Allison

Exactpro, which tests software for stock exchanges, says it could be years before blockchains can safely connect to existing post-trade systems.

Central Banks See ‘No Value’ in Issuing Digital Currency: BIS Chief

| Yogita Khatri

BIS chief Agustin Carstens has said that central banks are wary about issuing digital currencies due to the "huge operational consequences."

R3 Co-Founder Jesse Edwards Is Leaving the Enterprise Blockchain Firm

| Ian Allison

Co-founder Jesse Edwards is leaving R3, but will remain an investor and continue working with the blockchain firm.

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Crypto Futures and Institutional Interest: Looking in the Wrong Place

| Noelle Acheson

Cboe's suspension of bitcoin futures highlights a mistake we're all making when it comes to institutional involvement, argues Noelle Acheson.

Fred Ehrsam, Coinbase co-founder, Token Summit II. (Brady Dale for CoinDesk)

Numerai Token Sale Raises $11 Million From VC Firms Paradigm, Placeholder

| Leigh Cuen

Hedge fund and predictions market startup Numerai just closed an $11 million round led by Paradigm and Placeholder.

Crypto Market Maker B2C2 Hires Wall Street FX Vet to Lead US Expansion

| Marc Hochstein

London-based crypto liquidity provider B2C2 has hired Wall Street veteran Rob Catalanello to lead its expansion in the U.S.

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CoinMarketCap Crypto Indices Launch on Nasdaq, Bloomberg, Reuters

| Yogita Khatri

Two crypto benchmark indices from CoinMarketCap launch on Nasdaq, Bloomberg Terminal, Thomson Reuters and Börse Stuttgart today.

Galaxy Capital-Backed Caspian to Offer Crypto Derivatives Trading

| Yogita Khatri

Institutional trading and portfolio management platform Caspian is launching trading in cryptocurrency derivatives.

Polymath, SeriesOne Team Up to Simplify Security Token Issuance

| Yogita Khatri

Polymath has partnered with digital securities fundraising platform seriesOne to offer an “end-to-end” solution for security token issuance.