International media and information firm Thomson Reuters, the parent company of global financial news agency and financial market data provider Reuters, has added bitcoin pricing information to its Eikon trading software.
The official announcement promised to extend Eikon users the same level of functionality they are accustomed to from the service, stating:
Eikon's bitcoin features
Thomson Reuters said that users of its Eikon product can take advantage of professional tools to track news and link to graphical analysis.
New bitcoin-specific offerings for Eikon include:
- A time and sales viewer that displays volume-weighted average price (VWAP)
- Daily open, high, low and close data
- Intra-day and end-of-day charting for quotes, trades and volumes
- Three-year traded rate and volume history
- Top-of-book bid and ask size
- Traded rates and volumes (in BTC).
Bitcoin traders that may considering adopting the platform were further encouraged by Thomson Reuters to try a free demo offer of Eikon.
Increasing market attention
In its full remarks, Thomson Reuters went on to discuss bitcoin's relative success given its uncertain legal and regulatory status in most countries around the globe.
Despite these challenges, the company evoked broad and complementary language to describe bitcoin and the reasoning behind its decision to add the sometimes controversial asset to its trading platform, saying:
The statements suggest that Thomson Reuters believes that many traders will want to monitor the progress of the bitcoin industry, even if they don't yet directly invest.
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