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Saxo Bank Arm Launches Trading of BTC, ETH, LTC Against Major Currencies

The offering from Saxo Markets will be available initially to clients in Singapore and Australia.

May 18, 2021 at 10:00 p.m. UTC
Updated Sep 14, 2021 at 12:57 p.m. UTC

Saxo Markets, the digital investing subsidiary of Danish bank Saxo, has launched a service enabling trading of three top cryptocurrencies in FX pairs.

  • The offering matches bitcoin, ether and litecoin against the euro, U.S. dollar and Japanese yen, initially for Saxo Markets’ clients in Singapore and Australia.
  • Rollout to other key markets will follow in the coming weeks, a Saxo Markets spokesperson told CoinDesk. 
  • The news marks Saxo Markets’ first new crypto offering since 2017 when it launched exchange-traded notes (ETNs) tracking bitcoin and ethereum.
  • The new offering is designed to complement the company’s existing range of crypto trackers and ETNs, according to Saxo’s emailed announcement Tuesday.
  • The cryptocurrency traded will be in the form of derivatives rather than the actual coins. 
  • Retail clients will be able to trade on 60% margin with accredited investors trading on 40% or 50%.

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