Latest Forex News

JFD Brokers launches Real Stocks

Leading global brokerage JFD Brokers has announced the launch of a new trading product, offering clients the opportunity to trade physical shares from its platform MT5+. JFD is already a renowned international FX and CFD broker; with this launch, the company will become a true multi-asset broker, remaining one step ahead of its competition within the MetaTrader realm....show more

DIGITEC reshuffles Senior Management Team

Andreas Kiesselbach has been named Director at German-based pricing technology provider DIGITEC....show more

Vietcombank selects Thomson Reuters Electronic Trading

Vietcombank has announced that it has selected Thomson Reuters Electronic Trading (ET) to power its business in Vietnam and strengthen its presence in both the local and international foreign exchange markets. ...show more

LEVERJ launches Cryptocurrency Derivatives Trading Platform

Leverj, a decentralized platform for cryptocurrency derivatives trading, which is supported by ConsenSys, the world’s largest Blockchain venture studio – plans to unveil its highly anticipated platform to traders interested in leveraged cryptocurrency trading...show more

Central Banks are Trialling Blockchain

Central banks and other public sector institutions are actively involved in distributed ledger technology (DLT) experiments and trials, says first Global Blockchain Benchmarking Study by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. 57% of surveyed central banks are experimenting with the Ethereum codebase. Report highlights rapid growth of DLT, along with regulatory and other issues needing attention to unlock full potential....show more

China Construction Bank Partners IBM for Blockchain Solution

China Construction Bank and IBM have announced the development of the first blockchain-enabled bancassurance project in Hong Kong. Built on the IBM Blockchain Platform, the solution is designed to streamline CCB (Asia)’s bancassurance process and greatly enhance customer experience and the quality of services delivered through faster transaction processing time and increased transparency...show more

LedgerX receives U.S. Federal Government License

LedgerX, the New York-based institutional trading and clearing platform for digital currencies, receives approval to operate the first U.S. federally-regulated exchange and clearing house for derivatives contracts settling in digital currencies....show more

DV Trading joins OTC Exchange Network Early Adopter program

OTC Exchange Network ("OTCXN"), an institutional trading network and technology provider focused on using blockchain technologies to re-engineer financial markets by building digital asset exchanges and directly connecting market participants, is announcing that DV Trading, a Chicago-based proprietary trading group, has joined OTCXN’s Early Adopter Program as a liquidity provider...show more

FXSpotStream adds State Street as 13th Liquidity Provider

FXSpotStream LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of LiquidityMatch LLC, has announced that State Street has joined the Service as a liquidity providing bank to FXSpotStream’s price aggregation service. State Street is the 13th bank available to clients connected to FXSpotStream’s Service....show more

DV Trading joins OTC Exchange Network Early Adopter program

OTC Exchange Network ("OTCXN"), an institutional trading network and technology provider focused on using blockchain technologies to re-engineer financial markets by building digital asset exchanges and directly connecting market participants, is announcing that DV Trading, a Chicago-based proprietary trading group, has joined OTCXN’s Early Adopter Program as a liquidity provider....show more

FXSpotStream plans addition of 13th Liquidity Provider and expansion of product offering

FXSpotStream is a bank owned consortium founded in 2011 and operates as a market utility. It provides multibank FX streaming, RFS and matching services supporting trading in FX Spot, Forwards, Swaps, NDF/NDS and Spot and Swap Precious Metals.  Clients can access a GUI or single API from co-location sites in New York, London and Tokyo.  With FXSpotStream, clients preserve their direct relationship with their Liquidity Providers as trading is fully disclosed and bilateral.  ...show more

Avelacom chooses Metamako

Global connectivity provider Avelacom has announced that it is now using Metamako, a leading specialist provider of FPGA-enabled, highperformance networking devices, to significantly accelerate its network processing power and keep latency to an absolute minimum. ...show more

PrimeXM opens new London office

PrimeXM has set up a new office in the city of London as part of its strategy to expand its offering and to be closer to clients in the region....show more

Forexware releases new gateway

US-based technology provider Forexware has announced that it has developed a gateway to link OTC FX with Exchange Traded Futures and Equities in MetaTrader 5....show more

CMC Markets integrates with FlexTrade

CMC Markets has integrated with FlexTrade Systems to enable the wider dissemination of its proprietary CFD liquidity. ...show more

Gold-i updates data analytics module

Gold-i has updated its data analytics module, Insight, for its multi-asset Matrix liquidity management platform to offer greater granularity to brokers who are aggregating their flow across multiple LPs....show more

IS Prime delivers impressive financial results

IS Prime has announced impressive results for year ending 31 March 2017, with a threefold increase in revenue and a 900% increase in operating profit. ...show more

ADS Securities introduces bitcoin CFD trading

ADS Securities has announced the introduction of bitcoin CFD trading for MENA clients using its MT4 platform. Jason Hughes, Global Head of Retail Sales commented that, “We will be the first brokerage in the MENA region to offer bitcoin trading. ...show more

Integral announces solutions for MiFID II compliance

Integral will deliver its entire platform with services necessary to meet MiFID II requirements, the company has announced, including assistance with pre-trade and post-trade transparency, surveillance, TCA, reporting and record keeping....show more

JFD Brokers launches MT5+ software

Partners, IBs and clients of leading FX & CFDs brokerage, JFD Brokers, can now benefit from the recent launch of the company’s exclusive MT5+ software. ...show more

Cobalt joins BT Radianz Cloud

Cobalt, the FX post-trade processing network based on distributed ledger technology, has joined the BT Radianz Cloud. Organisations can now access Cobalt’s private peer-to-peer and blockchain services via their highly secure and resilient Radianz Cloud connections....show more

TNS launches new service in Frankfurt

Brokers, buy-side organizations and vendors wishing to locate in Frankfurt’s FR2 data center are being given a strategic advantage with a new Managed Hosting, Co-Location and Connectivity Service from Transaction Network Services (TNS). ...show more

Stater Global Markets announces real futures product

London-based FCA regulated Prime of Prime brokerage, Stater Global Markets has broadened its product range with the introduction of exchange traded futures....show more

TradAir rolls-out enhanced Full-Amount execution logic

TradAir has rolled-out enhanced Full-Amount execution logic, further improving upon its existing Full Amount execution performance....show more

ForexClear clears $1 trillion of notional in one month

LCH has announced that its ForexClear service processed over $1 trillion in notional over the course of August, setting a new monthly record. ForexClear has seen demand for its NDF clearing service significantly increase since the introduction of the uncleared margin rules in September 2016....show more

TradingScreen launches BidFX

TradingScreen Inc has recently launched BidFX, an EMS designed for the $5 trillion daily FX market. ...show more

CFH Clearing offers streaming Liquidity in Cryptocurrencies

CFH Clearing is rolling out liquidity in Bitcoin through FIX and MT4 and will soon be adding Ethereum, Litecoin and Dash. The products will be treated as CFDs so there is no delivery of cryptocurrencies or a need for clients to maintain a wallet. ...show more

XTX Markets moves to Zero Hold Time model

XTX Markets has announced it is now operating a ‘zero hold time’ (ZHT) model in its application of last look to its FX counterparty businesses....show more

GTX launches ‘full-amount streams’

Institutional foreign exchange trading platform GTX has launched ‘full-amount streams’...show more

360T launches new spot marketplace

360T has recently launched its new spot marketplace....show more

CFH Clearing offers MT5 Trading platform to clients

CFH Clearing has added MT5 to its trading platform portfolio. This latest addition maps onto its strategy of offering flexibility and choice to clients, with access to the very latest technology. ...show more

Solid FX expands to Tokyo

After years of success in Europe and the USA, Solid FX is pleased to announce it will expand its presence to Tokyo. At the start of 2018, Solid will launch a new hub in the Equinix TY3 data center. Just like our existing hubs in LD4 and NY5, the new hub will run the state of the art, in-house developed Solid FX matching engine. Solid has received many requests from clients to offer its specific liquidity on the Asian market. Soon, clients will be able to connect to the TY3 hub - directly through the FIX API or via reliable third party infrastructure providers - and enjoy the quality and service Solid FX is known for. ...show more

TNS launches new managed service

Brokers, buy-side organizations and vendors wishing to locate in Frankfurt’s FR2 data center are being given a strategic advantage with a new Managed Hosting, Co-Location and Connectivity Service from Transaction Network Services (TNS)....show more

PrimeXM announces new website launch

PrimeXM has announced the launch of its newly revamped website. The site includes extensive information to help customers understand PrimeXM’s complete range of technology solutions. ...show more

Dukascopy Bank releases JForex Web 3 platform on demo

Dukascopy Bank has announced the release of the next generation of its web platform – JForex Web 3 with higher performance, improved user experience and no Java requirements....show more

Crystal Ho Bolsters Sales Team at IS Prime Hong Kong

Crystal Ho has joined IS Prime Hong Kong as Vice President Sales, North Asia.  Crystal is a qualified Responsible Officer (RO) and will also play a key role in helping IS Prime Hong Kong with its SFC regulatory application....show more

Gold-i extends access to Visual Edge

Gold-i has released an API to allow seamless integration between its multi-asset risk management and business intelligence tool, Visual Edge and other trading platforms. Up until now, Gold-i Visual Edge has been integrated exclusively with MT4. ...show more

IHS Markit launches Collateral Manager

IHS Markit has announced the launch of Collateral Manager, an end-to-end solution for calculating margin, settling margin calls and managing margin disputes. New regulation requires the mandatory exchange of variation and initial margin for cleared and uncleared OTC derivatives transactions. ...show more

Invast adds Lucid Markets to PurePrime™

Invast Global has announced a new partnership with Lucid Markets. Clients of the Invast Global multi-asset prime services facility, PurePrimee™, will now have access to unique proprietary FX pricing from the market making firm. ...show more

IS Risk Analytics launches PredatorWatch

IS Risk Analytics (ISRA) has launched a new service called PredatorWatch to help brokers to identify toxic clients before or shortly after they trade....show more

Northern Trust launches FX Algo suite

Northern Trust has announced the launch of a suite of sophisticated foreign exchange client execution algorithms that will allow clients to manage their FX exposure with an enhanced level of control and transparency. ...show more

eToro launches Crypto-currency CopyFund

eToro, the global trading and investing social network has announced the launch of a new cryptocurrencies investment CopyFund which will invest in the two largest cryptocurrencies, bitcoin and Ethereum. ...show more

FXecosystem celebrates seven years of success

FXecosystem is celebrating seven years in business, providing leading connectivity solutions underpinned by a high level of support to a wider audience....show more

Sucden Financial launches OTC FX options service

Sucden Financial has launched a new OTC FX options service which provides users with the ability to price their own option structures online and benchmark those prices against independent data for greater transparency. ...show more

Matt DellaRocca joins LMAX Exchange

LMAX Exchange has appointed Matt DellaRocca to the newly created position of Liquidity Manager for the Americas....show more

Kalahari launches new FX Futures and Rates service

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PLUGIT makes their brokerage solutions MT5 compatible

After the successful release of their MetaTrader 5 MAMM solution, the PLUGIT Apps integrator company has decided to extend their portfolio of products for brokers already using the new-generation platform. ...show more

OTC Exchange Network joins FIX

OTC Exchange Network is now a member of the FIX Trading Community. CEO Rosario M. Ingargiola, has also been named to the Digital Currency & Blockchain Working Group.  OTCXN’s blockchain-based peer-to-peer electronic trading network democratizes access to wholesale markets starting with OTC Spot FX.  ...show more

JFD Brokers launches new franchise program

Leading forex and CFDs brokerage JFD Brokers has announced the launch of a new franchise program, where partners can benefit exclusively from JFD’s global brand name, building their own regional office while simultaneously empowering their business....show more

Blockchain News

DMALINK joins OTCXN’s Early Adopter Program

OTC Exchange Network ("OTCXN"), an institutional trading network and technology provider focused on using blockchain technologies to re-engineer and solve the biggest problems in the largest markets in the world, including the FX and Cryptocurrency markets, is announcing that DMALINK, a London-based independent electronic trading venue for professional foreign exchange traders, has joined OTCXN’s Early Adopter Program as a liquidity provider....show more

OTC Exchange Network joins the FIX Trading Community

OTC Exchange Network ("OTCXN"), an institutional trading network and infrastructure provider utilizing blockchain technologies, is now a member of the FIX Trading Community.  CEO Rosario M. Ingargiola has also been named to the Digital Currency & Blockchain Working Group. ...show more

JFD Brokers offers new trading product:Bitcoin

Leading forex and CFDs brokerage JFD Brokers has launched a new trading product, offering clients the opportunity to capitalise on the recent Bitcoin trend, while benefiting from the brokerage’s excellent trading conditions....show more

OTC Exchange Network joins the Chamber of Digital Commerce

OTC Exchange Network ("OTCXN"), an institutional trading network and infrastructure provider utilizing blockchain technologies, is now a member of the world’s leading trade association representing the blockchain industry. ...show more

OTC Exchange Network appoints Drew Rasmussen as CTO

OTC Exchange Network ("OTCXN"), an institutional trading network and technology provider focused on using Blockchain technologies to solve the biggest problems in the largest markets in the world, has announced that it has appointed Drew Rasmussen as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the company. ...show more

Wall Street Blockchain Alliance adds OTC Exchange Network as corporate member

The Wall Street BlockchainAlliance (WSBA), has announced that OTC Exchange Network (OTCXN) has joined the organization as a corporate member. OTCXN is utilizing blockchain technologies and smart contracts for its peer-­‐to-­‐peer trading network, which will launch initially for the global foreign exchange market. ...show more

South Korea’s startup blockchain

News just in from the Korean Stock Exchange, which has launched the Korean Startup Market (KSM) to enable OTC trading in the equity shares of startup companies. The aim is to support the funding of “promising” startups, and to facilitate M&A activity. ...show more

Mobile BTC/INR trading in India

Bangalore-based Unocoin has launched a mobile app, for both iOS and Android devices, that gives customers 24/7 access to real-time Bitcoin market prices and instantaneous trading....show more

Bitcoin in Japan – it’s an insured thing

Tokyo-based Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance is planning an insurance policy to protect Bitcoin exchanges and their customers. Coverage from 10 million to 1 billion yen will be offered against losses due to cyberattacks and other unauthorized access, as well as “mistakes and impropriety by employees”....show more

Going Deutsche on new technologies

Deutsche Bundesbank and Deutsche Börse have announced a joint “conceptual study” into the viability of blockchain technology for financial transactions. First stage in the study was the development of a functional prototype for the blockchain technology-based settlement of securities. ...show more

Belfast

Egalitarian internet innovator Rakuten, which is based in Tokyo, Japan, has just opened the Rakuten Blockchain Lab (RBL) – in Belfast, UK. Why? Stephen McNamara, chief technology offi cer, RBL, says: “There is a very strong engineering community here in Belfast and the lab will contribute to and benefit from the ferment of creative energy that exists here....show more

Vanuatu

Lykke, the Swiss start-up engaged in building a blockchain-based FX/asset marketplace (see eForex January 2016), has been granted a broker licence, its fi rst, by the Vanuatu Financial Services Commission. ...show more

Buenos Aires

Smart-contract platform RSK has brought together a number of Bitcoin exchanges and companies in support of the RSK Federation, which aims “to run smart contracts secured by the Bitcoin network”. ...show more

United Arab Emirates

Dubai’s Global Blockchain Council GBC, formed in February this year, has announced seven pilot projects. These include Operation Kimberly, which aims to modernise the verification process for diamond trading, thus combating the trade in blood diamonds, and the Trade Flow project, which “looks to provide digital transaction services using the blockchain, as well as reducing costs, increasing security and providing superfast services to users”....show more

Singapore

Increased complexity in Singapore’s payments infrastructure, alongside some regulatory overlap, has prompted the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to propose a new regulatory framework for payment providers. ...show more

Tokyo

SBI Ripple Asia has announced the formation of a consortium of 15 Japanese banks that will network together to use Ripple’s technology for payments and settlement. The consortium’s new payments platform will “enable round the-clock settlement at a significant savings to both banks and consumers”. ...show more