Latest Forex News

Devexperts builds out their FX Options offering

Devexperts, a leading FX platform provider, has enhanced their FX Options platform to help more firms make the move from voice to electronic. e-Forex spoke to Devexperts VP of Trading Solutions Jon Light to find out more....show more

Blockchain market infrastructure provider aims to plug crypto infrastructure gaps

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CAB adds new payment modalities gained through its acquisition of Segovia

The combination of the cutting-edge payment capabilities of Segovia and the deep routed relationships fostered by CAB across its core markets in Africa and the Caribbean makes for a compelling offering that will see CAB rapidly move into supporting a much higher level of inbound flow of funds into the Caribbean and Africa.  ...show more

Pelican partners with Advanced Markets

Pelican Trading, the award-winning social copy-trading solutions and white label provider for brokers, has partnered with Advanced Markets to offer its proprietary technology to a wider client base....show more

TrueFX launches Clearing Member network

TrueFX, a purpose-built OTC market designed for the buyside, has launched the TrueFX Clearing Member network. Axicorp, FXCM and Velocity Trade are partnering with TrueFX to support customer access to the ecosystem....show more

CLS welcomes SEI to CLSSettlement

CLS has announced that Sumitomo Electric Industries (SEI) is the first Japanese manufacturing company to access CLSSettlement as a third-party participant....show more

Desjardins selects smartTrade to enhance its FX services

smartTrade Technologies has announced that Desjardins, a leading Canadian financial services company, has selected LiquidityFX, smartTrade’s fully hosted and managed FX platform, to provide enhanced FX services to its clients. ...show more

FXCM Pro is now onboarding clients with FlexTrade’s MaxxTrader

FXCM Pro is now beginning the process of onboarding clients with FlexTrade System’s “MaxxTrader” solution across the LD4 hosting centre....show more

Cobalt signs up Standard Chartered

FX post-trade infrastructure provider Cobalt, has announced that Standard Chartered is the latest client to sign....show more

TopFX looks to build on a successful 2019

As 2019 proved to be such a busy and successful year for an institutional prime services provider TopFX, we caught up with Alex Katsaros, CEO of the firm, to ask about what’s in store for 2020....show more

FlexTrade further strengthens its FX solution

FlexTrade Systems has been working hard to add to its portfolio of FX products and e-Forex spoke with VinayTrivedi, senior Vice President, FX Strategic Initiatives, to learn more about this. ...show more

Equiti Capital joins Gold-i’s Matrix Network

Equiti Capital has partnered with technology provider Gold-i to offer its multi-asset liquidity to Gold-i’s extensive global client base. This latest development from the Prime Broker division of Equiti Capital enables its FX, metals and CFD liquidity to be available through Gold-i’s Matrix...show more

B2C2 partners with SFOX

Cryptocurrency liquidity provider B2C2, and  cryptocurrency prime dealer for large-scale investors, SFOX, have announced a partnership to provide asset managers, hedge funds, family offices and high net worth individuals with a new source of liquidity...show more

Kx selected by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Kx, a division of First Derivatives plc, has announced that it has been selected by Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation to build and manage its next generation e-FX platform...show more

Refinitiv provides Tick History data on Google Cloud

Refinitiv has announced the launch of its Tick History dataset on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP). ...show more

Investment Association calls for standardisation of unsuccessful FX trades

New standardised categories to simplify the processing of unsuccessful trades on the FX markets have  been proposed by the Investment Association (IA), in a bid to bring greater consistency to the market and improve outcomes for investors....show more

Additional participants join CLSNet

CLS has announced that Actinver, BNP Paribas, Citibank and J.P. Morgan are live on CLSNet, a standardized, automated bilateral payment netting calculation service for over 120 currencies operating on a distributed ledger technology (DLT) platform....show more

PLUGIT sees huge potential for YOONIT

Leading FX technology vendor PLUGIT has recently launched YOONIT, an all-inclusive cloud-based modular trading support platform providing a unique, comprehensive toolkit designed for retail brokers. We spoke to Jalal Faour, CEO of the firm to learn more about it....show more

GMO-Z.com Trade UK partners with muinmos and NorthRow

GMO-Z.com Trade UK Limited, FCA regulated and an affiliated company of the world’s largest retail forex provider by volume, GMO CLICK Securities Inc., has.....show more

TradAir launches white label trading technology

TradAir has announced the launch of its new White Label trading technology, providing banks and institutional brokers with client ......show more

Exablaze launches ExaNIC X25 & X100

Exablaze a leading global provider of ultra-low latency network devices, is launching two new network adapters: ExaNIC X25 and ExaNIC X100...show more

Charles River IMS now integrates with ChartIQ

Charles River Development has announced that the Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) now integrates with ChartIQ.. ...show more

Blockchain.com launches API for Algo trading

The Blockchain.com Exchange has now opened their Exchange API so traders can build bots, and access its market 24 hours, 7 days a week....show more

State Street and Gemini launch Digital Asset pilot

State Street Corporation has announced a new digital asset  pilot in collaboration with Gemini Trust Company, LLC...show more

GCEX partners with oneZero

GCEX a leading digital technology solutions provider in Crypto assets and Currencies for the institutional and professional segments, has announced.....show more

TriOptima sets new record for FX Forwards compression

TriOptima has announced that counterparties using the triReduce CLS FX compression service have eliminated $9.1 trillion of gross notional value from their FX forward portfolios in 2019...show more

B2Broker partners with Devexperts

B2Broker has signed an agreement with Devexperts to license their dxTrade platform. B2Broker’s pool of trading platforms currently includes.....show more

360T launches 360TGTX MidMatch

360T, Deutsche Börse’s FX unit and global provider of a multi-bank, multi-asset trading platform, has announced the launch of 360TGTX MidMatch...show more

FXOpen UK offers MT5-based ECN trading accounts

The UK entity of online broker FXOpen has started offering MetaTrader 5-based ECN trading accounts. ...show more

Tradition facilitates AUD/USD cross-currency swap trade using LCH SwapAgent

Tradition has facilitated the first, brokered AUD/USD cross-currency swap trade using LCH SwapAgent...show more

LMAX Digital volumes added to TradeBlock

LMAX Digital has announced that it has started providing real time trading volumes to TradeBlock...show more

cTrader Desktop 3.7 Beta is released

Spotware has announced the release of cTrader Desktop 3.7 Beta. The new version comes equipped with a whole series of enhancements for a complete trading experience...show more

TickTrade Systems receives investment

TickTrade Systems has announced a new investment by and relationship with SVB Financial Group...show more

CryptoCompare partners with BT Radianz Cloud

CryptoCompare has announced the availability of a suite of digital asset data products in the BT Radianz Cloud...show more

LiquidityBook selected by First New York

LiquidityBook has  announced that FNY Investment Advisers, LLC, a multi-strategy investment firm, has implemented the SaaS-based LBX Buy Side as its POEMS...show more

Devexa now available for cTrader brokers

Devexperts announces Devexa, it's multi-language digital trading assistant and chatbot is now available for cTrader brokers...show more

Bitfinex supports Lightning Network

Bitfinex has launched support for the Lightning Network which is a decentralized system of smart contracts built as a second-layer of the Bitcoin blockchain...show more

Nomura expands Pico relationship

Nomura has selected Pico, a leading provider of technology services for the financial markets community globally, to build, host and manage a new platform supporting its latest innovation programs in foreign exchange (FX) and rates trading businesses....show more

N26 Gmbh selects Eurobase

Eurobase International has announced that N26 GmbH, one of the world’s fastest growing banks, has selected the Siena platform to support its treasury management operations....show more

360T launches streaming NDFs

360T, Deutsche Börse’s FX unit and global provider of a multi-bank, multi-asset trading platform, has announced the completion of its first trade in Streaming Non-Deliverable Forwards (NDFs)....show more

GMO-Z.com Trade UK hires Ramy Soliman to drive institutional offering

Ramy Soliman is well known to readers of e-Forex and has huge experience within the FX space. Now working as Chief Strategy Officer at GMO-Z.com, he will be driving the growth of the broker’s institutional business. We asked him about his strategy for achieving this....show more

Plugit completes rebrand built around YOONIT

Plugit, one of the leading technology providers to the global forex brokerage industry, has completed a wide-ranging rebranding process built around YOONIT, the company’s game-changing comprehensive solution. e-Forex spoke with Plugit CEO, Jalal Faour to discover more....show more

cTrader mobile 3.8 update released

cTrader Mobile 3.8 release is out and packed with new features in order to improve users’ trading experience when using the cTrader mobile app...show more

Virtu Financial expands FX TCA offering

Virtu Financial, Inc. has announced  that it is expanding its FX TCA offering with the addition of new high precision, low latency FX TCA benchmarks....show more

Eurex Clearing clears first Euro STR swap trades

Eurex Clearing has cleared its first Euro STR swap trades...show more

Lucera expands its offering to Singapore

Adding to its global footprint Lucera now has presence in the Equinix SG1 datacenter....show more

Deutsche Bank introduces WeChat on Symphony

Deutsche Bank has announced that it will introduce WeChat on its Symphony platform...show more

Beeks Financial Cloud deploys in NY5 datacentre

Beeks Financial Cloud, growing its portfolio of datacentre locations by deploying in the Equinix NY5 New York datacentre...show more

Advanced Markets partners with Tradefora

Advanced Markets Group has announced a new partnership with Tradefora......show more

GMO-Z.com Trade UK launches Prime-of-Prime service

GMO-Z.com Trade UK Limited has announced the launch of its new institutional prime-of-prime service. ...show more

BEQUANT and Avelacom collaborate

BEQUANT, a leading cryptocurrency exchange with prime brokerage services is collaborating with Avelacom...show more

Digital Assets & Blockchain News

OTCXN Signs International Crypto Broker OSL

OTCXN, a blockchain-powered capital markets infrastructure company is pleased to announce that OSL, the largest OTC digital asset brokerage company in Asia-Pacific, has joined the OTCXN network. OSL is now a Core Liquidity Provider in cryptocurrencies for OTCXN’s rapidly expanding institutional client base. ...show more

Active Client Trading Starts on OTCXN Block Trading Venue

OTCXN, a blockchain-powered capital markets infrastructure company, announced that it has launched its OTC Block Trading venue for Crypto trading. ...show more

Prime Trust joins the OTCXN Network

OTCXN, a blockchain-powered capital markets infrastructure company has announced that it has signed Prime Trust to serve as a neutral, third-party custodian of assets for trading entities and exchanges that use OTCXN technology to facilitate clearing and settlement of OTC block trades and cross-exchange trading. Prime Trust is a chartered, regulated and insured trust company with full fiduciary powers and AML/KYC procedures supporting both US and international clients....show more

Kingdom Trust Joins the OTCXN Network

OTCXN, a blockchain-powered capital markets infrastructure company, announced that it has signed Kingdom Trust to serve as a neutral, third-party custodian of assets for trading entities and exchanges that use OTCXN technology to facilitate clearing and settlement of OTC block trades and cross-exchange trading. Kingdom Trust is the first regulated financial institution to offer qualified custody for digital asset investments like Bitcoin and Ethereum, with more than $12 billion in custody....show more

Blockfills now live with TradAir’s Crypto trading technology

TradAir has announced that digital asset trading experts BlockFills, are now live using TradAir’s Crypto trading technology. ...show more

smartTrade Technologies launches blockchain-based post-trade solution

A new and fully integrated smartTrade solution captures and sends post-trade data to a private and permissioned Distributed Ledger....show more

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