Joe Morgan
Joe Morgan

Delivering more cost effective crypto trading infrastructures

Joe Morgan investigates the cryptocurrency market and explores what key trading tools and infrastructure is going to be required for brokers and institutional firms who are looking to enter the space.

Bitcoin, the world’s biggest cryptocurrency, is unique as a digitally traded asset, having evolved independently of financial institutions or banks. Indeed, the absence of any central authority is a key tenant of the blockchain-based technology, inscribed in Satoshi Nakamoto’s whitepaper, Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System. The rapid ascent of cryptocurrencies as an asset class has emerged without much of the infrastructure required for the safe, secure and regulatory complaint trading of assets among institutional investors.  Last year witnessed plummeting prices across cryptocurrencies. Bitcoin, which hit an all-time high of $19,783.06 on December 17, 2017, has dropped to about $3,600. A pool of analysts polled by Bloomberg News saw experts predicting continuing price falls in 2019, with some forecasting that the world’s leading cryptocurrency could fall as low as $1,500. Nevertheless, Bitcoin and its underlying blockchain technology have unquestionably attracted...continued

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