Digital Currencies

Beyond Bitcoin: Discussing the benefits of other cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency is a constantly evolving financial service, currently gaining more traction than ever within the trading world. After an investor accidentally ‘threw away’ their millions in Bitcoin, followed by its plummet in value after Elon Musk’s announcement that Tesla would no longer accept it as a payment method, 2021 has already seen its fair share of virtual payments making the financial headlines. 

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White Label exchange technology: Helping to democratize access to blockchain technology and cryptocurrency markets

In 2020 cryptocurrency’s market cap grew over 400%. So far, 2021 is proving just as explosive.  At the time of writing, cryptocurrency is up 150% on the year, with its market cap hovering just above $2 trillion. For comparison, that’s higher than that of Google, Amazon and Microsoft.

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The secret to Digital Asset Best Execution: Technology platforms and quantitative models

The crypto market has come a long way since the retail bubble of early 2018. The maturation of the entire crypto ecosystem, both retail and institutional, has been nothing short of transformational.

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Jumping the Crypto-Chasm: How Can Institutional Trading Firms Offer Digital Assets?

What seemed highly unlikely a few years ago is now taken for granted: an increasing number of institutional players are looking to offer digital asset services to their clients. Recent high-profile examples include Goldman, JPMorgan and Citi, who are all reportedly exploring crypto custody services.

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CBDCs – How are central banks engaging with the rise of digital currencies?

Central banks have been pondering for some years the benefits and risks of introducing digital currencies but events are now converging that may speed up their adoption, writes Richard Willsher.

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The state of stability: Are Stablecoins the next frontier?

By Henry C. W. Price with additions from Hugh Lawson-Tancred, GCEX Research and Advisory Board Stablecoins – the very name is strange, as coins in real money are completely stable, both physically and chemically. A gold coin is sometimes used as a metaphor for Bitcoin, for mining and its value proposition of scarcity. Proof of […]

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Crypto-Derivatives Market Evolution: Where we are, and where we need to be

The cryptocurrency derivatives market has as many specific attributes as the cryptocurrency spot market. Namely, they feature developed decentralisation, largely unregulated platforms and diverse instrument specifications

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