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Institutional Bitcoin Trading Volume Grows For 4 Consecutive Months

A new report from curated data platform Diar reveals that institutional Bitcoin trading volumes record growth for the 4th month in a row.  Institutions Warming Up Popular cryptocurrency data outlet Diar reports that institutional Bitcoin trading volumes have moved into growth for the 4th consecutive month. According to the report, they are hitting new highs against US-based…

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Bitcoin Wash Trading: Sifting Facts From Fears

In mid-March, Bitwise Asset Management issued a damning report on Bitcoin (BTC) trading figures. The San Francisco-based index fund provider declared that up 95 percent of Bitcoin trading volume as seen on CoinMarketCap (CMC) was due to so-called wash trading. Wash trading is a type of market manipulation where sell and buy orders are simultaneously…

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CME Group Bitcoin Futures Reported Record Trading Volume on April 4

Leading United States derivative market CME Group pointed out that its Bitcoin (BTC) futures reported a record trading volume on April 4, according to their tweet. Per the tweet, the volume of its Bitcoin futures hit an all-time-high of over 22,500 contracts on April 4, which is equivalent to about 112,700 BTC. The previous record…

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Jamaica Stock Exchange to Pilot Bitcoin and Ether Trading

The Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) is soon to trial bitcoin and ether trades with help from Canadian fintech firm Blockstation. The two firms jointly announced Wednesday that they have entered into an agreement to enable live trading of digital assets including security tokens in a “regulated and secured” environment. The trial of bitcoin and ether…

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Coincheck Launches OTC Crypto Trading for Institutions

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has launched an over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency trading service aimed at institutional clients, the firm said Monday. While the service seem primarily to serve bitcoin trades, Coincheck said it will consider trades in other cryptocurrencies. Coincheck said its OTC trading desk will allow customers to buy and sell a minimum of 50 bitcoins ($205,423…

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Coincheck Launches Bitcoin OTC Trading Desk for Large-Scale Institutional Clients

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has launched a Bitcoin (BTC) over-the-counter trading desk for large-scale institutional investors. Cointelegraph Japan reported the news on April 1. The Coincheck OTC trading desk will enable clients to directly trade large volumes of Bitcoin — starting from 50 BTC ($207,000 to press time) — between each other using a web…

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Huobi’s US Arm Launches Institutional Group for OTC Crypto Trading

The U.S. branch of the Huobi Global crypto trading marketplace is courting big-money investors with the introduction of a new institutional team. Announced today, the new group at HBUS will be headed up by Katelyn Mew, a veteran of asset management powerhouse BlackRock and discount brokerage Charles Schwab, and Oren Blonstein, who comes from fintech…

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New Bitcoin Trading Volume Metric Offers Clearer View of the Market

Step aside CoinMarketCap, your time may be up; there’s a new straight shooter in town with reliable bitcoin trading volume metrics. Following recent research and criticism of CMC’s data collection methods, a New York-based alternative has stepped into the fray. Bitcoin Trading Volume Overexaggerated CoinMarketCap has, for a long time now, been the go-to place…

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CoinMarketCap Concedes Fake Trading Volume Concerns Are ‘Valid’

Following a recent report by Bitwise Asset Management claiming that 95 percent of Bitcoin exchange trading volume listed on CoinMarketCap is fake, the popular market data aggregator confirmed the concerns as “valid.”  Data Inaccuracy on CoinMarketCap “Valid” CoinMarketCap is perhaps the most popular cryptocurrency market data aggregator. Having an Alexa rank of 493, it’s a…

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Overstock’s tZERO Exchange to Launch Bitcoin Trading App This June

Overstock’s security token platform tZERO is going full crypto. Until now, security tokens had been the startup’s priority, but this summer, tZERO plans to launch its own mobile trading app for buying and selling bitcoin and, possibly, ether, CEO Saum Noursalehi told CoinDesk Thursday. The app for IOS and Android devices is scheduled to launch…

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