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Criminal trial for BitMEX exec Greg Dwyer delayed to October

BitMEX launches FX perpetual swap contracts for institutional and retail investors

BitMEX, one of the longest running derivatives exchanges in the crypto market, is moving into traditional financial markets with the launch of perpetual swap contracts tied to foreign currencies.  The firm announced Friday the launch of FX perpetual swap contracts (FX perps), which will allow its users to trade more than 20 contracts tied …

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Crypto’s Institutional Future May Be Incompatible With Litecoin’s Privacy Protecting Features; Bitcoin Falls

Crypto’s Institutional Future May Be Incompatible With Litecoin’s Privacy Protecting Features; Bitcoin Falls

The largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization was recently trading at $30,300, down roughly 2.5% over the past 24 hours. Ether, the second largest crypto by market cap, was changing hands at about $1,800, about flat over the same period. Most other major cryptos spent much of their day in the red with DOT and AVAX …

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FTX is creating an NFT-focused sports and entertainment marketplace

FTX floats institutional business, recruits former Coinbase executive

advertisement FTX, the crypto exchange founded by Sam Bankman-Fried, has launched a new business geared towards institutional clients to meet Wall Street’s growing interest in digital assets. The new unit, known as FTX Access, will initially focus on service areas like index products, analytical tools and advisory services for institutional-grade clients, according to a statement …

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Institutional crypto custodians raised more than $3 billion in 2021

Institutional crypto custodians raised more than $3 billion in 2021

advertisement Crypto custodial firms focused on the institutional market experienced a significant upswing in funding in 2021, according to The Block Research. Such firms have raised more than $3 billion this year. As noted in The Block Research’s 2022 Digital Asset Outlook Report, the rate of investments was more than three times higher than 2020.  …

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Institutional clients are pushing NYDIG and Fidelity to offer more ETH services

Institutional clients are pushing NYDIG and Fidelity to offer more ETH services

The Block Research The Block Research previously looked at the emergence of the first DeFi exploits and their heyday last fall in The Summer of DeFi. However, even the total losses as a result of previous attacks pale in comparison with May 2021. In just one month, DeFi protocols lost a record $210M, $80M more …

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Here’s how Compound and Aave are now targeting institutional investors

Here’s how Compound and Aave are now targeting institutional investors

Quick Take Decentralized Finance has typically been too unregulated or complex for institutional investors. But some DeFi firms are now trying to offer products aimed specifically at institutions. Here are the key details for the two biggest offerings: Aave and Compound. This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You can continue …

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Fidelity Digital Assets plans big headcount boost in response to institutional interest in crypto

Fidelity Digital Assets plans big headcount boost in response to institutional interest in crypto

Fidelity Digital Assets, the crypto-focused arm of the asset manager Fidelity, plans on hiring as many as 100 employees to bolster cryptocurrency projects in response to institutional demand in crypto, reports Bloomberg.  Fidelity Digital Assets president Tom Jessop told Bloomberg that the firm intends on hiring employees in its Dublin, Boston and Salt Lake City …

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United States is the country of choice for institutional crypto trading service providers

United States is the country of choice for institutional crypto trading service providers

In a survey of institutional cryptocurrency trading service providers, The Block Research team has found that a majority of them, approximately 61%, are based in the United States. Other popular regions include Hong Kong, Singapore, and Switzerland for institutional-focused cryptocurrency trading firms. Furthermore, according to The Block Research’s John Dantoni, “about 75% of the firms …

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[SPONSORED] The Block Presents: The State of Institutional Spot Liquidity – Brought to you by Altonomy

[SPONSORED] The Block Presents: The State of Institutional Spot Liquidity – Brought to you by Altonomy

About the Panelists: Ricky Li, Co-Founder of Altonomy Ricky Li, Co-founder of Altonomy. Now based in New York, he is a veteran trader in the cryptocurrency market and traditional commodities markets. Li holds a CFA Charter and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Officer, CoinShare Meltem Demirors is Chief …

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For Bitcoin's institutional investors, how important is a regulated environment?

For Bitcoin’s institutional investors, how important is a regulated environment?

When it comes to crypto-markets, the last few years have seen increased institutional interest. Today, Bitcoin is viewed as a legitimate investment tool, with the king coin having doubled down on its store of value narrative. With the third block reward halving taking place in little over a week’s time and with BTC’s price going …

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