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TP ICAP to launch crypto trading platform with Fidelity and others

TP ICAP to launch crypto trading platform with Fidelity and others

TP ICAP, the world’s biggest interdealer broker, is set to launch a crypto trading platform for institutional investors. The platform is being developed with crypto custody providers Fidelity Digital Assets and Standard Chartered’s Zodia Custody, alongside liquidity provider Flow Traders. The idea is to provide clients a separate but interoperable model for execution and settlement. …

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CME eyes 'much wider potential customer base' with next week's micro bitcoin futures launch

CME eyes ‘much wider potential customer base’ with next week’s micro bitcoin futures launch

CME Group execs discussed the firm’s bitcoin futures offerings during an earnings call on Wednesday, with next week’s expected launch of micro bitcoin futures predicted to open the door to a potentially wider customer base. According to a published transcript, CME brought in $4.7 million in revenue from its bitcoin futures offering. Senior managing director …

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ETH price tops $2,000 for the first time to hit new all-time high

Ethereum scaling solution Optimism delays its mainnet launch at least until July

Ethereum Layer 2 scaling solution Optimism has delayed the public launch of its mainnet. The mainnet was scheduled to roll out this week, but it has now been postponed at least until July. The new schedule is just a rough estimate, said Optimism, because the launch is a “collaborative effort” of the Ethereum community. “Opening …

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Standard Chartered teams up with Northern Trust to launch crypto custody business ‘Zodia’

Standard Chartered teams up with Northern Trust to launch crypto custody business ‘Zodia’

SC Ventures, the innovation and ventures arm of Standard Chartered, has partnered with Northern Trust, to launch a crypto custody business. Dubbed Zodia Custody, the new business will launch in London, according to an announcement late Tuesday. Zodia is expected to begin operations next year, pending registration with the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority and other …

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Libra Plans Dollar-Pegged Stablecoin Launch in January 2021: Report

Libra Plans Dollar-Pegged Stablecoin Launch in January 2021: Report

Libra, the Facebook-initiated stablecoin project that’s been targeted continuously by lawmakers, might get off the ground as early as January 2021, albeit in a more limited format than the original multi-currency basket envisioned. According to a report by the Financial Times on Friday, instead, Libra may launch a single dollar-pegged stablecoin next year, according to “three people …

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Curve fork Swerve crosses $380M in total value locked within 12 hours of launch

Curve fork Swerve crosses $380M in total value locked within 12 hours of launch

Swerve, a new and unaudited decentralized finance protocol, has accumulated $380M in asset deposits within 12 hours of its launch. Swerve is a fork of Curve, the popular stablecoin-to-stablecoin decentralized exchange. The protocol aims to be “100% community owned and governed,” meaning that from day one, the protocol will allow users to begin generating SWRV …

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Decentralized exchange IDEX raises $2.5 million in seed funding ahead of IDEX 2.0 launch

Decentralized exchange IDEX raises $2.5 million in seed funding ahead of IDEX 2.0 launch

Decentralized or non-custodial crypto exchange IDEX has raised $2.5 million in seed funding ahead of IDEX 2.0 launch. The round was led by G1 Ventures and Borderless Capital, with participation from Collider Ventures and Ethereum prediction market project Gnosis. Alex Wearn, co-founder and CEO of IDEX, told The Block that the fresh capital would be …

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5 Years After Launch, Predictions Market Platform Augur Releases Version 2

5 Years After Launch, Predictions Market Platform Augur Releases Version 2

Augur released the second version of its betting platform Tuesday. The project was one of Ethereum’s first in 2015 with angel investments from Vitalik Buterin. Its v2 adds a suite of new crypto tools including IPFS, MakerDAO’s Dai, 0x Mesh and Uniswap’s pricing oracles. The ultimate decentralized finance (DeFi) money Lego has arrived: Augur Version …

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