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Cryptocurrency Dash to Begin Trading on Coinbase Pro

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced its listing of cryptocurrency dash following an exploration period with the exchange that ended last week. Deposits will be accepted today followed by trades opening Tuesday at 16:00 UTC. Coinbase announced its review of eight cryptocurrencies earlier last month. Of those under study, dash is the first to be approved. A …

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Tagomi Rollout Paves Way for Institutional Crypto Shorting

Crypto brokerage Tagomi released its borrowing and lending platform to the wider public, enabling investors to short cryptocurrencies like bitcoin and ethereum. Tagomi’s COO Kevin Johnson told CoinDesk that its new platform addresses issues that stymie institutional crypto shorts. Many large-scale investors could not short cryptocurrencies as rapidly as they might short an equity position …

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Rebranded TrueDigital Partners for ‘Imminent’ Bitcoin Derivatives Launch

Institutional digital assets platform Tassat, formerly known as trueDigital, has teamed up with trading software provider AlgoTrader in the run up to its launch of cryptocurrency derivatives. The deal will see Tassat provided access to AlgoTrader’s institutional clients for the planned derivatives instruments. Meanwhile, those clients will benefit from being able to incorporate the products in their trading …

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Van Eck, SolidX to Offer Bitcoin ETF to Institutions via SEC Exemption: Report

While the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has so far blocked a number of proposed bitcoin ETFs, two firms aim to launch a more limited option this week. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, VanEck Securities and SolidX Management – which have previously had a decision on their proposed bitcoin ETF postponed …

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The Crypto Custody Conundrum: What Are We Even Talking About?

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free weekly newsletter focused on crypto assets. Sign up here. For a primer on crypto custody concepts, you can download our free report here.  …

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Crypto Futures Exchange Deribit Launching Bulk Derivatives Trading

Deribit claims it’s becoming the first crypto futures and options exchange to provide large-volume trades of bitcoin and ether derivatives. The move comes via a partnership with institutional messaging service Paradigm, according to a BNN Bloomberg report on Thursday. Deribit’s CEO, John Jansen, reportedly said the new service will offer block trades with a minimum of 40 bitcoin and …

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BitGo Hires Sales Chief From Crypto Custody Rival Xapo

Cryptocurrency custodian BitGo has announced the addition of Xapo‘s Pete Najarian to its executive team. Joining as the chief revenue officer, Najarian is tasked with global sales strategy. Najarian was senior vice president of institutions at bitcoin service provider Xapo before joining BitGo. Coinbase Custody announced its acquisition of Xapo’s institutional business last week. Speaking …

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Overstock Will Open tZERO Security Token Market to Retail Traders Next Week

Overstock is opening up trading on its security token market, tZERO, to all comers. Retail investors will be able to trade on the platform starting Aug. 12, tZERO CEO Saum Noursalehi told CoinDesk. At that point, the one year lock-up period for tZERO’s 2018 security token offering (STO) will pass. While the platform went live in January, …

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Investors Can Now Trade Ether and British Pounds on the Same Blockchain

A team of former Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) engineers is bringing trading and settlement of digital assets, including cryptocurrencies, to a private blockchain network originally developed for enterprise.   Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, London-based LAB577, led by ex-RBS innovation lead Richard Crook, is rolling out its first platform offering, the Digital Asset Shared Ledger (DASL, …

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Genesis’ Lending Surges Again in Q2 – and Not Just in Crypto

Genesis Global Trading’s crypto-related lending business remains on a growth tear – especially its loans of U.S. dollars and blockchain substitutes. According to statistics published by the over-the-counter trading firm Tuesday, Genesis’ “cash” lending doubled in the second quarter from the previous quarter to about $186 million. These loans, denominated in fiat or the dollar-pegged …

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