Liquidity

Nasdaq, Morgan Stanley Trading Vets Build Startup to Unite Crypto Market Price Ranges

A group of trading vets from NASDAQ, Visa and Morgan Stanley say they’ve built a liquidity solution for the world’s disparate cryptocurrency markets.  After 18 months of development, their project, Apifiny, came out of stealth Wednesday with a new platform targeting exchanges hampered by low liquidity: ExOne. It is an emerging finances back-end tool tied …

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China Stocks Plummet Despite 1.2 Trillion Yuan Injection to Mitigate Effects of Epidemic

</header> <strong>China’s stock market plunged Monday under selling pressure accumulated during a prolonged holiday. Investors have been worried by the coronavirus outbreak that’s already taken the lives of more than 360 people. Beijing authorities have responded by pumping well over a trillion yuan into the country’s economy and financial system. </strong> Also read: China’s Inflation …

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We Still Don’t Know Bitcoin’s Real Volume

Galen Moore is a Senior Research Analyst at CoinDesk. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a weekly newsletter focused on institutional investment in crypto assets. Sign up for free here. Fake volume became one of crypto assets’ leading narratives of 2019, as a U.S. regulatory application for an exchange-traded product (ETP) followed the work of earlier …

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Kyber Network Aims to Improve DeFi Liquidity With ‘Katalyst’ Protocol Upgrade

Kyber Network, the ethereum-based protocol focused on aggregating liquidity and facilitating swaps for ERC-20 tokens, is about to launch a major upgrade. Planned to go live in Q2 2020, the Katalyst upgrade is a major upgrade to the Kyber protocol to better meet the liquidity needs of the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem. Currently, the Kyber …

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Decentralized Liquidity Is the Backbone of DeFi

StarkDEX, on the other hand, uses state-of-the-art cryptographic STARK proofs to take on-chain transactions, process them off-chain, and then batch them back on-chain in order to increase throughput. The challenges of this method are purely technical, rather than social, as with Unipig (where you just have to get others to supply more liquidity over time). …

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Bitcoin Volatility Is Up, Liquidity Stagnant

Liquidity providers are not rushing in. To measure market makers’ enthusiasm for bitcoin, we turn to network data: the aggregate balances of exchange wallets, as a percentage of bitcoin’s total supply. This measure of exchanges’ bitcoin flows shows some responsiveness to volatility. Year-to-date highs were set in late May and early July, when volatility was …

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Four Insights on Crypto Liquidity From Binance US and FTX

In crypto, it’s exactly the opposite, Bankman-Fried pointed out during our conversation. Exchanges are the biggest, the deepest-pocketed and among the most influential crypto firms operating today. In part, that’s because bitcoin and ethereum aren’t firms. In part, it’s because of crypto’s immaturity: speculating on the speculative activity of others is the only use case …

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Another Chinese Lender Bailed Out After Bank Run

</header> <strong>Yichuan Rural Commercial Bank, a lender operating in the central Henan province, has become the latest Chinese bank to be bailed out by the government this year. The small financial institution, which has around 30 branches only in the Yichuan county, experienced a bank run sparked by rumors that its top management was in …

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Blockstack Will Pay Liquidity Provider GSR to Trade Its STX Token

Blockstack, one of the first blockchain startups to have raised money in a Reg A+ offering, has hired GSR Markets to trade its “stacks” (STX) token. According to an Oct. 24 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the blockchain startup will pay GSR for providing liquidity in markets outside of the U.S. …

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How Market Makers Inject Liquidity Into the Cryptoconomy

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Market makers have a reputation that is entirely disproportionate to what they do. Despite what half of crypto Twitter would have you believe, MMs, as they are colloquially known, are a neutral force when used correctly. But should tokenized projects be routinely deploying these tools on crypto exchanges, and what are the …

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