Coinbase Shutters High-Speed Crypto Trading Division, Axing 30 Jobs

Cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is shutting down the Chicago office it opened a year ago, eliminating 30 engineering jobs. The San Francisco-based startup’s Chicago division, known as Coinbase Markets, was dedicated to creating sophisticated electronic markets technologies such as matching engines and high-frequency trading for cryptocurrency.   Coinbase said a year on, it had made the difficult decision to consolidate the matching engine work being done in Chicago with similar work being done by its team in San Francisco. A Coinbase spokesperson told CoinDesk: “To become the ‘Google of crypto’ we…

Ripple (XRP) Price Trading Near Make-or-Break Levels

Ripple price climbed sharply towards the $0.3500 resistance before sellers appeared against the US dollar. The price formed a high near $0.3489 and recently corrected lower sharply below $0.3400. There is a key bullish trend line formed with support at $0.3270 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair must stay above $0.3260 and the 100 hourly SMA to bounce back in the near term. Ripple price gained traction before starting a downside correction against the US Dollar and bitcoin. XRP could bounce back…

Institutional Crypto Trading Platform Bakkt May Seek New York BitLicense

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)-lead institutional cryptocurrency trading platform Bakkt is considering acquiring a New York BitLicense to launch its bitcoin futures, Bloomberg reports on April 18. Bakkt has seen resistance from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to approve its bitcoin futures because of its intentions to custody user’s assets. Bloomberg quotes anonymous sources familiar with the situation, stating that to ease the concerns of the regulator, the company is considering acquiring a license from New York financial regulators. The CFTC recognizes state bank and trust licenses and could…

Textbook Stock Trading Indicator Forecasts 31% Rally

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Coincheck Exchange Adds Ethereum And Ripple to Its New Over-the-Counter Trading Desk

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck has added its first two altcoins to its recently launched over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk, Cointelegraph Japan reported on April 15. Coincheck, which began operating its OTC service with Bitcoin (BTC) at the start of the month, now also offers Ethereum (ETH) and Ripple (XRP), the second and third largest cryptocurrencies by market cap respectively. OTC desks offer specialized services for large-volume traders, allowing them to save on fees and skirt what would otherwise be considerable hurdles purchasing or selling major crypto investments via standard methods. The…

Goldman Sachs CEO Refutes Bank Ever Had Plans to Open Crypto Trading Desk

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon has categorically refuted that the bank ever had any plans to open a crypto trading desk and stated that earlier media reports suggesting otherwise were incorrect.  Solomon made his remarks before the United States House of Representatives Financial Services Committee on April 10, during a hearing entitled “Holding Megabanks Accountable: A Review of Global Systemically Important Banks 10 years after the Financial Crisis.” As previously reported, Goldman Sachs’ alleged plans to create a crypto-focused unit by the end of June 2018 were originally covered in…

Institutional Bitcoin Trading Volumes See Fourth Month of Growth, Diar Reports

Trading of institutional Bitcoin (BTC) investment products have seen growth for the fourth month running, and are rising against United States-based crypto exchanges as a percentage of total trading volume. The news was revealed in a new report from weekly crypto outlet Diar on April 8. Diar’s data reveals that month-on-month, the percentage that institutional BTC products account for out of total Bitcoin trading volumes has continued to steadily grow, with 15% in January 2019, 17% in February, 18% in March and now 19% in April. Diar’s data notably focuses…

BitGo Provides Custody and Wallets to Digital Asset Trading Platform LGO Markets

Blockchain security firm and wallet service BitGo has provided a newly launched digital asset trading platform, LGO Markets, with its custody and multi-signature wallets, according to a press release published Tuesday, April 9. LGO Markets, which is focused on institutional investors, will offer BitGo services for hedge funds, family offices and asset managers that are working with BitGo. Moreover, the clients of LGO Markets will be able to store their digital assets in BitGo Trust Company, regulated by the Division of Banking in the United States state of South Dakota.…

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP Trading Near Key Inflection Point

Ripple price seems to be struggling near the $0.3700 and $0.3740 resistances against the US dollar. The price corrected lower recently, but it stayed above the main support at $0.3480. There is a major bullish trend line forming with support near the $0.3510 on the hourly chart of the XRP/USD pair (data source from Kraken). The pair could either bounce back towards $0.3700 or decline below the $0.3480 support in the near term. Ripple price is currently trading in a range against the US Dollar and bitcoin. XRP seems to…

Chinese Crypto Whales Avoid Ban with Premium OTC Trading to Buy Bitcoin

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