Prop Shops Lock On to Crypto Markets

As the sell side hesitates, advanced principal trading shops are getting in on the crypto craze in a big way.

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Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, electronic trading was still very much a frontier science. Securities exchanges, electronic communication networks, and others were popping up left, right and center, but the industry was still feeling its way as it went.

It would be some time before market structure evolved to support the kind of activity seen in equity and futures markets today, and for many in the technologically sophisticated principal trading world, that’s pretty much how it feels

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