Anthony and James look at some of the negative effects of bitcoin mining and take a quick look at Fidessa’s new suitors.
Mining for one bitcoin consumes 847 kWh; processing 100,000 Visa transactions consumes 169 kWh…and the bitcoin network produces 415.14 kgs of CO2 per transaction.
As the sell side hesitates, advanced principal trading shops are getting in on the crypto craze in a big way.
The UK's fintech industry receives a major boost as it forms alliance with Australia and launches a new crypto asset task force.
Firm’s technology will allow trading in spot, futures, options, and eventually equity instruments for cryptocurrencies.
Irisium Surveillance will help the bitcoin exchange to better monitor for volume manipulation, wash-trading and fake liquidity.
YCharts is the latest vendor to wade into provision of cryptocurrency data, noting the challenges of cryptocurrencies' lack of fundamental data.
The vendors are monitoring additional sources of news and social media specific to cryptocurrencies.
Bitcoin conquered the world in 2017, but the performance of the futures looks like it will have to wait longer for take-off.
Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 109: An Overview of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee’s Meeting
Anthony and James talk about how regulators in the US are falling behind other nations' regulators, the lack of talk about Reg AT, and an SRO for cryptocurrencies.
The idea of self-regulation makes for a good soundbite, but the practicality of the matter leaves much to be desired.
According to one estimate, the global bitcoin network will require more electricity than what is required to power the entire US by July 2019.
Exchange says it will not look to increase volumes at the cost of additional risk as participants question listing process.
Once used as payment for shady deals, digital currencies have long been the domain of speculators and retail investors. But the wild price increases of the past year have led institutional investors to sniff excitedly at the loins of the cryptocurrency…
Chicago-based vendor has partnered with crypto exchange GDAX to offer spot and derivatives trading technology.
Financial firms spent a lot of last year focused on Mifid II compliance, but also clearly spent significant time following the ups and downs of cryptocurrencies - and assessing whether to invest in this new asset class.
Consolidated data feed will provide real-time trade information on six cryptocurrencies.
The firm is looking to add itBit and Coinygi to the list of exchanges it is connected with.
Looking back at the big technology talking points In the past year.
Every exchange with a passing interest in commodities seems to be developing bitcoin futures, but the underlying asset is still a risky proposition for all but the most sophisticated—or ignorant—investors, James argues.
The vendor says the new data is in response to an about-face in demand for cryptocurrency data.
Seth Thomson, CIO of DRW, talks to Waters about his career, innovation and how the firm has expanded into new asset classes, including cryptocurrencies.
The behavioral analysis vendor has released a series of 43 “indexes” designed to provide sentiment scores for specific aspects of cryptocurrencies that investors can use to pick potential investments in the growing digital currency markets. Max Bowie…
The pick of Waters' coverage stretching from bitcoin becoming an asset class to exchanges launching futures.