Today’s daily cryptocurrency news bring the crypto exchange Bitstamp to the spotlight – this time for a new upgrade that was developed by Cinnober, which is a global provider of exchange and clearing technology whose clients are mostly traditional stock and commodity markets.
The TRADExpress Trading System by Cinnober will reportedly replace Bitstamp’s in-house matching engine, as the companies announced on Monday. It will also drastically increase the exchange’s capacity to match orders, which is important in periods of high market activity like the Bitcoin rally last December.
The CTO of Bitstamp, David Osojnik, explained the plans through a representative, stating:
“Our order matching speed is expected to become 1,250 times faster, while throughput will increase by 400 times. The increased throughput will ensure our platform is able to meet any level of demand. Our matching engine was already powerful enough to stay online through the massive rally last winter and this move will ensure trading on our platform remains stable no matter what.”
The speed boost will help Bitstamp develop an institutional trading service, which will further allow the exchange to “to add additional order types and trading pairs without a drop in performance and as well as provide a new direct API endpoint,” as Osojnik added.
Bitstamp was one of the first crypto exchanges to acquire a payment institution license in the EU back in 2016. Founded in 2011, the exchange has branches in London, Luxembourg, Slovenia and the United States. Recently, the exchange sold its majority ownership stake to NXMH, an investment firm owned by the South Korean conglomerate NXC, based in Belgium.
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Australian Exchange Co-Founder: ‘Stablecoins Are A Game Changer’
“In London, I see a lot of finance people getting into it. People with 10, 20 years of forex experience are trying their hand at it. It’s drawing a lot of people from traditional financial circles, just because it’s interesting, it’s intriguing, there’s a lot of upside to it.”Meanwhile, his exchange CoinJar, will consider the possibility of floating a stable currency, even though the market has a number of players in that circle, according to Tan. As he added in the report:
“There are a few Australian stablecoins already – I think there are three or four out there. I think many of them would be happy for us to utilize them. The question is, how do we try to leverage some of these things to provide a better user experience for our users?”Earlier this year, CoinJar introduced the first cryptocurrency index fund, offering wholesale investors with net assets of more than $2.5 million (AUD) to cryptocurrency while shifting the custody responsibility to CoinJar.
CEO Of Binance Thinks That Market Is Still In A Good Position, Crypto Volume x2 Larger Than Stats
“Compared to January [of 2018], we are probably down 90 percent. So we only have one-tenth of the trading volume compared to what we had in January. But, compared to like a year or two years ago, we’re still trading at huge volumes. Business is still okay, we are still profitable, and we are still a very healthy business."Binance is still recording decent volume and maintaining a healthy business - showing an increase in its number of active users and BTC deposits. Zhao continued, stating:
“Right now we are still signing up a steady amount of new users every day so from what we are seeing, it’s very healthy actually. The number of new users and the amount of crypto we hold are increasing very steadily. So if you look our cold wallets, the amount of BTC we hold, we have just seen an increase in people depositing Bitcoin to our exchange.”Meanwhile, the cryptocurrency market cap seems to be getting hold of the over-the-counter (OTC) market where large institutional traders are playing. According to some stats from earlier this year, this market is at least two times larger than the cryptocurrency exchange market. CZ also noted that the OTC market is estimated to be at least as large as the live recorded volumes of exchanges. As such, it is now twice the size of the current volume, having around $23.4 billion (despite the $11.7 billion daily trading volume of crypto) in circulation.
“What I’ve heard is the OTC market is at least as large as the live recorded volumes [on exchanges]. So that is at least 50 percent of volumes that is not being reported on CoinMarketCap. But we’re not heading to that business, so we don’t know the real volumes,” Zhao concluded.
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