The Japanese financial services giant SBI Holdings has recently invested $9 million USD in the digital marketplace architects Clear Markets – funding the creation of a new institutional-grade cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform.
Designed for institutional investors, the new platform is funded with a 12% stake from SBI Crypto Investment, which is a company that is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina but has branch offices in New York, London and Tokyo.
As Nikkei Asian Review reported, the terms of the deal were not disclosed but SBI likely paid 1 billion yen (which is around $9 million USD) for the ownership position in the company.
With this, SBI aims to build a derivatives exchange that will allow institutional investors to trade investment products that are tied to the price movements of Bitcoin as well as other cryptocurrencies. These may include futures, options, and swaps and will certainly allow institutions to hedge other positions that they have in the crypto market as well as reduce risk while locking in greater profits (or mitigating losses).
Right now, the US is home to two regulated exchanges, CBOE and CME which are both based in Chicago and offering Bitcoin futures contracts.
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Accounts Of The First Digital Bank In India Closed After Involving In Crypto-Related Activity
“I've been a user of DBS' Digibank for a year. Although I regularly used Kotak Mahindra Bank for my cryptocurrency transactions, I used Digibank only 7 times throughout the year. On January 14th, I received multiple messages from my twitter [sic] followers regarding an account closure notice by Digibank. I checked my mailbox and found the mail myself.”However, Digibank stated:
“Reserve Bank of India through their public notices have warned/advised the public regarding risks associated with virtual currencies. We reiterated the same vide our emails dated 4th May 2018 and 2nd Aug 2019, cautioning our account holders [against] the risks associated [...] and that DBS accounts and debit cards should not be used for their purchase or any kind of dealings.”Many other users responded to the allegations that not only Digibank but many other banks are doing the same as well.
BitMex Pulls The Plug On Trading Accounts In Quebec And The US
‘’The development comes at the same time as the Hong Kong-based company notifying users in North Korea, Iran, Syria, Cuba, Sudan and Sevastopol in the Crimea since the fourth quarter of 2018 against holding positions or trading on BitMEX, as these are restricted jurisdictions.’’It seems like BitMex only wants to cover its back and provide protection for their users against regulatory crackdowns. However, the exchange decided to pull the plug on the trading accounts after the Canadian regulatory body has announced the BitMex is operating illegally in Canada:
‘’BitMEX is not registered with the AMF and is therefore not authorized to have activities in the province of Quebec. We informed this company that its activities were illegal.’’There is still no explanation why the exchange decided to shut down the trading accounts in the US. Many believe that the exchange does so because of the same strict crypto regulations. We are still expecting a comment from BitMex since it seems like there is almost a billion dollars worth of crypto still on the platform.
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