South Korea’s Top Crypto Exchange Just Launched a Major Product, But is There Real Demand From Institutions?

Bithumb, South Korea’s largest Bitcoin exchange by trading volume, has launched an over-the-counter (OTC) trading platform that will allow deep-pocketed traders to exchange crypto assets off the books. In an official announcement, Bithumb Global Limited, a Hong Kong-based subsidiary of the South Korean exchange, said that it will cater services to institutional clients under the brand name Ortus. Is the Company Seeing Institutional Demand For Crypto? Since late 2017, various reports have claimed that the OTC market is significantly larger than the cryptocurrency exchange market. Last year, TABB Group estimated the OTC market of Bitcoin to be at least two

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An exchange giant lays out its defense of a bitcoin product that could transform the cryptocurrency

The exchange behind one of the two markets for bitcoin futures in the US is trying to mollify regulators' concerns about an exchange-traded product tied to the cryptocurrency. In a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission out Monday, Cboe Global Markets president Chris Concannon addressed …
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These Tiny “Crypto-Anchors” From IBM Could Help Fight Product Fraud (bitcoinmagazine.com)

Each year, IBM showcases “5 in 5” technologies coming out of IBM Research’s global labs — five technologies that the company expects to fundamentally reshape business and society in the next five years.This year, a “5 in 5 at a Science Slam” was held at Think 2018 in Las Vegas. One of the 5 in 5 breakthrough technologies presented…

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Lightning is an open protocol, not a product. Core is an open process, not a company. Corporations and centralization are faster, marketed better, more polished, and can be more efficient. Open systems and decentralized solutions will still win; if we fight for them.

Lightning is an open protocol, not a product. Core is an open process, not a company. Corporations and centralization are faster, marketed better, more polished, and can be more efficient. Open systems and decentralized solutions will still win; if we fight for them. submitted by /u/acevol
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Bitcoin Likely to Become 'Niche' Product, Says ING's Top Economist

The chief economist for Dutch banking giant ING believes bitcoin will likely wind up as a niche financial product, according to a new report. In a report from Dec. 18, ING's principal economist Teunis Brosens argued that actual use of the cryptocurrency will be limited to "tech nerds, people obsessed about …
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