Fitch Says Germany’s ‘Spezialfonds’ Investing in Crypto Face Liquidity Risk

A law passed earlier this year allows Spezialfonds, open only to institutional investors, to invest up to 20% of assets in cryptocurrencies.

News  ·  11 August 2021

Disruption in Tether’s Value Could Be Crypto Equivalent of ‘Breaking the Buck’: Former CFTC Chairman

Timothy Massad compared the hypothetical occurrence to the collapse in NAV of the Reserve Primary Fund in September 2008.

News  ·  1 June 2021
Bitcoin Futures

Bitcoin Liquidity ‘Likely to Remain Resilient’ After Volatility Shock, JPMorgan Says

JPMorgan expects bitcoin liquidity should recover, though it may take a few days as market conditions stabilize.

Markets  ·  21 April 2021
Venture Capital

Lightspeed, Pantera Join $20M Raise for Crypto Market Maker Wintermute

The Series B will fund a push into Asia and the launch of a derivatives business.

Business  ·  20 January 2021

Crypto Buyers Face ‘Possible Limitations’ on eToro This Weekend

The company cited issues relating to poor liquidity in the face of heightened demand.

Markets  ·  14 January 2021

Crypto Long & Short: What We’re Getting Wrong About Druckenmiller and Bitcoin

Stanley Druckenmiller’s comments about bitcoin were blown out of proportion. They were positive for crypto, but not for the reasons most believe.

Markets  ·  15 November 2020

New Non-Custodial Crypto Exchange ‘Brings Bitfinex Liquidity to EOS’

Eosfinex has launched a beta version of its mainnet, saying it brings liquidity from the Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange to the EOS community.

Markets  ·  7 October 2020

This DeFi Group Wants to Bring Maturity to the Yield Farming Craze

The Chicago DeFi Alliance, launched in April 2020, is now poised to help members profit from yield farming and the liquidity mining craze.

Business  ·  18 September 2020
Market Makers

Veteran Commodities Trader Chris Hehmeyer Goes All In on Crypto

Hehmeyer Trading is ditching its non-crypto businesses to focus solely on being a market maker in a space its founder, longtime trader Chris Hehmeyer, calls "liberating."

Business  ·  24 June 2020

Liquidity on Bitcoin Perpetuals Exchange FTX Catches Up to Industry Leader BitMEX

On a relatively new exchange like the Antigua-based FTX, the order book depth, as represented by the number of buy and sell orders at each price, now matches the depth seen on industry leader BitMEX.

Markets  ·  22 June 2020
Central Banks

Saudi Monetary Authority Pumped Some of $13B Bank Infusion Using Blockchain

The central bank claims to have distributed 'part' of a recent $13 billion bank "liquidity enhancement" using blockchain tech.

Policy & regulation  ·  9 June 2020

Coinbase Pumps $1.1M USDC Into DeFi Sites Uniswap and PoolTogether

Coinbase has put $1.1 million in USDC into the pools powering two of the more popular DeFi applications on Ethereum: Uniswap and PoolTogether.

Tech  ·  1 April 2020

In Echo of 2008, Fed Pledges $1.5 Trillion Injection to Aid Reeling Markets

The pumping of trillions of dollars of fresh liquidity into the financial system recalled the central bank’s unprecedented efforts during the last crisis.

Markets  ·  12 March 2020

New Cross-Chain Network Plans to Bring Bitcoin’s Liquidity to the DeFi Space

Kyber Network and Bancor Network have been integrated into a new platform that provides cross-chain liquidity for decentralized finance.

Tech  ·  5 March 2020

Nasdaq, Morgan Stanley Trading Vets Build Startup to Unite Crypto Market Price Ranges

A group of trading vets from NASDAQ, Visa and Morgan Stanley say they’ve built a liquidity solution for the world’s disparate cryptocurrency markets.

News  ·  14 February 2020