Huobi’s Tighter Derivatives Rules Leave Chinese Traders Scrambling for Alternatives

Binance may gain customers because of Huobi's new restrictions.

Business  ·  23 June 2021

Beijing’s Crypto Crackdown Is Not New but Don’t Dismiss It

China’s reiterated crypto ban sharpens the focus on the financial sector.

Policy & regulation  ·  20 May 2021

$80M Deal Gone Wrong: Alameda Research, Reef Finance Spar Over Unloaded Tokens

A scuttled deal between Sam Bankman-Fried’s Alameda Research and DeFi upstart Reef Finance offers an inside look at the wild world of OTC trading.

Business  ·  16 March 2021

At Least One Key Huobi Executive Is In Custody in China: Sources

The Chinese police appear to have intensified their crackdown on crypto exchanges’ OTC trading services in the last year.

Policy & regulation  ·  22 January 2021

On-Chain Data Suggests More Institutions Are Buying Bitcoin Over the Counter

On-chain data says that institutions have not stopped buying bitcoin.

Markets  ·  18 December 2020

Hong Kong Crypto Exchange Founder Taken Amid China’s Crackdown on Fraudulent Bank Accounts

Hong Kong-based crypto exchange CEO Global said Saturday one of its founders has been taken away by the authorities.

Policy & regulation  ·  5 December 2020

Ripple Snaps XRP Sales Slump With $33M of the Crypto Sold in Q2

XRP sales had slumped ever since Ripple paused programmatic sales during Q3 2019.

News  ·  3 August 2020

Hong Kong’s National Security Law Could Threaten Local Crypto Brokerages

The U.S. sanctions on financial institutions in Hong Kong could put the city’s growing crypto brokerage businesses in jeopardy.

Policy & regulation  ·  8 July 2020

China Police Said to Detain Crypto OTC Traders Amid Money Laundering Crackdown

Chinese police are stepping up efforts in cracking down on illegal economic activities, which now leads to crypto over-the-counter (OTC) traders being detained to assist investigations.

Business  ·  2 July 2020

Price Gap Between Sellers and Buyers Yawned During Bitcoin’s March Sell-Off, Study Finds

As cryptocurrency markets crashed hard in March, bid-ask spreads on major exchanges widened dramatically, according to a report by market maker B2C2.

Markets  ·  7 April 2020

Coronavirus Is Changing How Crypto Markets Are Trading

Cryptocurrency traders are contending with volatile markets due to the coronavirus).

Markets  ·  28 February 2020

B2C2 Teams With SFOX Exchange to Bring Transparency to OTC Trades

B2C2, a London-based over-the-counter (OTC) market maker, is sharing its data and allowing transactions on the Los Angeles-based exchange aggregator SFOX.

Markets  ·  13 February 2020
Artificial Intelligence

Crypto OTC Traders Could Have an AI Chatbot Working for Them Come December

Trading startup Artificial Intelligence Exchange claims its AI chatbot can replace human brokers in trading.

Business  ·  20 November 2019

3 Insights on Crypto Derivatives and Risk From Veteran OTC Traders

Missed our webinar on crypto derivatives? Read the takeaways from CoinDesk Research's chat with OTC trading pros Yinfeng Shao and Martin Garcia.

Markets  ·  7 November 2019

Binance to Add Fiat-to-Crypto OTC Trading in a Month, Co-Founder Says

As the world's largest exchange continue to do deals and build products, it indicates that fiat-to-crypto OTC trading will soon be available.

Markets  ·  19 September 2019