Bitmain Leads $3 Billion Crypto Exchange Circle’s $110 Million Series E Round

Goldman Sachs-backed cryptocurrency exchange Circle now has a new investor to its name, the Chinese crypto mining giant Bitmain. A new investment round led by Bitmain values the exchange at $3 Billion and also includes other notable names like Accel and Blockchain Capital. Along with the new funding round, Circle also announced their plans for

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Coinbase to Open Chicago Office & Offer Block Trading to Institutional Clients

Cryptocurrency industry giant Coinbase is preparing to open an office in Chicago and add support for block trading in a bid to attract more institutional clients to GDAX, its professional trading platform. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Business Insider reports that Coinbase will begin offering block trading — which allows traders to place large

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Circle’s OTC Crypto Desk Doubles Minimum Orders to $500,000 While Clearing $100 Million Trades

‘The market is robust.” That’s how Jeremy Allaire, chief executive of fintech startup Circle, described the nascent institutional cryptocurrency trading market, which he says has grown dramatically in 2018 even as prices entered a bear cycle. Speaking with Business Insider, Allaire said that Circle Trade — the company’s over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk  — has doubled

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Gemini Adds Block Trading to Reduce Impact of Large Orders on Bitcoin Price

Gemini, the cryptocurrency exchange founded by the Winklevoss twins, has added a new feature that will reduce the impact that large buy and sell orders have on the Bitcoin price. Announced on Monday, Gemini Block Trading will allow cryptocurrency “whales” to execute large trades outside of the exchange’s continuously-updated order books, where a single trade

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