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AirSwap is rolling out some pro tools to attract institutional investors to its decentralized exchange (DEX) for ethereum tokens. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, the company is this week launching an interface for so-called over-the-counter (OTC) block trading. While to date AirSwap users have been signaling their intent to buy or sell a certain amount of …

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Cryptocurrency exchange Binance unveiled the platform’s first look at its upcoming decentralized exchange (DEX) on Thursday. Binance, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges by trading volume, announced back in March that it plans to launch a new public blockchain for the purposes of developing the Binance Chain, a platform to transfer and trade different crypto …

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Decentralized token exchange Radar Relay has completed a $10 million Series A funding round. The funding effort was led by industry investment firm Blockchain Capital, the startup announced Wednesday. Tusk Ventures, Distributed Global, Reciprocal Ventures, Elefund, Slow Ventures, SV Angel, Kindred Ventures, Collaborative Fund, Breyer Capital, V1.VC, Kokopelli, Village Global, Chapter One and Digital Currency Group …

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When a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange supports fiat tokens and courts banks, yet makes customer identification optional, all bets are off. According to data provided to CoinDesk by the blockchain project Waves, the company’s new decentralized exchange (DEX) was facilitating $6 million of crypto transactions a day in beta testing last month. That’s six times the …

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Some say a “decentralized exchange” is an oxymoron. Perhaps not, but for now it’s not much more than an aspiration. Over the past year, dozens of cryptocurrency trading platforms have marketed themselves as decentralized exchanges. While models vary, the term implies they allow users to trade on a peer-to-peer basis, and more importantly, without using …

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One of the most unusual and potentially transformative deals in the cryptocurrency space started as an argument on social media. Back in April, Charlie Lee, the creator of litecoin, was exchanging barbs on Twitter with Derek Capo, the CEO of payment processor TokenPay. But their fight quickly turned into a friendly exchange of direct messages, …

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It’s no secret that building large-scale, fully decentralized applications is a challenge, but it turns out the hurdles have to do with more than just scaling. Decentralized application or “dapp” developers frequently hit roadblocks, since ethereum – the go-to platform so far in dapps’ short history – can process only around 25 transactions per second, and …

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Tom Goldenberg is a senior engineer at BCG Platinion | MAYA Design and founder of Blockchain Panel NYC. The views expressed here are his own. Cryptocurrency exchanges operate in a fluctuating industry that is bracing for change. With changes in regulation and customer sentiment rapidly shifting, it is anybody’s guess what will happen in the …

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2018 could end up being a banner year for a much-hyped cryptocurrency creation. Heralded as a way to put true custody back into the hands of traders, decentralized exchanges have moved out of R&D phase and are enrolling early adopters. But before users can start rejoicing, there’s a serious chicken-and-egg problem, one that entrepreneurs believe …

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It’s time to grow up. At least that’s the message Apolo Ohno, eight-time U.S. Olympic medalist and the founder of a new cryptocurrency exchange called Hybrid Block, has for the industry. While the speed skating champion is so confident he sees cryptocurrency as a “long-term play,” he believes the state of global exchange ecosystem he’s …

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Bart Chilton, the former commissioner of the U.S. Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), is doubling down on his stated desire for a regulated market to foster the development of cryptocurrency trading. The former U.S. government regulator announced on Jan. 23 that he will join the decentralized cryptocurrency exchange Omega One as an adviser, focusing on regulatory …

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Decentralized exchange startup Radar Relay has announced that it has added support for the Ledger hardware wallet. In a post published Wednesday, the Øx order book provider announced the integration with Ledger, allowing people who use the hardware to transfer ether (the cryptocurrency of the ethereum network) or supported ERC-20-based tokens directly to another Ledger wallet. …

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Mona El Isa is co-founder and member of the board at Melonport AG, a decentralized digital asset management platform, and a former VP of equities trading at Goldman Sachs. The following article is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2017 in Review. Imagine a future where humans play a minimal role in setting up, regulating and reporting regulatory …

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Digital asset platform KyberNetwork is teaming up with a University of California, Berkeley, blockchain group to study ways to build better decentralized exchanges. The group, Blockchain at Berkeley, announced the new research partnership yesterday, stating that the two groups would be looking at aspects of trading, such as diversity, strategies and sustainability, specifically within KyberNetwork’s …

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