Today we are proud to announce connectivity to Deribit, a quickly growing cryptocurrency derivatives exchange based in Europe. Deribit is the market leader in options and a strong player in the futures market, with healthy volumes and a loyal customer base built on solid technology and a steady focus. They’re not looking to be the flashiest market player, nor has its leadership taken sloppy risks to become an overnight success. They have slowly built Deribit with the goal of being a trusted marketplace built for high-volume throughput. The Deribit founders are a brother-brother team, John and Marius Jansen, and I have met them at multiple industry conferences…which got us talking about the possibilities of TT and Deribit.
Recently, we announced connectivity to the Moscow Exchange (MOEX), allowing trading of their derivatives products on the TT® platform. The tradability of currency pairs, energy products, precious metals and agriculture products sparked demand from both our buy-side and sell-side clients. I sat down with Arseniy Glazkov, Head of Derivatives from MOEX, to chat more about the exchange, their product offerings and the wide range of interest from institutional to retail traders.
FIA Expo is upon us again. It is a week that brings many of our clients and partners from around the globe to Chicago to convene, strengthen relationships, debate and socialize. What strikes me every year is that it seems like the world is getting closer but broader, which is a good thing. This theme is very apparent at Trading Technologies. Over the last year, we have added more international markets, additional global connections and new offerings onto the TT platform.
Welcome to the Crypto Corner of TT’s Trade Talk blog. It’s been a quiet year for the Corner because we’ve been mostly heads-down focusing on building out our crypto offering on TT. And the market is quickly and quietly maturing, so there’s an element of “business as usual” forming around us.