Trade Talk Blog

The official blog of Trading Technologies, your source for professional futures trading software.

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.

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2019 was a banner year for regulators in the futures industry. The CFTC obtained monetary relief of more than $1.3 billion from 69 enforcement actions, a 39% increase from the previous year and the fourth-highest total in CFTC history, agency officials said in its annual enforcement report. This included the largest total monetary relief ($67.4 million dollars) ever ordered in a spoofing case (see CFTC Orders Proprietary Trading Firm to Pay Record $67.4 Million for Engaging in a Manipulative and Deceptive Scheme and Spoofing).

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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.

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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.

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