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Cryptocurrencies - digital tokens known as cryptos for short - have investors in the grip of a gold rush fever, with billions being traded every day. Prices fluctuate wildly, making them high-risk investments. But could a more stable, less volatile crypto persuade us to think of digital money less as a speculative investment and more as a mainstream "smart" currency?
Obi Nwosu, founder and chief executive of Coinfloor, a crypto exchange collective, says: "There are about two billion people who are unbanked or underbanked, which means they have no access to the world of e-commerce.

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London-based crypto exchange Coinfloor has announced that its spot exchange in Gibratar has received an in-principle license by the Gibraltar government. According to an official statement from the company to Finance Magnates, Coinfloor has earned an in-principle license as a DLT (distributed ledger technology) provider under the Financial Services (Distributed Ledger Technologies Providers) Regulations 2018, the territory’s DLT regulatory framework.

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Finance Magnates recently had the opportunity to speak with Coinfloor Co-founder and Head of Liquidity Mark Lamb about his company’s efforts to reduce the risk of market manipulation and to invite more institutional investors to the crypto space.  Read more

Trading Technologies, the Chicago-based firm, announced Tuesday a partnership with a group of cryptocurrency exchanges to stamp out manipulation on their platforms. 

Coinfloor, a UK crypto exchange operator, will be using the firm's so-called Score technology to monitor its markets for manipulation and other unusual activity. TT will allow traders on its platform to access the Coinfloor EX marketplace, the firm said. 

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Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a global provider of high-performance professional trading software, and Coinfloor, a group of leading cryptocurrency exchanges designed for institutional investors, announce that Coinfloor and their subsidiary companies, Coinfloor Exchange UK, Coinfloor Exchange Gibraltar and CoinfloorEX, a British Virgin island-based cryptocurrency futures and spot exchange, will implement Trading Technologies’ TT Score machine learning technology to surveil all market activity on their cryptocurrency exchanges. Read more

The cryptocurrency industry breathed a sigh of relief  after the US financial watchdog stated it does not consider the Ether cryptocurrency to be a security.

Director of the division of corporate finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) William Hinman told delegates at the Yahoo Finance All Markets Summit: Crypto conference in the US that, based on the regulator’s understanding of the cryptocurrency, it does not fall under the securities category.

Chief Marketing Officer at cryptocurrency exchange CoinFloor, Teana Baker-Taylor, sees the SEC’s decision on Ethereum as a positive step towards regulators beginning to assess token activity characteristics.  Read more

The rapid rise of interest in blockchain technology means that innovation is moving faster than legislation can keep up with. In the UK, there is currently no official legislation when it comes to the use of blockchain technology from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s regulatory body on finance.
Teana Baker-Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer at Coinfloor, a group of internationally focused cryptocurrency exchanges, and advisory council member at Global Digital Finance, said: “Without regulatory certainty, business can’t thrive.”

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Recent advancements in market regulation for cryptos is an encouraging sign; however, more legislation is needed to add additional safeguards, according to Obi Nwosu, CEO and co-founder of Coinfloor.
With different countries taking different approaches, Nwosu said Conifloor has been ‘incredibly impressed’ with Gibraltar’s ‘forward-thinking’ approach to regulation Read more
The Bank of England, Treasury Committee, HM Treasury and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) will hold a meeting today to discuss the role of digital currencies in the UK.The session will be the third in as many months as the group aims regulate cryptocurrencies to provide adequate protection without stifling innovation.

​“We are encouraged by the work of the Cryptoassets Taskforce, including an understanding of the opportunities associated with a properly regulated market,” said Obi Nwosu, the CEO of UK institutional cryptocurrency exchange, Coinfloor. Read more

It has been a challenging financial environment for investors since the financial crisis, and difficult to achieve returns on deposits and short term investments. In response to this, many have been seeking alternative investment vehicles to diversify their portfolios. Bitcoin is never far from the media headlines – but what will it take to convert this volatile retail bet into a viable investment option? Coinfloor CEO Obi Nwosu shares his thoughts on this subject.

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The Bank of England (BoE) has issued a letter to the CEOs of banks, insurance companies, and designated investment firms warning them of the ‘reputational risks’ of getting involved with cryptocurrencies.  CryptoUK the first self regulatory trade association for the UK cryptocurrency industry have responded swiftly to the BoE's comments. Read more

Four crypto market experts advocated for the regulation of digital currencies as they gave evidence at the Treasury Committee inquiry on the matter in Parliament, including Coinfloor CEO Obi Nwosu. 

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The safeguarding of cryptocurrencies by custodian banks is the only way institutional investors can begin their journey with the much-hyped digital assets. So will traditional custodians step up to the plate, and could they partner with crypto trading venues?   Read more

The tectonic plates of the cryptocurrency landscape are shifting. In the first ten months of 2017, four out of the 30 largest initial coin offerings (ICOs) boasted female co-founders and, according to Bloomberg, two of the female-led ICOs were among the biggest to date. It’s a trend that holds promise for the industry. Read the views of some of the leading female voices in the industry, including Coinfloor' own CMO, Teana Baker-Taylor.

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The largest ever European law enforcement cryptocurrency event brought together some 300 participants

Private sector participants included Bitcoin.de, Bitfinex, BitPanda, Bitstamp, BitPay, Blockchain.info, CEX, Coinfloor, Coinhouse, Cryptopia, Cubits, Kraken, LocalBitcoins, OKCoin, SpectroCoin and Xapo.

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Cryptocurrency startups around the world have raised billions of dollars over the last 18 months to build software companies that they hope will rewrite the rules of everything from voting to stock trading.

But even many cryptocurrency advocates expect the majority of projects to fail.

Obi Nwosu, the CEO of bitcoin exchange Coinfloor, told BI this week: "If in 15 years only 1 in 10, or even 1 in 20, survive then we're looking at dozens of potentially killer apps." Read more

Obi Nwosu, Coinfloor CEO responded at the House of Commons Treasury Committee Inquiry into Digital Currencies saying that cryptocurrency as a field is very much still in its infancy: “You wouldn’t expect your child to perform open heart surgery.” He said that he expects that the potential is there, and “in the fullness of time” we will see cryptocurrencies being used “as originally intended.”  Read more
Bloomberg reports that Tom Lee, the cofounder of the research firm Fundstrat, said in a note last week that bitcoin futures contracts could be behind bitcoin's recent "gut-wrenching" price declines. 
​Obi Nwosu, the CEO of Coinfloor, told Business Insider last week that the physically settled futures were a response to demand from Coinfloor's institutional clients who were concerned about the ease of manipulation of cash-settled contracts. Read more

Crypto regs won’t be globally consistent, say FIA panellists. Mark Lamb, the co-founder of cryptocurrency exchange Coinfloor, and Mark Wetjen, head of global public policy at the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, agreed on the contentious topic at the FIA's International Derivatives Expo on Wednesday 6 June.

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A panel of sector experts agreed unanimously at Money 20/20 Europe that cryptocurrencies need to be regulated if they are to ever gain mainstream acceptance and investment growth.
A session trying to answer the question of how the emerging asset class should be viewed – currency, commodity, utility or security – found consensus that a definition was a good place to start for global authorities. Read more
The European leg of the Payments Race from Istanbul, Turkey to Amsterdam, Netherlands, commences on 31 May and Adastra’s Marketing Director Amelie Arras is again embarking on the challenge of travelling across multiple countries using solely cryptocurrency and putting regional financial systems to the test. The race will take up to seven days to arrive at their final destination, the Money 20/20 Europe conference on Tuesday 5th June 2018. Read more
The cryptocurrency market is still largely affected by speculations but as sophisticated traders become more involved there will be an increase in the use of algos, according to the co-founder of Coinfloor. Read more
Coinfloor CEO Obi Nwosu has been named as one of the top 25 FinTech Innovators by the Financial Technologist Q2 2018.  Obi has been recognised as one of the key individuals behind, what most consider, the most disruptive industry in the world today. Read more

A stable, sustainable long-term future for cryptocurrencies will not come down to adoption amongst retail investors, but instead by encouraging the participation of institutional investors.

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Institutional investors who are looking at cryptocurrencies as a means of diversifying their portfolios are being held back by a lack of regulation. Read more
With prices and trading volumes increasing, ctryptocurrency exchanges are seeing a meteoric rise in business Read more
The digital currency is booming. Anna Mikhailova gives tips on investing Read more

Coinfloor wins Best Cryptocurrency Exchange in 2018 ADVFN International Finance Awards.The panel-judged awards, which recognise and celebrate the best of breed products and services from across the global financial industry, have honoured 43 companies and individuals from within the sector, making them the biggest to date.

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Press Releases


Coinfloor receives in-principle decision from Gibraltar Financial Services Commission under new Distributed Ledger Technology regulatory framework.  The framework, introduced in January this year, is internationally regarded as a progressive milestone for the crypto industry, supporting the sustainable growth and globally transformative potential of this technology. The legislation has been designed to provide an efficient, safe and innovative regulatory framework for firms engaging in activities not otherwise subject to regulation.
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Trading Technologies International, Inc. (TT), a global provider of high-performance professional trading software, and Coinfloor, a group of leading cryptocurrency exchanges designed for institutional investors, announce that Coinfloor and their subsidiary companies, Coinfloor Exchange UK, Coinfloor Exchange Gibraltar and CoinfloorEX, a British Virgin island-based cryptocurrency futures and spot exchange, will implement Trading Technologies’ TT Score machine learning technology to surveil all market activity on their cryptocurrency exchanges.

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Global Digital Finance (GDF) the industry body driving acceleration and adoption of digital finance, has published a draft of its cryptoassets Code of Conduct for public review and consultation which organisations can now publicly support and adopt. Read more
See how Amelie Arras looks to defend her crown as bitcoin seeks to triumph in the payments race for Money 2020 Asia Read more
Coinfloor launches first ever physically delivered cryptocurrency futures contract with CoinfloorEX Read more