Bakkt Launch

Introduction On September 23rd, Bakkt, a subsidiary of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) (owners of the New York Stock Exchange),  launched the much anticipated bitcoin futures contract. What makes the Bakkt offering unique is that it is the first contract to …

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SEC Broker-Dealer Custody of Digital Assets

On July 8, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a statement regarding the complexity around digital assets and the broker-dealer relationship.  The SEC did not put forth new rules or guidelines. Rather, they articulated some of the issues under …

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Aligning Exchange Incentivizes Using Lightning

Lightning is an extremely powerful technology to align incentives for digital resources such as APIs. This week BitMEX — one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchanges — announced that data was dropped from their websocket api because of system overload. …

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Lightning 101 For Exchanges: Conclusion

Over the past couple of months, we have put forth ideas on why cryptocurrency exchanges should consider adopting Lightning technology for their platforms.  We have highlighted the benefits to both exchanges and their customers. But we have also attempted to …

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Lightning 101 For Exchanges: Routing Nodes

We have written previously about the advantages Lightning gives exchanges and their customers. In particular; lower fees, faster transactions, and additional security. In this post we want to discuss why crypto exchanges should consider operating a routing  node on the …

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Bitcoin vs Lightning Fees

We’ve written a number of posts explaining and discussing how Lightning can help individual traders as well as exchanges have a better trading experience and make more money.   The current bitcoin bull market serves as a convenient opportunity to highlight …

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Crypto Exchange API Update: EOS Support

We are pleased to announce the addition of EOS to the Suredbits Crypto Spot Exchange API and Crypto Futures Exchange API.  EOS has an approximately $4.8 billion market cap and averages roughly $90 million 24 hour trading volume on our represented exchanges. …

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Crypto Exchange API Update: Ripple Support

We are pleased to announce the addition of Ripple (“XRP”) to the Suredbits Crypto Spot Exchange API and Crypto Futures Exchange API.  Ripple has an approximately $13.5 billion market cap and averages roughly $85.2 million 24 hour trading volume on our represented …

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