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IPC Taps Cboe Global Markets to Provide Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Market Data via IPC’s Connexus Cloud

IPC announced today that the Cboe Cryptocurrency Feed Summary and Feed Premium, which provides data on three pairs, Ether to Bitcoin, Bitcoin to USD and Ether to USD, are now available on the IPC Connexus Cloud.

NEW YORK — September 27, 2018 — IPC, a leading global provider of secure, compliant communications and networking solutions for global financial market participants, announced today that the Cboe Cryptocurrency Feed Summary and Feed Premium, which provides data on three pairs, Ether to Bitcoin, Bitcoin to USD and Ether to USD, are now available on the IPC Connexus Cloud. Cboe Global Markets, Inc. is one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, while IPC’s Connexus Cloud is a high-performance financial markets cloud solution for data, voice and enterprise communications and compliance with an ecosystem of over 6,600 market participants.

Kevin Carrai, Cboe Vice President and Global Head, Market Data and Access Services said: “Cboe was the first global exchange group to launch regulated cryptocurrency futures in the U.S., and we are committed to helping foster a more mature and orderly global marketplace for digital assets. An important part of this effort is efficient and widespread distribution of trade data, to enable investors to make better decisions. To that end, we’re delighted to work with IPC to jump-start this effort.”

IPC offers Connexus Cloud users access to Cboe Bitcoin USD (XBT) futures data from Cboe Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE).  XBTSM futures provide a centralized marketplace for participants to trade based on their view of bitcoin prices, gain exposure to bitcoin prices or hedge their existing bitcoin positions.  XBT futures are cash-settled contracts based on Gemini’s auction price for bitcoin, denominated in U.S. dollars. Gemini Trust Company, LLC (Gemini) is a digital asset exchange and custodian founded in 2014 that allows customers to buy, sell, and store digital assets such as bitcoin, and is subject to fiduciary obligations, capital reserve requirements, and banking compliance standards of the New York State Department of Financial Services.

“Cryptocurrency trading volume continues to grow globally, with analysts projecting it to reach nearly one trillion dollars this year,” said Mike Smith, Director Global Exchange Relations Management at IPC.  “At IPC we are addressing this dynamic, exciting and developing marketplace in which a vast range of investors are increasingly interested in trading, but given the varying offerings and exchange options, seek strong data to inform their participation. By supporting financial market participants with the real-time data and information they need, we are empowering their participation in the growing cryptocurrency market.” 

IPC’s Connexus Cloud is a high-performance financial markets cloud solution for data, voice and enterprise communications and compliance. Connexus Cloud helps firms trade faster, scale rapidly, achieve greater agility, productivity and efficiency, resulting in a significant competitive advantage.  The dynamic Connexus Cloud integrates sell-side and buy-side firms, inter-dealer brokers, liquidity venues, energy firms, trade lifecycle services, market data and clearing/settlement firms, connecting more than 6,600 capital market participants across 750 cities in 60 countries across the globe. It provides connectivity to liquidity venues in countries comprising over 80 percent of the global GDP, including access to emerging and frontier markets such as China, Russia, Turkey, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and the United Arab Emirates.

 About IPC

IPC is a technology and service leader powering the global financial markets. We help clients anticipate change and solve problems, setting the standard with industry expertise, exceptional service and comprehensive technology. With a customer-first mentality, IPC brings together one of the largest and most diverse global financial ecosystems spanning all asset classes and market participants. As the enabler of this ecosystem, IPC empowers the community to interact, transact and react to market changes and challenges, and we collaborate with our customers to help make them secure, productive, compliant and connected. Visit ipc.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter (@IPC_Systems_Inc).

 About Cboe Global Markets, Inc.

Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Cboe: CBOE) is one of the world’s largest exchange holding companies, offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors around the world. The company is committed to relentless innovation, connecting global markets with world-class technology, and providing seamless solutions that enhance the customer experience. Cboe offers trading across a diverse range of products in multiple asset classes and geographies, including options, futures, U.S. and European equities, exchange-traded products (ETPs), global foreign exchange (FX) and multi-asset volatility products based on the Cboe Volatility Index (VIX Index), the world’s barometer for equity market volatility. Cboe’s trading venues include the largest options exchange in the U.S. and the largest stock exchange by value traded in Europe. In addition, the company is the second-largest stock exchange operator in the U.S. and a leading market globally for ETP trading. The company is headquartered in Chicago with offices in Kansas City, New York, London, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong and Quito, Ecuador. For more information, visit www.cboe.com.

Cboe Global Markets, Inc. and its affiliates do not recommend or make any representation as to possible benefits from any securities, futures or investments, or third-party products or services. Cboe Global Markets, Inc. is not affiliated with IPC. Investors should undertake their own due diligence regarding their securities, futures and investment practices. This press release speaks only as of this date. Cboe Global Markets, Inc. disclaims any duty to update the information herein.

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