IPC Ushers in New Era of Institutional Digital Asset Trading

NEW YORK, February 16, 2021 – Institutional investors around the world are turning to IPC, a leading provider of secure, compliant communications and multi-cloud connectivity solutions for the global financial markets, to capitalize on the growing momentum behind cryptocurrencies. Several industry developments, from Bitcoin’s recent record high, to favorable policy trends, have created a surge in institutional interest on IPC’s Connexus® Cloud platform.

Connexus Cloud is an unparalleled multi-cloud platform for the global financial markets, an ecosystem that interconnects more than 7,000 diverse capital market participants across 750 cities in over 60 countries. Its suite of mission-critical managed solutions includes a portfolio of products for trading digital assets like security tokens and cryptocurrencies, for which Connexus Cloud won the 2020 FinTech Breakthrough Award for “Best Cryptocurrency Information Source.” Among other integrations, Connexus Cloud users can access:

  • CME CF Cryptocurrency Pricing Products: CME’s CF Bitcoin Reference Rate and Real-Time Index, CME Ether futures real-time market data.
  • Gemini: Gemini provides a crypto native finance platform which includes exchange and custodian solutions for the institutional investor.
  • ICE Data Services’ Cryptocurrency Data Feed: The ICE Cryptocurrency Data Feed streams real-time and historical data for many actively traded digital currencies globally.
  • LMAX Digital: LMAX Digital, the institutional crypto currency exchange, provides physical trading and custodial services.
  • Omniex: Institutional investors can access many cryptocurrency surveillance and trading tools through Omniex, an institutionally focused investment and trading platform for digital assets.

Originally perceived as an alternative to traditional financial instruments, cryptocurrencies and security tokens are increasingly seen as sophisticated asset classes similar to private equity or venture capital. Investors and policymakers are incorporating digital assets into their strategic planning; for example, the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recently approved the use of stablecoins for the settlement of financial transactions by regulated banks. These developments have formed a virtuous feedback loop accessible on IPC’s institutional-grade network. In addition, IPC has also partnered with enterprise blockchain software firm R3 to support the Corda blockchain networks through Connexus Cloud.

“The strength of Connexus Cloud’s security protocols, combined with the expanse and composition of our institutional community of global financial market participants, enables a ground-breaking ecosystem for digital asset trading,” said Mike Smith, Director, Global Exchange Relations Management, IPC.

 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).

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