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B2C2 launches gold-Bitcoin product

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Opalesque Industry Update - B2C2, one of the largest cryptocurrency liquidity providers and the leader in electronic OTC trading, today announced it has launched the market's first product for trading gold directly against Bitcoin (XAU/BTC).

The launch marks the beginning of B2C2's expansion beyond the core crypto focus that cemented its reputation as a top liquidity provider. Client demand made XAU/BTC a natural first choice, underpinned by a significant rally in so-called deflationary assets over the past six months that saw gold appreciate 15% and Bitcoin's price roughly double.

The new product will allow institutional clients to trade gold synthetically with B2C2 OTC Ltd., which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, via B2C2's award-winning platform. Clients will also be able to settle in the underlying metal via blockchain-powered tokens that correspond to physical ownership of gold in vaults.

Max Boonen, Founder and CEO of B2C2, said: "We're excited to launch the first gold/bitcoin product. The current macro environment, dominated by uncertainty over economic growth and inflation, is prompting central banks to rethink monetary policy and market participants to reassess the likely path of interest rates. Conflicting narratives abound, fuelling market activity, and we expect demand to only grow for ways to gain and manage exposure to deflationary assets such as gold and bitcoin. We look forward to expanding our electronic market-making offering across instruments and asset classes, in line with our clients' needs."

Trusted by retail brokerages, exchanges, banks and fund managers to provide 24/7 liquidity, B2C2 offers exposure to large-cap cryptocurrencies and gold, with flexible trade size and settlement. The firm's world-class technology provides streaming prices and instant execution via REST, WebSocket and FIX APIs, in addition to its web interface and voice trading capabilities. B2C2 is also integrated with the largest liquidity hubs including Caspian, Gold-i, oneZero, PrimeXM and Simplex Inc.

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