Chicago-based cryptocurrency trade Seed CX, which Bain Capital backed final 12 months, is increasing to Asia.
The institution-focused trade introduced Thursday that it has teamed up with Singapore-based buying and selling infrastructure expertise supplier Hydra X for the trouble. The partnership will enable Seed CX to combine its platform with Hydra X’s buying and selling platform Sigma, which is presently in beta.
As soon as the mixing is full, Seed CX customers will have the ability to view costs, commerce and monitor their portfolios on the Sigma platform, in addition to have entry to a fiat-cryptocurrency gateway, in line with Seed CX.
“This partnership may also be helpful in increasing our person base to incorporate institutional merchants looking for regulated and safe entry to the world of digital property,” mentioned Hydra X CEO Daryl Low.
Seed CX additionally mentioned that it plans to supply a marketplace for the Commodity Futures Buying and selling Fee (CFTC)-regulated crypto derivatives by means of its subsidiary Seed SEF.
Final September, Seed CX raised $15 million in a Sequence B funding spherical led by Bain Capital Ventures. The funding introduced the corporate’s whole funding so far to $25 million on the time.
The agency launched a regulated bitcoin spot trading market in January, saying it provided “a deep guide of liquidity.” “We’re providing really institutional degree help,” Seed CX co-founder and CEO Edward Woodford mentioned on the time.
One other subsidiary of the trade, Zero Hash, a FinCEN-regulated entity within the U.S., launched a wallet solution for establishments final January, geared toward including safety and transparency for its clients.
Seed CX notably has a policy in place that bars staff from buying and selling in cryptocurrency to keep away from battle of curiosity.
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