B2C2 launches gold-Bitcoin product
Cryptocurrency liquidity provider and electronic OTC trading specialist B2C2 has launched a product for trading gold directly against Bitcoin (XAU/BTC).
The launch marks the beginning of B2C2’s expansion beyond its core crypto focus and is underpinned by a significant rally in so-called deflationary assets over the past six months that saw gold appreciate 15 per cent 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, says: “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.