The XTRD team will take part in Synchronize 2020 in New York City on March 30th, 2020 as a sponsor and exhibitor. Synchronize 2020 will bring together financial services executives, technologists and innovators specializing in blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT), smart contracts and tokenization in financial services.
Delegates of Synchronize will hear from the DLT pioneers in financial services who are leading these game-changing projects, network with like-minded peers, interact with industry-leading experts, discuss and debate the impact of blockchain on various sectors.
Let us know if you’ll be interested to catch up in person to discuss the XTRD project and ask questions.
XTRD recently attended the Miami Blockchain Shift conference on October 11–12. The conference’s focus was on emerging distributed ledger technology and the paradigm shift that will evolve traditional economies, with senior legal, finance, government, emerging markets, institutional traders, and fintech infrastructure leaders in attendance.
XTRD was one of the sponsors and were represented by XTRD CEO Alex Kravets and Serg Gulko, XTRD CTO. Through direct booth contact and networking events, they interacted with many traditional players in the fintech space with an interest in trading digital assets as well as though leaders with unique perspectives on the subject. We are happy to say that high quality connections were made, as a result several potential partnerships are in the works. The conference was a great venue to showcase the XTRD brand!
Alex Kravets spoke on a panel with the COO & General Counsel as well as the SVP of Product Development of tZERO regarding Blockchain’s impact on Wall St, a great discussion facilitated by Stephen Obie of Jones Day.
One of the biggest advantages of Terrapin’s Trading Shows is that they are a nice combination of traditional financial technologies (servers, NICs, service providers, hedge funds reps) and emerging crypto-markets. This helps companies to understand each other’s technologies, workflows, pain-points, establish good contacts and relationships.
XTRD, as a Bronze sponsor, had a booth that gave us the ability to promote our services in a more efficient manner as compared to only walking around.
Most of the people we met were traditional finance hedge or broker-dealer guys looking to add the new digital asset classes into their portfolio. This is why XTRD’s way to provide routes (FIX 4.4, cross-connection) to the cryptocurrency exchanges works the best — this is a natural way for these people to trade.
We also spoke to several crypto-only hedge funds that were interested in our real-time market data feeds and forthcoming GUI platform.
In addition to the regular in-booth activities, we had a chance to run a presentation during the all-exhibitions prime-time — around noon. Based on a number of questions afterwards, it went very well. If you ever spoke on stage you, probably, are familiar with this unpleasant moment — “Ok, we have 5 minutes for questions…” and zero interest from the auditorium:)
Two boxes of business cards later, with literally no ability to speak, we realized that even more work is coming. Numerous follow-ups, in-person meetings, calls — this is how we spent past eight days.
To name a few — we hosted BitGo and OTCXN in our office to discuss potential cooperation.
XTRD will definitely participate in upcoming Trading Show 2019 in Chicago. This is the right place to be to promote our services to the financial community.
The Trading Show is taking place in Chicago on May 9th and 10th. It’s one of the only shows that combines the world of quantitative and automated trading with cryptocurrency, the title sponsor being Kraken. Key topics include blockchain, exchange tech, low latency HFT applications, institutional participation in crypto, OTC trading, and many others.
Most industry players will be present, ranging from Tudor Investments to Credit Suisse, Galaxy Capital to Citadel, etc. We look forward to connecting with the community and delivering on XTRD’s mission to bridge institutional technology with cryptocurrency trading. We will provide state-of-the-industry feedback post conference via a video update on the XTRD Youtube channel.
Let us know if you are attending, we would love to connect!
In addition, XTRD will exhibit and speak at the New York Trading Show in September 2018 as a show sponsor.