Steve Nerayoff joins the advisory board of XTRD

Steven Nerayoff, one of the original creators of the framework for Initial Token Offerings (ICOs), has joined the company as a strategic advisor. Nerayoff will advise XTRD as the company begins to roll out the product and onboard institutional clients for the initial trials of their complete trading platform.

“Steve is legend in the world of blockchain and cryptocurrency and to have him onboard with us as we begin to onboard major strategic partners is incredible and truly an honor,” said Alexander Kravets, CEO of XTRD. “His deep knowledge of the industry, unmatched experience, connections, and expertise will prove invaluable for us in the near future. It’s also a huge testament to our project and the grand vision we have for a person like him to recognize the potential in our future and we are humbled by that.”

Nerayoff is a prolific serial entrepreneur, attorney and inventor of 20 international patents, having founded seven companies in Silicon Valley and New York City. He is a blockchain pioneer with his involvement in top projects and is also the Chairman of the publicly listed company Global Blockchain Technologies (OTCMKTS:BLKCF) (TSXV:BLOC). He also founded Alchemistspecializing in blockchain project development and investment. Steven has assembled a team of industry leaders having advised and invested in over 25 projects, including: Aion, Bancor, Ethereum, Factom, GlobalBlockchain, Investfeed, Kudos, Lisk, MAD, Po.et, Polymath, Ripio, RSK, Sirin, Steemit, Storm, Streetwire, tZERO, Veridium, Vezt, ZCash, and Zencash.

Steven’s innovative work as the legal architect of Ethereum’s record setting token sale continues to be the basic structure used throughout the world today. Steven innovated the concept of “utility”, specifically using the concept of “gas” or “fuel” for legal purposes. Steven continues to be instrumental in defining the industry standards.

“XTRD is fantastic project that is potentially solving one of the biggest challenges in cryptocurrency and providing a mechanism that brings institutional investors into the crypto,” said Nerayoff. “What’s more, the team backing them up have the experience, connections, and technical background to make it happen.”

The veteran Wall Street traders who are building XTRD are introducing a new infrastructure that would allow banks, hedge funds, and large institutional traders to easily access cryptocurrency markets. By building a low-latency infrastructure with a unified FIX API, a technology used on Wall Street for over 25 years, along with a standalone trading platform and liquidity aggregation the company will provide precise and virtually instant pricing data while minimizing ‘slippage’ for the trading of digital assets. The company will also be building a private dark pool for private institutional trading off of the public blockchain.

XTRD is currently live with their first product, a unified FIX based multi exchange API for market data and execution co-located at NY4 Equinix data center with data connectivity across the globe. In development are several other primary solutions, such a as a unified milti-exchange trading platform, a dark pool product for OTC orders that works by leveraging digital asset and fiat custodians to facilitate large OTC orders at low cost, and liquidity aggregation across multiple exchanges.

XTRD Update: July 9, 2018

Summary

  • Crypto Exchange Gemini Hires Former NYSE Tech Chief
  • Swiss Stock Exchange to Tokenize Securities With New DLT Platform
  • Exclusive Weekly crypto market update from Steven Aitchison
  • Upcoming XTRD events

Crypto Exchange Gemini Hires Former NYSE Tech Chief

Cryptocurrency exchange Gemini has hired former New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) chief information officer Robert Cornish to serve as its first chief technology officer. Find more details in Coindesk article: http://bit.ly/2ue0QOE.

Swiss Stock Exchange to Tokenize Securities With New DLT Platform

Switzerland’s principal stock exchange has announced that it is developing a blockchain-based platform to tokenize traditional securities. Find more details in Coindesk article: http://bit.ly/2m36P5e.

Exclusive Weekly crypto market update from Steven Aitchison

Another exclusive weekly crypto update by Steven Aitchison — Youtube blogger and experienced crypto trader. This update contains weekly market overview, the most important cryptocurrency news from the last week and useful crypto trading tips. Please find more details in our blog post: http://bit.ly/2J8lKUY.

Upcoming XTRD events

To increase awareness of our project and attract more clients, partners, and new community members, XTRD will participate/speak at these events:

Feel free to stop by our exhibition booths and say “hello” or ask tough questions during roundtables.

XTRD Update: July 2, 2018

Summary

  • XTRD FIX API Product Update — June 30th
  • What Cryptocurrency Can Learn From Wall Street
  • Hardware Wallets Poll
  • XTRD events are on crypto calendars
  • Exclusive Weekly crypto market update from Steven Aitchison
  • Upcoming events

XTRD FIX API Product Update — June 30th

Summer is usually associated with vacations, trips, and overall relaxation. But not for the XTRD team! We are using this time to be prepared for the upcoming autumn run. First of all, we released the new version of FIX API gateway with added Binance support. So now our clients can receive normalized market data and trade on this exchange through our NY4 servers. Find more details in the XTRD FIX API Product Update — June 30th, 2018 http://bit.ly/2IGa3Va

What Cryptocurrency Can Learn From Wall Street

The groundbreaking potential of the cryptocurrency space has been well-documented over the last couple years. The maverick-like nature of the new industry is refreshing, and its non-conforming characteristics appealing. Yet, even the most radical innovations and industries can learn from their more established, monolithic counterparts that have come before them. When it comes to crypto, one of the primary sectors it can model is one of the largest, stablest sectors on the planet: Wall Street.

Read about 4 of the biggest lessons cryptocurrency can take from Wall Street in our new article: http://bit.ly/2Nh5ynu.

Hardware Wallet Poll

Take part in a hardware wallet poll. The question is “How do you sign your Ethereum transactions?” Please choose one of the four offered options or add your own option in comments: http://bit.ly/2tIKQEg.

XTRD events are on crypto calendars

XTRD events are now on CoinMarketCal and CoinsCalendar. Please click these links and then click “Real” for each event, this will help us to promote the project via these channels.

Exclusive Weekly crypto market update from Steven Aitchison

Another exclusive weekly crypto update by Steven Aitchison — Youtube blogger and experienced crypto trader. This update contains weekly market overview, the most important cryptocurrency news from the last week and useful crypto trading tips. Please find more details in our blog post: http://bit.ly/2Kojiix.

Upcoming events

To increase awareness of our project and attract more clients, partners, and new community members, XTRD will participate/speak at these events:

Feel free to stop by our exhibition booths and say “hello” or ask tough questions during roundtables.

XTRD Update: June 25, 2018

Summary

  • Alex presentation in Israel
  • News from Crypto Rico
  • New — Lex Sokolin from Autonomous Research answers our questions
  • XTRD events are on crypto calendars
  • Connecting Crypto: Why Unifying Crypto is Beneficial For All
  • Exclusive Weekly crypto update from Steven Aitchison
  • Clarity from the SEC — Bitcoin and Ether Likely Fail the Howey Test
  • Upcoming events

Alex presentation in Israel

XTRD CEO Alex Kravets presented at the Alchemist Money Summit in Tel Aviv last week upon the invitation of Ethereum co-founder Steven Nerayoff, discussing institutional entry into the cryptocurrency markets.

News from Crypto Rico

XTRD CTO Serg Gulko reveals the mystery around recent XTRD Puerto Rico trip in a short team update: http://bit.ly/2KhS5xd.

New — Lex Sokolin from Autonomous Research answers our questions

Lex Sokolin, XTRD advisor, Autonomous Research Fintech Strategy Director and Autonomous NEXT creator has shared his opinion on what will be the catalyst and commensurate timeline for institutional capital entry into the crypto space:

“There are several layers to institutional maturity. One is the entry of institutional investors, like large ETFs and mutual funds, into the space. Think about this as manufacturing of financial product. In order for this to happen, the manufacturer needs three things: custody, liquidity and the removal of regulatory overhang. While the value chain of custodians may indeed fundamentally change in response to decentralized networks, traditional investors still need legal custody of these assets. So the industry is working on what are essentially translation mechanisms of hardware and software (i.e., hot and cold storage) into accounts on a custodian that a fund can use. Once you have this, administration, taxes, performance reporting will follow.

Second, current trading happens on about 200 exchanges and another 50 (or more) over the counter venues. This means that markets are shallow, pricing is different across venues, and large trades are hard. Projects like Xtrade and others are tackling how to build the correct layers to connect these disjointed markets. And third, institutions need to remove the fear that regulation will make these assets uninvestable. In some way, it doesn’t particularly matter how the pie is sliced, as long as the risk of something unexpected is taken away.

Even more interesting is the maturity that will allow for these manufactured financial products (i.e., ETFs, funds) to be distributed in the regular wealth management ecosystem. This, I think, is more important longer term. Funds travel a long road from exchanges to broker/dealers to financial advisors and to consumers. On this road is asset allocation software, risk assessment, manager selection, performance reporting, financial planning, and roboadvisors. But until we have the underlying instruments ready, the rest cannot move forward.”

XTRD events are on crypto calendars

Starting from this week we will submit all the XTRD related events or the events we plan to visit on several crypto calendars, such as Coinmarketcal. Please support us by clicking the “Real” button, this will help us to promote our project via these channels. For now we’ve submitted three conferences we plan to visit and present with a booth/on stage:

Please click each of these links and then click “Real” in the “Validation” block on the right side of the page.

Thank you in advance!

Connecting Crypto: Why Unifying Crypto is Beneficial For All

At XTRD, we believe that unifying crypto in a strategic way will help to address its problems and will be beneficial to all parties involved. By fusing the best practices of Wall Street, one of the most robust and stable sectors on the planet, with this emerging and exciting space, an entirely new level of potential is possible. Find more thoughts on that in our new article: http://bit.ly/2yvZRz3.

Exclusive Weekly crypto update from Steven Aitchison

Another exclusive weekly crypto update by Steven Aitchison — Youtube blogger and experienced crypto trader. This update contains weekly market overview, the most important cryptocurrency news from the last week and useful crypto trading tips. Please find more details in our blog post: http://bit.ly/2tCPrrl.

Clarity from the SEC — Bitcoin and Ether Likely Fail the Howey Test

Great new article by our friend Daniel G. Viola, Partner of Sadis & Goldberg, LLP — Clarity from the SEC — Bitcoin and Ether Likely Fail the Howey Test. Daniel is the Head of the Digital Asset and Compliance Groups at his firm and is also the founder of the Crypto Asset Webinars and the Blockchain Shift Conferences.

Upcoming events

To increase awareness of our project and attract more clients, partners, and new community members, XTRD will participate/speak at these events:

Feel free to stop by our exhibition booths and say “hello” or ask tough questions during roundtables.

XTRD Update: June 18, 2018

Summary

  • XTRD has launched post TGE Bounty campaign
  • XTRD + OKEx Rewards Programme
  • Exclusive Weekly crypto update from Steven Aitchison
  • Upcoming events

XTRD has launched post TGE Bounty campaign

XTRD post TGE bounty campaign starts on June 18th, 2018 at midnight UTC+0, and will end on and will end on September, 09, 2018. We plan to distribute 1,904,914 XTRD tokens in this round. You can find all the rules and more details in our bounty thread on Bitcointalk: http://bit.ly/2MwxiV7.

Exclusive Weekly crypto update from Steven Aitchison

Another exclusive weekly crypto update by Steven Aitchison — Youtube blogger and experienced crypto trader. This update contains weekly market overview, cryptocurrency news and crypto trading tips. Please find more details in our blog post: http://bit.ly/2K3xgWb.

XTRD + OKEx Rewards Programme

We are happy to announce that to broaden our partnership, we have launched a rewards campaign for those who create a new OKEx account using the XTRD link. Please find more details in our blog post: http://bit.ly/2tjw0Uz.

Upcoming events

To increase awareness of our project and attract more clients, partners, and new community members, XTRD will participate/speak at these events:

Feel free to stop by our exhibition booths and say “hello” or ask tough questions during roundtables.

XTRD Update: June 11, 2018

Summary

  • XTRD Community Update — June 11th, 2018
  • New — Exclusive Weekly crypto update from Steven Aitchison
  • Post TGE Bounty campaign announcement
  • Upcoming events

XTRD Community Update — June 11th, 2018

The XTRD team recently traveled to Hong Kong for several high level meetings. XTRD CEO Alex Kravets will be speaking at Alchemist Money Summit, held in Tel Aviv, Israel, June 17–18. We are continuing to explore different partnerships and work on FIX API. Please find more details in our blog post: http://bit.ly/2LGNzFs.

New — Exclusive Weekly crypto update from Steven Aitchison

We’re happy to present you with our weekly crypto update by Steven Aitchison — Youtube blogger and experienced crypto trader. This update contains weekly market overview, cryptocurrency news and crypto trading tips. Please find more details in our blog post: http://bit.ly/2t1V2aK.

Post TGE Bounty campaign announcement

We have finished all preparations for launching the XTRD post TGE bounty campaign. All the announcements will be made later this week. Stay tuned!

Upcoming events

To increase awareness of our project and attract more clients, partners, and new community members, XTRD will participate/speak at these events:

Feel free to stop by our exhibition booths and say “hello” or ask tough questions during roundtables.

XTRD Update: June 4, 2018

Summary

  • Live interview for Voice of America
  • XTRD Community Update
  • Lessons Learned from Titanium Blockchain
  • Upcoming events

Live interview for Voice of America

XTRD CTO Serg Gulko performed his fourth live interview for Voice of America talking about crypto Wild West: https://bit.ly/2xoyAxK.

XTRD Community Update

We want to share with you the most recent updates on what XTRD has been up to. Find more details in XTRD Community Update — June 4th, 2018.

Lessons Learned from Titanium Blockchain

We’re glad to share a great article written by Daniel G. Viola, Partner of Sadis & Goldberg, LLP — Lessons Learned from Titanium Blockchain — A Failed ICO. Daniel is the Head of the Digital Asset and Compliance Groups at his firm and is also the founder of the Crypto Asset Webinars and the Blockchain Shift Conferences.

Upcoming events

To increase awareness of our project and attract more clients, partners, and new community members, XTRD will participate in series of events such as

Feel free to stop by our exhibition booths and say “hello” or ask tough questions during roundtables.

XTRD Update: May 28, 2018

Summary

  • XTRD CTO Serg Gulko performed his third live interview for Voice of America
  • XTRD is a member of the FIX Trading Community
  • Review of XTRD on CYT-Crypto

Live interview for Voice of America

XTRD CTO Serg Gulko performed his third live interview for Voice of America, talking about talking about blockchains adoption by big players and The Trading Show in Chicago. Please find more details in Serg’s blog post: http://bit.ly/2IV7m6z.

XTRD is a member of the FIX Trading Community

XTRD is a member of the FIX Trading Community along with Goldman Sachs and others, setting standards in the FIX working group dedicated to cryptocurrency institutional FIX protocol trading standards. For more info please see article: XTRD.io joins the FIX Trading Community by Institutional Asset Manager.

Review of XTRD on CYT-Crypto

The CYT-Crypto Youtube channel conducted a review of XTRD: https://bit.ly/2xiGpVB.

XTRD Update: May 20, 2018

Dear community! This is the first XTRD weekly report. We plan to continue providing you with the latest updates on our project.

Summary

  • Product updates (May 13)
  • XTRD Team has visited Consensus 2018
  • Bounty #1 Summary

Product updates

On May 13 we have shared some news on what has been done on the technical side in the last several months. Please find more details in our Community Product Update. The XTRD team will continue to publish regular technical updates to keep our community apprised of progress in product and expansion.

Consensus 2018

XTRD team represented by Alex Kravets and Michele Guo has visited 4th annual blockchain technology summit Consensus 2018 held by CoinDesks on May 14–16, 2018 in New York. We will provide the community with the report on our visit in a few days. Stay tuned!

Bounty #1 Summary

We have released and distributed all the bounty tokens. Thank you to all participants in the XTRD bounty! We couldn’t have gotten the word out without your help, and it’s greatly appreciated. Find more details in XTRD Bounty #1 Summary. The first round is finished. We will publish the next bounty program shortly.