Former Morgan Stanley Developers Launch Crypto Derivatives Exchange
Joeri Cant's original article for cointelegraph.com reduced by 75%
Eight former core developers from financial services company Morgan Stanley have launched Phemex, a new cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform, in Singapore. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Dec. 4, the former Morgan Stanley developers claim the platform is ten times faster than traditional crypto trading platforms, while offering 100x leverage to both retail and institutional investors in Bitcoin, Ethereum and Ripple perpetual contracts.
"We are the first exchange to truly bring Wall Street level sophistication to the worldwide crypto derivatives markets. Our matching engine, trading engine, and risk engine were six months in the making, putting the platform technically on par with Nasdaq." Tao, who spent 11 years as an executive at Morgan Stanley, told Cointelegraph that the platform was looking to add options trading soon. "We're not just providing the functionality for trading.
As executives from Morgan Stanley, we know what kind of ways, what kind of direction, or what kind of architecture can support high-frequency trading, stability, and low latency. This is where Phemex excels - our expertise allows us to compete with and outperform existing platforms." In November, Singapore's central bank and financial regulator, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, proposed to bring crypto derivatives trading under its purview. For Phemex, a Singapore-domiciled company, the proposal by the MAS comes at a perfect time as it may soon allow cryptocurrency-based derivatives to be traded on regulated platforms.
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