We’ve just entered a new year — and this time another decade. As one of the Managing Directors of Caspian, I’ve been reflecting on how the crypto market continues to mature and grow. While the ride has not always been smooth, the market has developed significantly over the past half-decade.

Here are some of the most important trends that I see driving the market in the year ahead.

1. Institutionalization is coming — but to a specific part of the market

2. Altcoins face their day of reckoning

Part of the appeal of digital currencies is their global nature. Since the vast majority of digital currencies are not sponsored by an individual state, the hope was that the crypto world could be largely borderless. This has turned out to be a bit of a pipe dream. It turns out that countries very much do matter when it comes to digital currencies, since they have the power of the law and the ability to regulate.


Take a look at the latest news from Caspian in our Q3 2019 Newsletter! Inside you’ll read about market insights, industry updates, recent wins and brand new product enhancements.

About Caspian

A technologist at heart, Gerrit van Wingerden is the Chief Technology Officer and Co-Founder of Caspian. Throughout his 20-year career he has built and lead technology teams, delivering cutting edge financial products along the way. Van Wingerden has served as the Managing Director of TORA since 2007, and before that managed the development of high-volume trading tools for hedge funds and investment banks.

By Robert Dykes, Caspian CEO and Co-Founder

Caspian co-founder Robert Dykes

Caspian, the full-stack crypto trading, portfolio and risk management platform, today announced that it has reached a milestone with its June monthly volume trading figures.

Robert Dykes — Caspian CEO and Co Founder

The brutal “winter of crypto,” where cryptocurrency trading volumes plunged by as much as 85 percent from a January 2018 high, has been enough to dampen the enthusiasm of even the most ardent supporters of disruptive digital assets. However, sentiment at TradeTech 2019 (the biggest annual European buy-side equity conference) was that the freeze may be melting, with the green shoots of spring sprouting up and perhaps piquing the interest of sophisticated investors. For those interested in the asset class — the murmurings of a potential turnaround is encouraging news.



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