Bitcoin / Crypto OTC Trading Desks

Cointastical
Aug 25, 2018 · 4 min read

There are a number of firms that now provide over-the-counter (OTC) exchange or liquidity services in Bitcoin and other digital assets for their customers.

This is simply a list of links. Feedback welcome. As always, do YOUR OWN due diligence.

OTC Desks / Brokers / Block Liquidity Providers

Publicly Traded — ETF/Futures/Options/Swaps/etc. (regulated)

Trading markets — Futures/Options/Swaps (Unregulated or smaller)

Leveraged Buying / Selling on Traditional bitcoin Exchanges

  • ExchangeWar ← See the “Features” column to the right for leverage levels.

Custodial / Escrow and Legal Services

Person-to-Person (P2P) OTC

There are well over a dozen P2P OTC exchanges, including LocalBitcoins, Bisq, HodlHodl, Remitano, Paxful, and more.

Related organizations / services / institutional software / tools

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A first attempt at compiling a list has since been archived on Reddit, so this post is an update that includes entries from lists on the same topic from the CME Group and from SFOX.

Reminder, once again. Do YOUR OWN due diligence.

[Updates: Nov 2018: Added Bakkt, Amun, MVIS index, & more. Jan 2019: Added Bittrex. Feb 2019: Added BloomX and Ortus. March 2019: Added Galaxy Digital, SigOne Capital, Jump Trading, DV Chain/DV Trading, Galois Capital IC Markets, Ren, SFOX, FBG Capital, B2C2, XBTO, QCP Capital, L2B Global,HodlHodl, bitFlyer, Huobi Global, TrigonX, Koi Trading, Enigma Securities, Kaiserex, BitBay, i2Trading, LGO Markets, Cryset and the section on P2P OTC. Apr 2019: Added CoinCheck, FXCM, SJMX Blocks, BitQuoine OTC, Investors of Crypto, Shift Markets, Caleb & Brown, BEQUANT, CoinField, Wyre, CMT Digital, Hehmeyer Trading + Investments, Altonomy, Tilde, Brevy, HodlHodl, BlockEx, Huobi MENA, CBANX, Lumentrades, GSR Markets, KoinBros, BlockFills, OSL, Switcheo, HedgeBase, Caspian and the Custody / Escrow and Legal Services section. May 2019: Einstein Exchange, Bitbuy, Huobi OTC, and DAM/Digital Asset Management. June 2019: Coinchange, BitcoinToYou, and HiveEx.com. July 2019: Tenbagger. August 2019: Bity, Bolama.]


Additions, corrections, and other feedback welcome and can be submitted via e-mail.

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