MIFID LICENSED CLOSECROSS TRANSFORMS DERIVATIVES TRADING WITH ETHEREUM PLATFORM LAUNCH

  • CloseCross multiparty derivatives being launched for all asset classes including crypto, stocks, indices, commodities and more in a non-custodial DLT setup
  • Investors will be able to engage in leverage free derivative trading with great potential returns in a unique multiparty derivatives format. CloseCross charges commission only on profitable trades. No fixed or other costs whatsoever.
  • Analysis* of industry data suggests there could now be more than 29 million people trading online worldwide with over 13 million in Europe

CloseCross is opening up derivatives trading for the growing number of online investors and crypto traders globally with the launch of the world’s first Ethereum (blockchain) based multiparty derivatives platform offering traders a chance to generate returns based on their asset price predictions in any direction, including predicting stability of prices, something never seen before in the financial markets. CloseCross removes the need to deal with central issuers of derivatives/CFDs and allows hundreds of traders to enter a common smart contract instead of hundreds of individual traditional derivative contracts with a centralised derivatives contracts issuer.

Unlike other trading platforms, there are no participation fees for using CloseCross, and its patented multiparty model ensures that leverage is not needed to achieve potentially outsized returns.  You can participate with as little as $1 so there is no need for large capital. Users pay facilitation fees, only on their winning trades, giving them significant savings when compared to traditional trading platforms.  Put simply, CloseCross is the most innovative trading platform for financial market predictions.

The MIFID regulated platform reduces costs and complexity enabling traders to use multiparty derivatives to forecast movements on forex, crypto, stocks, commodities, and stock market indices worldwide. Investors can try a demo and subject to appropriateness assessment process, investors can sign-up at www.closecross.com, and trade by selecting an asset class and making a forecast over a time frame of a few hours or over months.

Vaibhav Kadikar, Founder and CEO of CloseCross said: “CloseCross enables a level playing field for traders. No longer should 75% or more traders lose money when trading against a centralized derivative/CFD issuer. It’s just unfair.

The global market is worth around $1200 trillion a year but has always been highly concentrated and exclusive with issues around complexity, difficulty of use, high costs and unquantified risks stemming from leverage and margin call liquidations. All these are absolutely unnecessary.”

Kadikar added “CloseCross is about unprecedented transparency, free access to the crowd wisdom and offering great potential returns without the need for leverage.”

CloseCross is launching on Ethereum this month and will be moving towards multi-protocol deployments over the coming year. The additional protocols that are currently under consideration include Binance Smart Chain, Solana, Matic/Polygon, SKALE and Moonbeam (Polkadot).

CloseCross is a non-custodial solution that is bridging the divide between blockchain-native crypto traders and classical asset classes such as stocks, indices, forex and commodities. It will continue to bridge the silos created by traders within specific blockchain environments and enable a multi-protocol reality over the next 12 months. The launch builds on the global expansion of online trading – CloseCross estimates* more than 29 million people currently trade online with numbers expected to continue to grow rapidly as more people turn to trading during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CloseCross’ analysis* of industry data suggests that the number of people trading online could have trebled from around 9.6 million in 2017 to over 29 million today.  There could be over 13 million people trading online in Europe alone. Globally it is estimated that more than half (58%) of online traders are under-35*.

CloseCross is regulated under MIFID II rules offering increased protection and transparency for customers. There are no minimum investment levels for traders who can invest through an intuitive three clicks process of selecting an asset, choosing an option or price-bracket and then committing funds.

The platform includes CloseCross Crowd Wisdom which provides real-time data on the views and investments of other traders enabling investors to make a more informed forecast based on increased transparency. People can choose to follow the crowd or go on their own views.

About CloseCross

Founded in 2017, CloseCross is the global backbone for blockchain based decentralized Multi-party trading. A unique online platform opening and expanding the massive global derivatives market to the public as a way of predicting market movements, CloseCross provides easy access to a peer-to-peer derivatives trading platform. Close Cross Limited has offices in London and Close Cross (Malta) Ltd. has offices in Malta. For more information go to www.closecross.com

Delivering a unique experience with the latest and most innovative way to trade on the financial markets, CloseCross only charges commission on profitable trades. Close Cross (Malta) Limited is MIFID licensed in terms of the Investment Services Act (Cap 370) as a Category 2 in Malta and is regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority (Licence number: IS92480). The platform will operate under the MFSA FinTech Regulatory Sandbox for a period of 12 months starting from February 2021. The products offered by Close Cross (Malta) Limited are complex in their nature and not appropriate for everyone. If you trade on the Company’s platform you may lose some or all your money. For more information on associated risks please go to www.closecross.com  

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