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The decentralized finance (DeFi) industry is growing at a rapid pace, with a 610% increase in the user base of decentralized lending applications (lending dapps) and over $12 billion in total locked value since 2018. The vast majority of DeFi protocols are built on the Ethereum blockchain, and the industry boom could spell for more upward price momentum for ETH to what we’ve already seen so far. DeFi is responsible for recent all-time highs in Ethereum network usage, and naturally increases the demand for ETH. As a result, investors have seen year-to-date ETH price returns grow by more than 90%…


Decentralized finance protocols have seen staggering growth over the last two years, with 2020 hitting the milestone figure of over $12 billion in total locked assets. DeFi protocols, or autonomous programs, were built to solve pain points in the traditional finance industry. Decentralized lending allows users to borrow without going through a flawed banking system that many have become disillusioned with over the last decade. Peer-to-peer lending is an unrefined but promising glimpse into a future where people can borrow money without worrying about a banking collapse, fraud, or excessive fees for basic tasks.

However, the space is still in…


Since 2014, SFOX has been providing sophisticated crypto traders with a venue that gets them the best price on all trades with minimal slippage by connecting them to all major crypto trading venues from one account. Today, SFOX is proud to announce the addition of a powerful new tool to the SFOX liquidity family: the SFOX crypto dark pool.

For the first time in crypto, traders can trade strictly in a dark pool environment or have orders routed across the largest crypto exchanges, OTC providers, and a dark pool — in a single order — to get the best price.


In an emerging asset class that splits its marketplace between hundreds of different trading venues, sophisticated investors may hunt for arbitrage opportunities-this, in a nutshell, is why many have been chasing Bitcoin arbitrage for the last decade.

Even after ten years of maturation, Bitcoin is certainly still apt for arbitrage opportunities-that’s why SFOX offers a comprehensive arbitrage alert system-but the precise method a trader uses to try to capture arbitrage could make the difference between a sustainable strategy and a fool’s errand.


A serious trader understands that you’re only as good as the venues at which you trade. No matter the asset you’re trading, different venues may provide different price points, spreads, levels of liquidity, and tools for getting edge when actually trading those assets. Even more fundamental is the issue of reliability: if you can’t count on your chosen trading venue to stay operational at all times and to properly secure your funds, then trading there is a fool’s errand.

So, when you’re entering the crypto market, you may find yourself asking a perfectly natural question: What’s the best cryptocurrency exchange?


Even traders who believe that Bitcoin is on the path to break $10,000 may want a contingency plan in case it dips. For those who are long crypto but want to manage the risk of price dips while locking in gains along the way, SFOX is proud to bring trailing stop-loss orders to the crypto trading sector.

For almost a year, SFOX’s industry-leading stop-loss order type has allowed sophisticated crypto traders to set trigger prices that look at average crypto prices across the entire market rather than a single exchange and intelligently route your order to the best available exchanges…


For years, SFOX has provided sophisticated crypto traders and funds with a reliable stop-loss order type: just set a price point for bitcoin or any of the other major cryptocurrencies on SFOX’s platform, and you’ll automatically execute a market sell order at the next available price if that cryptocurrency reaches your specified price point.

Today, we’re excited to announce that we’ve added the “other side” of stop-loss to the SFOX trading platform: you can now use the buy stop order type when trading bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.

The buy stop order type is a key part of several classic trading…


Summary:

  • The SFOX Multi-Factor Market Index has been updated from neutral to mildly bullish as of June 8th.
  • A positive U.S. jobs report coincided with a rise in the S&P 500 and a dip in BTC, but don’t call them correlated.
  • The volatility levels of major cryptocurrencies seem to be trending towards more homogeneity, but it’s too early to identify this as a long-term trend.
  • In the beginning of June, ETH, BTC, BCH, LTC, gold, and the S&P 500 are up month-over-month; ETC, BSV, and RVN are down month-over-month. ETH had the highest MoM returns (16.15%); …

There’s a common myth that arbitrage opportunities for bitcoin no longer exist because the crypto market has matured to the point that the price of BTC is consistent across trading venues.

Bitcoin arbitrage opportunities of 5% or more are still out there: traders just need to be prepared to act on them immediately because they’re often gone in a minute or less.

Today, SFOX is pleased to announce the rollout of its Bitcoin arbitrage tracking system: an actionable network of notifications designed to let SFOX traders capture every bitcoin arbitrage opportunity with ease.

You can now get notifications of all…


What happens when an advanced crypto trading order type gets too good at what it does? You have to find a way to make it even better.

We’re excited to announce the launch of a fully upgraded Hare order type that can be either price- or speed-optimized, giving you access to crypto trade execution improvements only available on SFOX. Here’s the story of how and why we decided to take one of our oldest and most popular proprietary, smart-routing order types to the next level.

A Hare That’s Too Good at Hopping

We created our Hare order type to solve a problem that’s far too prevalent…

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