A multi-asset class trading firm in Bermuda has secured major regulatory approval allowing it to offer cryptocurrency trading services.
Over-the-counter trading platform 24 Exchange has acquired a “Class T” digital asset business licence from the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) to roll out cryptocurrency trading on its institutional-grade platform. The firm officially announced Tuesday that the new license was granted under the Bermuda Digital Asset Business Act 2018.
With the newly received license, 24 Exchange is planning to launch physical crypto trading to its institutional clients later this summer. Specializing in foreign exchange non-deliverable forwards (NDFs), or two-party cash-settled derivatives contracts, 24 Exchange also expects to introduce a trading capability with NDFs in Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).
In order to secure the license, 24 Exchange has been working closely with the Bermuda Government’s Office of FinTech, the Bermuda Business Development Agency, as well as Bermuda Premier David Burt. The Premier reportedly highlighted that