Global investment firms and cryptocurrency exchanges are rushing to develop new digital asset markets in preparation for impending regulations. Announced on July 31, 2018, SBI Holdings invested $9 million in Clear Markets to create a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform. SBI Crypto Investment Makes First Move Japanese financial services powerhouse SBI Holdings invested 1 billion yen (~$9 million) in Clear Markets to develop a cryptocurrency derivatives platform for institutional investors, reports Nikkei Asian Review. Based in North Carolina, Clear Markets is a developer of digital marketplaces and trading technologies. SBI Crypto Investments confirmed its purchase of a 12% stake in Clear Markets on Monday. The price per share was not disclosed. Through its Clear Markets investment, SBI plans to deliver several new investment products tied to the price movement of cryptocurrencies in the form of swaps, futures, and options. With the availability of cryptocurrency derivatives, institutional investors will have key safeguards
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