Weekly Roundup: Prop firm arbitrarily accounts, Interactive Brokers’ CFDs in Japan

abdelaziz Fathi

FX, Fintech and cryptocurrency markets have been bustling with activity over the past week, as is often the case. Keep yourself informed and ahead of the curve with a curated selection of crucial stories and developments that are most relevant to those engaged in the markets.

Weekly Roundup- Prop firm arbitrarily accounts- Interactive Brokers CFDs in Japan

FX Market

Exclusive interview with Tools for Brokers on its 14th anniversary

Celebrating its 14th anniversary, Tools for Brokers (TFB), hosted a private networking event in Cyprus, gathering industry professionals to discuss future trends and innovations. Read More

Interactive Brokers launches CFD products in Japan

Interactive Brokers has expanded its suite of investment options for Japanese clients with the addition of CFDs on US stocks. Read More

The Funded Trader is back? Traders report account closures

Prop trading firm The Funded Trader has updated its website with a few banners, nearly three weeks after it ceased all operations, with claims for a relaunch in the near future. Read More

HKEX to launch near 24h derivatives trading platform by 2028

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited is going forward with the development of the Orion Derivatives Platform (ODP). Built in-house and with an expected launch in 2028, ODP will help differentiate HKEX’s derivatives offerings and elevate its competitiveness in the global derivatives marketplace. Read More

Plus500 sees modest growth in Q1 revenues, EBITDA margin decreases

Israeli-based, but London-stock market listed Plus500 Ltd (LON:PLUS) today reported a 4% increase in revenue for the first quarter of 2024, with figures rising from $207.9 million in Q1 2023 to $215.6 million. Read More

CySEC hits FXORO parent with €360,000 fine

The Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CySEC) has fined MCA Intelifunds, trading as FXORO, a total of €360,000 for multiple violations of the Cypriot investment laws. Read More

True Forex Funds now offers Match-Trader and cTrader platforms

True Forex Funds said Match-Trader, which is introduced as a secondary trading platform, is now available in select countries including Germany, Austria, Sweden, and Hungary. Read More

Unusual Whales taps Tastytrade as exclusive options broker

Tastytrade has struck a partnership with Unusual Whales to become the exclusive brokerage firm of the popular “options platform and internet blowhole”, known for political trading. Read More

Crypto Market

Uniswap hits $2 trillion in trading volume ahead of SEC’s lawsuit

Decentralized finance (DeFi) exchange Uniswap crossed $2 trillion in total trading volume despite escalating competition from other networks and regulatory setback. Read More

Vitalik Buterin backs Railgun with $350K, RAIL price triples

Privacy cryptocurrency Railgun (RAIL) skyrocketed over 250% following a positive comment from Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin. Read More

Binance announces blockchain courses at European universities

In partnership with leading European educational institutions, Binance Academy has launched university-accredited courses that delve into key topics and disciplines within the dynamic landscape of Web3. Read More

Exclusive: GoMining’s Mark Zalan wants to democratize opportunities of Bitcoin halving

As the Bitcoin community counts down to the upcoming Bitcoin halving, Mark Zalan, CEO of GoMining, shared exclusive insights into how the company is gearing up for this pivotal event in the cryptocurrency world. Read More

PayPal ends protection for certain crypto transactions

PayPal has announced changes to its terms of service that alter the protections provided for non-fungible token (NFT) transactions. Effective May 20, the payment giant will no longer cover NFT purchases under its buyer protection policy, and it will limit seller protections for NFT sales exceeding $10,000. Read More

Chinese investors likely barred from new Hong Kong bitcoin ETFs

Mainland Chinese investors are unlikely to gain approval to purchase the newly launched spot bitcoin ETFs listed in Hong Kong, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analysts. Read More

Binance ordered to remove Changpeng Zhao to get Dubai license

Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, has obtained a Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) license in Dubai. Read More

Kraken acquires TradeStation’s cryptocurrency business

Kraken, the second-largest U.S.-based cryptocurrency exchange, has acquired the cryptocurrency arm of online brokerage TradeStation. Read More

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Digital Assets

Coinbase resumes XRP trading in New York after nine-month hiatus

Coinbase has resumed trading for XRP in New York, the company’s chief legal officer, Paul Grewal, announced on Thursday. This comes after a nine-month suspension of the cryptocurrency on the exchange due to regulatory scrutiny.

Institutional FX

Swissquote joins Fortex Hub to expand liquidity distribution

ECN trading platform and technology provider, Fortex Inc. has announced a new integration with Swissquote Group, Switzerland’s provider of online trading services.


Multipool Enters Partnership with Mobilum Offering Users Fiat to DeFi On/Off Ramp

Multipool, a leading innovator in the blockchain and cryptocurrency industry announces a corporate partnership with Mobilum.

Retail FX

IC Markets taps TipRanks’ trading research tools

Sydney-based IC Markets has completed integration of TipRanks’s rating tools, which ranks analysts and financial bloggers based on their picks’ performance analysis, in a bid to provide its clients with new research capabilities.

Digital Assets

Gate.io shelves plan to operate in Hong Kong

Gate Digital Ltd (Gate HK) announced it is winding down operations and has withdrawn its application for a crypto trading platform license in Hong Kong.


Sui and Mesh Combine Forces to Bring Simplified Transactions Across the Sui Ecosystem

With the addition of the Mesh platform, Sui Wallet will achieve product parity with the world’s largest self-custody wallets, while Mesh now natively supports the SUI token

Market News, Tech and Fundamental, Technical Analysis

EURGBP Technical Analysis Report 23 May, 2024

EURGBP currency pair can be expected to rise further toward the next resistance level 0.8560.

Digital Assets

Bybit denies financial woes and hacking rumors

Ben Zhou, CEO of Dubai-based cryptocurrency exchange Bybit, has refuted circulating rumors that the platform has been hacked or is insolvent. Zhou addressed the speculations in a post on the social media platform X.