US-Based Exchange ErisX Officially Announces Public Launch of Spot Market

 

Chicago-based crypto exchange ErisX has officially announced the public launch of its spot market, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph.

The ErisX spot exchange is the first part of the company’s development of a single platform that will represent both a digital asset spot and regulated futures exchange, the firm said in the announcement.

Subsequently after the announcement, ErisX reportedly enabled support of United States dollar trading pairs with major cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), bitcoin cash (BCH) and litecoin (LTC), according to crypto news outlet Coindesk.

Coindesk writes that ErisX is already in touch with a number of companies that are willing to trade on its platform at launch without disclosing any names.

Cointelegraph first reported on ErisX’s plans to launch spot trading on April 24, with some financial firms such as U.S. retail brokerage TD Ameritrade reportedly testing the exchange.

Along with the spot trading launch, ErisX also announced the closing of a third round of Series B investors, adding new investors including Arc Light Securities, Castle Island Ventures, Dragonfly Capital Partners, Flow Traders, Tradestation and New York Digital Investment Group. The company also noted that it received additional support from existing investors including Cboe Global Markets, CMT Digital, Consensys, Nasdaq Ventures, Pantera Capital and others.

ErisX is awaiting approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to launch a regulated futures exchange along with a clearinghouse, the report notes.

Yesterday, Intercontinental Exchange-backed institutional crypto trading platform Bakkt announced the acquisition of crypto custodian service Digital Asset Custody Company.