Deribit Integrates Cooper’s New Custody with Off-Exchange Settlement

Deribit, the leading crypto margin trading exchange, has fully integrated ClearLoop, the newly launched digital currency custodian platform by London-based .
According to Thursday’s announcement, this integration will be beneficial to the institutional traders who usually move their holdings from the crypto exchanges to much secure custodian services or cold wallets.

ClearLoop settles digital currency transactions off-exchange, thus eliminating the settlement delay due to the blockchain network congestion.
Cooper is claiming that ClearLoop will reduce the settlement time from 30-40 minutes to merely 100 milliseconds.
The platform achieves this by ensuring that both the client and the exchange have enough assets to cover before the opening of any position and then instantly settles between the parties when the trade is closed.
“We worked with asset managers and exchanges for over a year to develop a solution to the three key market issues,” Dmitry Tokarev, founder and CEO of Copper, added. “ClearLoop, the fruit of this collaboration, allows investors to settle trades instantly, keeps their assets secure and insured in third-party custody, removing concerns about self-custody, all the while eliminating counterparty risk and the associated limitations with volume.”
Security and access, both are priorities
Citing the major dip in the crypto market the companies are also pointing out the need for such instant settlement services, especially for derivatives trading, which enables traders to react to the market changes in a faster way.
“Integration with ClearLoop is a natural next step for Deribit, as it could potentially solve some of the most critical issues faced by the derivatives market,” John Jansen, co-founder and CEO of Deribit. Said.
Other cryptocurrency exchanges are also taping to lure institutions on their platform. Recently, Bitfinex to integrate similar custody solutions.

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