FX Industry Week Review: Blockchain based social trading, Betfred live with EU CFDs, Electroneum launch, and lots more…

forex industry news update

Which platform provider and Far East broker are collaborating on a new Blockchain based social trading service?

Where did online gaming giant Betfred launch EU-licensed CFD trading via its new TradeFred brand?

Which FCA regulated broker raised leverage on major FX pairs trading to 200x?

Answers to these questions and more appeared exclusively or first at LeapRate this week. Some of our most popular, shared and commented-on posts this week at LeapRate included:

Tradefred EU websiteExclusive: Betfred’s CFD unit TradeFred activates CySEC license, EU website goes liveLeapRate Exclusive… LeapRate has learned that TradeFred has activated its CIF license and has gone live with its website targeting EU based customers. Who has TradeFred hired in Cyprus? Will TradeFred by able to leverage the popular Betfred brand as it targets UK and EU customers? Get all the details, exclusively now at LeapRate.

CopyCash ICO social fx tradingExclusive: Tradency’s Lior Nabat and Fullerton’s Mario Singh back Blockchain based social trading CopyCash.ioLeapRate Exclusive… LeapRate has learned that a new Asia-focused social trading and investing site called CopyCash (at copycash.io) has launched. How does CopyCash plan to be different from the other (mainly failed) attempts at popularizing social trading? Who else is involved in CopyCash (hint: a partner from a major global VC)? Get all the details, exclusively at LeapRate.

Z.com Trade FX leverageExclusive: GMO’s Z.com Trade raises leverage on major FX pairs trading to 200xLeapRate Exclusive… LeapRate has learned that Z.com Trade, the FCA regulated brokerage arm of Japanese retail forex giant GMO Click, has issued a notice to clients that it will be changing trading conditions on a number of products and accounts. The changes at Z.com Trade will become effective next Monday, December 18. What are the new leverage, margin and spread levels at Z.com Trade? Get all the details, exclusively now at LeapRate.

electroneumElectroneum launches following $40 million ICO aimed at gaming sector instant transactions. The British-developed cryptocurrency, Electroneum, will today launch in the UK following the successful Worldwide ICO (Initial Coin Offering) by crowd funding participation of over 120,000 investors, which raised $40 million (£30m) over a six week campaign. Electroneum’s currency aims to offer a simple and secure way of making instant transactions within the online gaming and gambling sector.

gain capital trading app getgoGAIN Capital launches AI based trading app GetGo. GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: GCAP), a global provider of online trading services, just announced that it has today launched GetGo, an innovative financial trading app. The new mobile-only service uses a smart AI-enhanced algorithm to spot statistical trends in financial markets and provide users with compelling trading signals based on historical data.

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