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Digital Currency Group Closes TradeBlock Institutional Trading Platform

  • Unit offers trade execution and prime brokerage services
  • Shutdown of trading platform is effective as of May 31
Barry Silbert
Barry SilbertPhotographer: Joe Buglewicz/Bloomberg

Digital Currency Group, the digital-asset conglomerate that is negotiating with creditors of its bankrupt lending business, is closing down its TradeBlock subsidiary that provides trade execution, pricing and prime brokerage services to institutional investors. 

CoinDesk Inc., the cryptocurrency media and events company that is also controlled by Stamford, Connecticut-based DCG, purchased TradeBlock in 2020 in a transaction where financial details weren’t disclosed. CoinDesk folded the indexing business into its own and the remaining operations were later spun out as the TradeBlock trading platform.