Intercontinental Exchange Joins

A recent tweet by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Data Services claims that ICE has partnered with Blockstream to unveil its Cryptocurrency Data Feed product. This new crypto data service provides real-time and historical data for more than 60 cryptocurrencies from major exchanges and trading markets across the globe.

Blockstream launches the Cryptocurrency Data Feed product under the name “Crypto Feed V3” on its Twitter. The service is believed to include more than 30 venues across over 400 crypto and fiat trading pairs.

The partnership between ICE and Blockstream is intended to offer a comprehensive tool to global investors. The tool features several crypto market monitoring services like price discovery, historical data and full-depth market by price and by venue insight. It also includes around-the-clock market overview including a calculated accumulated volume, the volume of weighted average price (VWAP) and others. So, the Cryptocurrency Data Feed can be utilized to monitor data for the most actively and widely traded cryptocurrencies.

The Cryptocurrency Data Feed includes a number of crypto market monitoring services such as price discovery, historic data and full-depth market by price and by venue insight, as well as round-the-clock market overview including a calculated accumulated volume, the volume of weighted average price (VWAP), and more. The Cryptocurrency Data Feed service is backed by ICE’s Secure Financial Transaction Infrastructure (SFTI) tool. The SFTI tool can seemingly provide immediate notifications during an emergency and eliminate downtime for global investors.

Prior to this partnership, ICE had shared plans to launch Bakkt, regulated, global ecosystem for digital assets, on January 24. However, the firm has now released an update to the launch timeline for Bakkt. Currently, Bakkt is hiring for a number of key positions at the company, mostly looking for developers at both director and senior levels.

About Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is an American company founded in 2000. This global company owns exchanges for financial and commodity markets. It is currently operating a total of 12 regulated exchanges and marketplaces, including the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the Liffe futures exchanges in Europe, and more. In 2017, ICE made it to the Fortune Future 50 list, as of the top 50 companies best positioned to adapt and deliver growth in a complex environment. It has also been named in the Fortune 500, June 2017 edition; the only exchange operator to have ever made it in this ranking.

About Blockstream

Founded in 2014, Blockstream is a blockchain technology company headquartered in Canada. This company is co-founded by Adam Back, Gregory Maxwell, Pieter Wuille and others, and led by Adam Back. It works towards offering to fund for the development of Bitcoin Core, the predominant network client software. To date, Blockstream has raised over $76M from investors like Mosaic Ventures and Horizons Ventures. It is one of the largest contributors of funding for Bitcoin Core.

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