Copper adds CoinFLEX exchange to ClearLoop in institutional custodian first

CoinFLEX is the latest exchange to incorporate ClearLoop for instant off-exchange settlement

Copper Team

Copper.co, the London-based digital asset infrastructure provider, today announced CoinFLEX, the first physically delivered cryptocurrency futures exchange, as the latest adopter of Copper’s ClearLoop framework.

Copper will be the first institutional custodian to support off-exchange settlement at CoinFLEX, an exchange which uniquely offers a range of additional crypto products including repo markets, futures spreads, one-click borrow/lending, and the yield bearing stablecoin, flexUSD.

A core component of Copper’s infrastructure, ClearLoop is the framework that connects custodians and exchanges in one secure trading environment.

ClearLoop enables investors to settle digital currency transactions off-exchange –eliminating the need to deposit and withdraw assets from an exchange – in real-time. ClearLoop ensures the highest level of transaction security, which is becoming increasingly important as incidences of malicious cryptocurrency hacks and asset freezes rise.

All assets that are under Copper’s client segregated custody and traded through ClearLoop are protected by award-winning multi-party computation (MPC) wallets. Copper’s clients are also covered by a full crypto crime insurance policy,provided by A+ rated insurers and tailored for digital assets.

CoinFLEX is the latest addition to ClearLoop’s rapidly growing off-exchange settlement network, which already includes some of the largest spot and derivative markets in the world.

flexUSD is the exchanges’ first native stablecoin and allows holders to generate yield on two fronts: First, the stablecoin is a wrapped USDC token, which enablesthe deposited USDC to be lent out in the repurchase agreement market. And second, flexUSD can be simultaneously lent in a DeFi market, creating additional opportunities to generate yield.

Dmitry Tokarev, Founder and CEO, Copper.co, said: “We are proud to integrate with CoinFLEX and to take on the responsibility of being its only institutional custodian. This directly aligns with our commitment to ensure that institutional crypto investors can trade efficiently and securely.”

“Security has always been a priority for institutions. However, with the rise in cyber security breaches, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and increasingcrypto asset freezes, state-of-the-art security is more important than ever. Copper’s MPC-secured wallets ensure assets are protected throughout the entirety of trades, while our ClearLoop technology ensures trades can be settled off-exchange at the click of a button. This partnership brings us yet another step closer to making crypto trading mainstream.”

Mark Lamb, CEO of CoinFLEX said: “Integrating into ClearLoop marks a major milestone for CoinFLEX at a point in our growth journey where we are ready to expand our institutional investor user-base. Copper’s innovative technology will allow us to open previously shut doors for traders, while maintaining the utmost security and efficiency trading firms need to participate confidently in cryptocurrencies.”

Contacts
For more information please contact:
Jack Benda
Copper@cicero-group.com  |  +44 (0) 7825 221 746

About Copper Technologies

Founded in 2018 by Dmitry Tokarev, Copper Technologies provides a gateway into the cryptoasset space for institutional investors, offering custody, trading, prime brokerage and more for over 100 digital assets with security, speed and control for its clients at the core. It is committed to providing a flexible solution for institutional investors that can adapt to the changing cryptoasset space, while enabling far greater transparency and control for asset managers.

Copper’s fully integrated products are unique in the cryptoasset space. Other crypto custodians will often charge for withdrawals, lack clarity in trading locations, or offer poor security, and will usually offer a limited suite of services. Copper is different. Underpinned by multi-award-winning custody, Copper has built a comprehensive and secure suite of the tools and services required to safely acquire, trade, and store cryptocurrencies.

At the core of Copper’s infrastructure is ClearLoop, a framework that connects the universe of custodians and exchanges in one secure trading loop — with real time settlement across the network.  Integrated with a number of leading crypto exchanges including Deribit, AAX, Bitfinex, CoinPass, Deversifi, and Xena, ClearLoop has already transformed the way in which institutional investors can engage in the cryptoasset space since launching in May 2020.

About CoinFLEX

Founded in 2019, by Mark Lamb and Sudhu Arumugam, CoinFLEX (Coin Futures and Lending Exchange) is the world’s first physically delivered cryptocurrency futures exchange, developed to provide avenues for investors to trade and hedge cryptocurrency exposure with minimal index or price settlement risk.Prospective traders & investors can access CoinFLEX by registering online at https://coinflex.com/

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