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Exploring the Demand for Cryptocurrency Trading in Hong Kong

In the world of digital assets, the demand for cryptocurrencies continues to grow. To meet the needs of clients in this important market, Interactive Brokers (Nasdaq: IBKR) has launched cryptocurrency trading in Hong Kong in collaboration with OSL Digital Securities. This is the world’s first Type 1 and 7 Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)-licensed digital asset brokerage and trading platform for professional investors.[0]

Interactive Brokers Hong Kong offers cryptocurrency trading with OSL Digital Securities, providing competitive commissions of 0.20% – 0.30% of trade value, depending on monthly volume, with a minimum order of USD 2.25. There are no additional spreads or markups. Eligible clients including individuals with over HKD 8 million in investable assets or institutions with assets greater than HKD 40 million who are residents of Hong Kong, can now trade cryptocurrency alongside other asset classes available on the Interactive Brokers platform.[0]

ISHAN WAHI, a former product manager at Coinbase Global, Inc., pled guilty to two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.[1] A plea of guilt was entered in connection to a plan to do insider trading of digital currency assets by taking advantage of confidential Coinbase data about which crypto assets were meant to be listed on the company’s exchanges.[2]

The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities has joined 53 other jurisdictions and the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in a $45 million settlement with Nexo Capital Inc. (Nexo).[3] Nexo, a Cayman Islands corporation established in 2018, is a financial services provider that offers trading, borrowing and lending services to both retail and institutional customers in the United States, as reported by NASAA.[3]

By staking, individuals can help secure and maintain a blockchain network by providing tokens to a ‘validator’ who is responsible for processing transactions. Staking is important, since a proof-of-stake (PoS) blockchain network is only as secure as the number of tokens pledged to these validators.

In conclusion, the demand for digital assets continues to grow in Hong Kong and around the world.[0] Investors benefit from low costs and the ability to trade crypto alongside many other global products from a single unified platform.[0] Security is an important factor when it comes to cryptocurrency trading, and it is imperative that users always investigate before investing their money and time.[3]

0. “Interactive Brokers Launches Cryptocurrency Trading in Hong Kong …”, 17 Feb. 2023,

1. “Former Coinbase Insider Pleads Guilty in First-Ever Cryptocurrency …”, 17 Feb. 2023,

2. “Ishan Wahi pleads guilty in first-ever cryptocurrency insider-trading …”, 17 Feb. 2023,

3. “Pennsylvania to Receive Money in Multi-State Cryptocurrency …”, 17 Feb. 2023,

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