DLT许可证是颁发给交易所运作放Bullish (Gl) Limited的，该许可允许交易所提供其独特的功能，如混合订单簿和所有权流量池，后者能支持交易对。
首批支持Bullish的机构包括沃图金融在美国外的一个附属公司和Amber Group，前者是杰出的跨国技术型做市商，后者全球最大的加密金融服务提供方之一。“我们很高兴能优先参与Bullish的业务、共同引导数字加密平台的革命，”沃图金融 CEO Douglas Cifu说。
“我们是加密行业原生的金融服务提供商，因此我们会寻找机会和其它行业的领导人合作，我们能接触到人越来越多，也在不断提供独特的解决方法。”Amber Group的联合创始人Tiantian Kullander说。“很高兴能和这样一个公司合作，它能促进我们的交易增长、改进我们的产品服务。”
Bullish Group先从资产中拿出30亿美元，投入Bullish流量池，这能支持自动借贷和做市功能，同时还能在各种市场环境中保持资产价值的平衡。Bullish Group希望能同时利用自己的数字资产和美元支持交易所流动性，然后逐步把这些资产投入交易所流量池，为客户提供有竞争力的订单簿流量深度。
之前，Bullish宣布将通过和特殊目的收购公司Far Peak Acquisition Corporation (NYSE: FPAC)进行业务合并实现上市。考虑到各种法律法规，合并案预期将在2021年第四个季度或2022年第一个季度完成。
Bullish, a blockchain-based cryptocurrency exchange, today announced the initial launch of its platform to select institutional customers, following the receipt of a distributed ledger technology (DLT) license from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC).
The invitation-only launch marked a “go live” for exchange software and operations, including customer onboarding. The inaugural batch of institutions is paving the way for a full launch which is expected to also welcome retail customers.
The DLT license obtained by Bullish (GI) Limited, the exchange operator, permits the exchange to offer its unique features such as Hybrid Order Book and proprietary Liquidity Pools that will underpin trading pairs on the exchange.
Among the first institutional participants to support Bullish are a non-U.S. affiliate of Virtu Financial (NASDAQ: VIRT), the prominent, technology-enabled, global market-making firm, and Amber Group, one of the world’s leading crypto finance service providers. “We are excited to be among Bullish’s early participants and to be working with a team that is leading the evolution of digital exchange platforms,” said Douglas Cifu, Chief Executive Officer, Virtu Financial.
“As a crypto native finance service provider, we look for opportunities to work with other industry leaders who are increasing accessibility and providing unique solutions,” said Tiantian Kullander, Co-Founder of Amber Group. “We’re delighted to be working with a company that will help us grow our trading and product services.”
Brendan Blumer, Chairman of Bullish commented: “For years, we’ve been working to develop an exchange infrastructure that’s designed to meet the needs of investors who are seeking secure exposure to digital assets on a regulated platform, and with innovative liquidity and portfolio management options stemming from an entirely new exchange architecture. Bullish is the very culmination of this work and I am very proud of our team for getting us to where we are today.”
Bullish Group is initially making available US$3 billion of balance sheet assets to the Bullish Liquidity Pools, which facilitate automated lending and market-making functions while maintaining a balance of the value of assets contributed during variable market conditions. Bullish Group expects to draw on its own digital assets and U.S. dollars to facilitate liquidity on the exchange and will gradually contribute these assets to the exchange’s Liquidity Pools to provide a competitive order book liquidity depth for customers.
At launch, the Bullish exchange’s digital assets offering comprises BTC, ETH, EOS and USDC. Bullish exchange intends to broaden its offerings in the future.
Bullish does not plan for its platform to be available to U.S. persons at launch and until such time as it is allowed by applicable law to onboard U.S. persons (or categories of U.S. persons) to the platform.
Bullish previously announced its intention to go public through a business combination with Far Peak Acquisition Corporation. (NYSE: FPAC), a special purpose acquisition company. Subject to various approvals and conditions, the merger is anticipated to close in the fourth quarter of 2021 or the first quarter of 2022.