Cryptocurrency platform Coindirect has launched a brokerage system aimed at traders looking to do large volume cryptocurrency transactions.
The “over-the-counter” (OTC) model, introduced this month, is a ‘first’ in South Africa and sets Coindirect apart from its local competitors in the market, the company claimed.
“During our first two years in the industry we have paid close attention to which users are driving the volume of crypto trading,” Nic Haralambous, Coindirect’s COO, says.
“Our approach is to bring cryptocurrency to as many users as possible, however, the data shows that a majority of the daily trading volume in South Africa right now comes from a very small percentage of traders.”
Those traders spend an inordinate amount of time doing research in the market as they look to make large volume transactions, at the best price available, for the lowest fees. Coindirect’s OTC model offers a solution to this challenge.
Tailor-made for high volume traders, the platform uses global integrations to create a wide pool of liquidity sources that enable a Bitcoin price guarantee.
Coindirect, unlike many other South African and global exchanges, acts as a trading desk.
Bitcoin quotes are locked in once confirmed and are processed instantly with no fees for conversion when using the Coindirect wallet, and no slippage.
Through the OTC desk, traders are able to avoid lengthy transactions (on some exchanges, the delay is upwards of 12 hours during which the price may fluctuate) as well as avoid a fee of up to 2% charged by other exchanges for an instant large volume trade.