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LMAX Exchange becomes the first regulated MTF to list Ven

London/Davos, January 2014 – LMAX Exchange, the FCA regulated MTF for FX trading, announces it will become the first regulated MTF to list Ven, enabling brokers, institutions and banks to trade the currency.

Ven is a global digital currency launched through social network Hub Culture. Ven currently trades against other major currencies at floating exchange rates and is backed by currencies, commodities and carbon. It is the first digital currency to float, and the first to include carbon in its pricing, making it the only environmentally linked currency in existence.

Commenting on this new development, David Mercer, CEO of LMAX Exchange says, “Ven is already used for real goods and services but this is a major step forward in the development of virtual currencies in that listing on LMAX Exchange makes it a tradable currency.”

“Virtual currencies, such as Bitcoin, have been the focus of a lot of attention over the last year. The challenge going forward is for them to become transferable. In order to become credible virtual currencies have to be able to be used as a purchasing tool.”

“Ven is ideal as the first virtual currency we are listing. But is also by no means the last, and fully we intend to exploit the market potential that credible virtual currencies have to offer.”

Hub Culture Founding Director, Stan Stalnaker, announced the launch at the World Economic Forum in Davos today saying’ “LMAX Exchange is a perfect partner for us to bring Ven from the Hub Culture community to the global financial marketplace. As an innovative and forward-thinking, regulated MTF for FX, it has recognised what a major opportunity this is, and that the significance of virtual currencies in the future of FX trading is significant.

Ven is fast and easy to use, secure and great for the environment. With Hub Culture linked identity (HubID) it is now a fantastic transaction tool for global financial inclusion. In the financial markets, Ven offers a new way to approach and settle international transactions with greater stability, efficiency and social benefit.

We believe Ven will help people transact in a direct way with a single price for goods and services and an embedded environmental benefit with every transaction. We are delighted that LMAX Exchange is the first regulated MTF to list Ven and see this as a significant step in the growth of what we believe will be a serious financial instrument going forward.”

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About LMAX Exchange

LMAX Exchange Group is a dynamic, visionary and award-winning financial technology company. Recognised as one of the UK’s fastest growing technology firms, LMAX Exchange is leading the transformation of the global FX industry to transparent, fair, precise and consistent execution. Operating one global marketplace for trading FX, metals, indices and commodities, LMAX Exchange delivers open access, transparency and a level playing field to all market participants.

LMAX Exchange Group offers all clients the ability to trade on LMAX Exchange central limit order book, driven by streaming no ‘last look’ limit-order liquidity from top tier banks and non-bank financial institutions. Servicing funds, banks, brokerages, asset managers and proprietary trading firms, LMAX Exchange offers an anonymous, regulated, rules-based trading environment, order execution in strict price/time priority, and access to real-time streaming market and trade data, enabling all market participants to control execution quality and total trading costs.

Offering a comprehensive range of instruments and ultra-low latency execution, LMAX Exchange operates a global FX exchange infrastructure with matching engines in London, New York and Tokyo.

LMAX Exchange - a unique vision for global FX.

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Best Crypto Trading Platform – Financial News Awardsmore

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Best Execution Venue – Global Forex Awards B2B more

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Best Execution Venue – Finance Magnates Awardsmore

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2020 - 2019

Best Cryptocurrency Exchange – Finance Magnates Awardsmore

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Best Institutional Digital Asset Platform – Profit & Loss Readers' Choice Awardsmore

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2018 - 2017

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Best Trading & Execution Technology – HFM US Technology Awardsmore

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2012 - 2011

Best Trading System – Financial Sector Technology Awardsmore

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LMAX Exchange Group is the holding company of LMAX Limited and LMAX Broker Limited.

LMAX Exchange is a trading name of LMAX Limited, which operates a multilateral trading facility, authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (firm reference number 509778) and is a company registered in England and Wales (number 6505809).

LMAX Global is a trading name of LMAX Broker Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (firm reference number 783200) and is a company registered in England and Wales (number 10819525).