ICE partners with Blockstream to launch cryptocurrency data feed

ICE and Blockstream launch data feed for cryptocurrency

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), operator of global exchanges, clearing houses and provider of data and listings services, and Blockstream, a leader in blockchain technology and financial cryptography, announced today the launch of a new consolidated cryptocurrency data feed to be available in the first quarter of 2018.

The Cryptocurrency Data Feed is a multi-asset and multi-venue data feed capturing the majority of cryptocurrency exchange trading volume for leading cryptocurrencies measured against the U.S. Dollar and other major currencies.

Blockstream works with cryptocurrency exchanges around the world and consolidates the disparate data sets into a normalized and standardized data source that includes real-time and historical trade information, as well as other relevant order book data such as quantities, prices, currencies, and timestamps.

Adam Back, CEO of Blockstream said:

“At Blockstream, we build technologies that help cryptocurrency to reach its full potential. Our work on the Cryptocurrency Data Feed is providing improved cryptocurrency market data through information sharing via our open, collaborative working relationships with cryptocurrency exchanges around the world. We are excited to work closely with ICE and cryptocurrency exchanges globally to deliver this data service that we believe will significantly reduce the barriers to the broader trading of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.”

ICE Data Services’ new feed will offer real-time cryptocurrency information, with more than fifteen exchanges currently participating. Furthermore, discussions are underway with more exchanges around the globe representing cryptocurrency trading in Asia, Europe, and North and South America. Currently, the feed will include data from Bitbank, Bitfinex, BitMEX, Bitso, Bitstamp, BtcBox, BTCC, CEX, Coinfloor, Coincheck, ItBit, Gopax, OKEx, SurBTC, The Rock Trading, Unocoin, Vaultoro, and Zaif.

ICE Data Services President and COO, Lynn Martin stated:

“With the broad array of cryptocurrencies and exchanges, and given the price variances between exchanges, it’s critical that investors have a comprehensive source of pricing information. We’re excited to work with Blockstream, which is focused on bringing institutional-quality data to the market, and we look forward to expanding the feed and our strategic relationship with Blockstream over time.”

The Blockstream team further stated:

“Today’s news builds on relationships we have established through our ongoing work with many of these companies participating in Blockstream’s Liquid network. Liquid, the world’s first federated sidechain, enables rapid, confidential, and secure bitcoin transfers for participating exchanges, businesses, and traders.”