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June, 2020

Vaibhav Kadikar

Alternative To Leveraged Markets

Alternative To Leveraged Markets

Leveraging an investment position is standard practice in the ring-fenced arena of derivatives trading. Under the elitist notion that retail investors do not have the wherewithal to handle leverage, this potentially vast investor segment has been excluded from substantial market opportunities, be it as a choice of the retail participant to not get exposed to unquantifiable risks or as a regulatory preventative measure disallowing retail participation.

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May 9, 2019

Vaibhav Kadikar

Crowd Wisdom - The Missing Ingredient in Prediction Markets

Crowd Wisdom - The Missing Ingredient in Prediction Markets

How can investors benefit from the decentralization of investment platforms.
If you have a question about a specific topic, who are you best to ask: a recognized expert or John/ Jane Q. Public?

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Apr 23, 2019

CloseCross

Leveraging Blockchain to Reimagine Multi-Party Predictions Trading

Leveraging Blockchain to Reimagine Multi-Party Predictions Trading

How can we imagine a trading system that truly leverages the potential of the many, not just the few?
Just over a decade ago, the idea of a decentralized multi-party predictions trading platform was just a vision for CloseCross' Founder and CEO, Vaibhav Kadikar. Now, using blockchain technology, CloseCross has turned that dream into a reality.

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Apr 15, 2019

CloseCross

How Blockchain Can Bring Transparency to Prediction Markets

How Blockchain Can Bring Transparency to Prediction Markets

Current prediction markets withhold information for the benefit of financial institutions, but transparent multi-party trading could change all of that.
Here's a question: if you were involved in a trade, and you knew that the other party to the trade was in possession of information that gave them a significant advantage but was completely off-limits to you, would you continue?

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Mar 7, 2019

CloseCross

Defining Derivatives: the What and the Why

Defining Derivatives: the What and the Why

A brief introduction to a very important topic
Derivatives - what are they exactly? Many people are familiar with the term, even if they don't quite grasp its meaning.

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Jan 30, 2019

Ian Simpson

CloseCross Raises $3 Million USD to Transform Financial Derivatives Market

CloseCross Raises $3 Million USD to Transform Financial Derivatives Market

Amnis Ventures backs UK fintech CloseCross to overhaul derivatives trading market.
London, UK - January 30, 2019 - CloseCross, a multi-party, decentralised derivatives trading platform in beta, has opened its investment round with $3 million USD backed by Amnis Ventures, a privately owned venture fund based in Houston, Texas.

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Nov 21, 2018

CloseCross

CloseCross is live on testnet - try it out!

CloseCross is live on testnet - try it out!

CloseCross is the world's first truly decentralised derivatives platform driving democratic participation. By introducing simple 3-click-trading, eliminating unquantified risks, and making trading 90% cheaper, CloseCross gives everyone the opportunity to participate in the $1200 trillion financial derivatives market - without needing to be a financial genius with access to tons of money.

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Aug 1, 2018

Vaibhav Kadikar

CloseCross Innovations: Roadmap and roll-out [Part 2]

CloseCross Innovations: Roadmap and roll-out [Part 2]

CloseCross is the world's first truly decentralised derivatives platform driving democratic participation. By introducing simple 3-click-trading, eliminating unquantified risks, and making trading 90% cheaper, CloseCross gives everyone the opportunity to participate in the $1200 trillion financial derivatives market - without needing to be a financial genius with access to tons of money. Decentralized. Democratized. Transparent.

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Jul 24, 2018

Vaibhav Kadikar

CloseCross Innovations: Virtual Prediction Floors<sup>®</sup> and beyond [Part 1]

CloseCross Innovations: Virtual Prediction Floors® and beyond [Part 1]

CloseCross is the world's first truly decentralised derivatives platform driving democratic participation. By introducing simple 3-click-trading, eliminating unquantified risks, and making trading 90% cheaper, CloseCross gives everyone the opportunity to participate in the $1200 trillion financial derivatives market - without needing to be a financial genius with access to tons of money. Decentralized. Democratized. Transparent.

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Jul 12, 2018

Ian Simpson

The world's first truly decentralized platform driving democratic participation in prediction markets

The world's first truly decentralized platform driving democratic participation in prediction markets

Any activity that positively impacts the physical, social, mental or financial well-being of an individual must as a principle be democratic and allow everyone to participate without any obstacles.

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