Xena Exchange Launches Free Desktop Terminal for Crypto Trading

Ricardo Esteves

Ricardo Esteves has seen business and economics through many lenses. He joined the Financial Services Industry in 2009, and has been a financial journalist since 2011. He holds a degree in Business Administration and has experience producing real-time news, from both buy-side and sell-side, as well as for retail traders, brokers and service providers. Esteves' work has appeared in a variety of online publications including FX Street and FinanceFeeds.

Xena Exchange Launches Free Desktop Terminal for Crypto Trading

April 10, 2019

The free desktop terminal is designed to meet the information demands of professional traders looking to navigate the cryptocurrency markets. The launch comes one month after the launch of the world’s first-ever leveraged cryptocurrency-settled derivative contract for the Telegram Open Network’s GRAM token on the platform.

Xena Exchange, a digital assets operator founded by investment banking professionals, has launched a desktop terminal for customers which is aimed at both novice traders looking to learn, test paper trading, try new strategies and order types, as well as experienced professionals.

Professional traders can make use of automated trading strategies using C# and the Visual Studio Code plugin, strategy backtesting, built-in calculation as well as one-click trading of synthetic instruments. The Desktop Pro terminal enables investors to backtest strategies (emulator mode) that allows people to evaluate automated strategies without any risks.

Anton Kravchenko, CEO, Xena Exchange
Anton Kravchenko

Anton Kravchenko, Chief Executive Officer at Xena Exchange, commented: “The cryptocurrency sector has grown exponentially within the last decade. However, the infrastructure to support professional traders and investors make informed decisions doesn’t exist in the same way it does for traditional financial services. This lack of high-quality impartial information is a huge barrier preventing retail investors and institutions from entering this rapidly evolving and exciting area of the world economy.”

In late 2018, Xena Exchange raised $3 million in a Series A funding round with the sole investor being Klever Internet Investments, a stage-agnostic venture capital fund focused on investing in internet-enabled businesses. Klever is headquartered in Moscow, Russia, and is also invested in Telegram Open Network, the messaging service’s blockchain project. The $3 million will fund the team’s expansion, product development, and marketing efforts.

The cryptocurrency exchange is headed by former executives at J.P. Morgan, Deutsche Bank, and UBS. Prior to launch Xena Exchange, CEO Kravchenko was Associate Director at VTB Capital and Vice President of Investment Banking Solutions at Bank Otkritie Financial Corporation. For three years, between 2010 and 2013, he worked at J.P Morgan’s Russian subsidiary on its derivatives and structured products department for Russia and CIS.

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