NASDAQ announces launch of bitcoin and Ethereum indices from Brave New Coin
NASDAQ Stock Exchange has announced an expansion of its Nasdaq Global Index Data ServiceSM (GIDS) that tracks cryptocurrency quotes in real time with two crypto indexes. The new instruments will become available in late February.
Nasdaq will start supplying the service subscribers information about bitcoin and Ethereum price fluctuations provided by Brave New Coin, which deals with data in the cryptocurrency markets.
The two indexes are Bitcoin Liquid Index (BLX) and Ethereum Liquid Index (ELX). Both of them are designed to provide real-time information on the state of the cryptocurrency spot market with the reference rate for the price of 1 BTC and 1 ETH, respectively.
The launch of the indexes is slated for February 25 2019, as the announcement reads.
"Both indices are calculated using a methodology that has been independently audited against key IOSCO principles. The BLX is one of the most widely-referenced BTC indices among crypto traders and has been calculated back to 2010. Likewise, the ELX has been calculated back to 2014," according to the the exchange official notification.
The quotes will be in US dollar terms and based on the indicators of the most liquid markets. The figures will be updated every 30 seconds.
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