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22 May '24

A Tale of Two Halves: From Music and Medicine to Market Making Laurent Benayoun, CEO

The violin: the emblem of my adolescence I was born in France to immigrant parents—who fled their country of origin in what was a matter of life or death. Their experience shaped my childhood decisions. I played the violin because it’s an instrument you can carry.

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Thought leadership
21 May '24

Introduction of the Acheron Trading Index

The Acheron Trading Index is designed to quantify market speculation and health by focusing on the performance of primary listings through an asset’s initial 100 days.

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Thought leadership
03 May '24

Exchange Listing Performance (April 2024)

We analyze the performance of tokens listed on premier centralized exchanges.

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Thought leadership
17 Mar '24

Quantum Computing Poses Remote Risks

Quantum computing is an exciting technology combining theoretical physics with practical engineering and computation.

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20 Dec '23

Case Study: Chainflip, Demystifying Effective Pre-Market Orderbook Structuring

The initial price discovery phase for a new token is often marked by significant volatility and speculation, presenting a unique challenge in balancing supply and demand on a large, public scale. The transition from private to public markets is most commonly facilitated via a centralized exchange’s pre-market order submission.

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Thought leadership
14 Nov '23

Analyzing Cryptocurrency Primary Listing Performance in 2023 (Updated November 8, 2023)

We hold the view that a token's entry into secondary markets is a pivotal event. This transition offers valuable insights into actual demand, the community perception, and prevailing market conditions. For most tokens, this event will bring in the highest organic volumes and establishes the groundwork for subsequent price discovery.

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Fundamentals
25 Oct '23

Reshaping Loan & Call Option Strategies for a Healthier Token Ecosystem

Is your market maker parasitic? Market makers play a critical role in ensuring liquidity is available on exchanges for token economies to operate effectively.

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Company updates
10 Oct '23

Acheron Trading announces the appointment of Laurent Benayoun as CEO and Director of the Board

As of September 30th, 2023, Laurent Benayoun has been appointed as the new CEO

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Thought leadership
16 Aug '23

Analyzing Cryptocurrency Primary Listing Performance in 2023 (Updated August 11, 2023)

Over the past month, we have incorporated 63 new listings, with 44 additions occurring in July and 12 in August so far. These listings have been primarily focused on three exchanges: Gate, MEXC, and Bitmart. Former high frequency listing exchanges, like KuCoin, have taken a significant step back alongside regulatory concerns.

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Fundamentals
14 Aug '23

Fundamentals: Types of Market Makers

Cryptocurrencies have catalyzed a revolution in finance, championing decentralization. Market makers act as pillars supporting this evolution. In this guide, we will share the three prevalent market making structures: Principal Market Making, Designated Market Making, and Self Service Market Making.

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Fundamentals
14 Aug '23

Fundamentals: Liquidity and Price Discovery

Liquidity forms the backbone of any successful project. It serves as the base for an efficient and orderly price discovery. This article emphasizes the importance of market makers as indispensable entities for projects aiming to guide their assets towards favorable price discovery in the context of liquidity.

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Fundamentals
13 Aug '23

Fundamentals: Basics of Market Making

Without an adequate go-to-market strategy, even a quality project can be left in shambles, ending the journey before it has begun. Our industry is afflicted with advisors and actors who are heavily biased, leading to misguidance, poor decision-making, and inaction.

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Thought leadership
24 Jul '23

Transparency in Crypto Exchange Fill Volumes (Updated July 21, 2023)

A cursory glance at token and exchange metrics on platforms like CoinMarketCap or CoinGecko may give the impression that the trading volume has only slightly declined since the peak of the last bull run in 2021.

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Thought leadership
07 Jul '23

Analyzing Cryptocurrency Primary Listing Performance in 2023 (Updated July 6, 2023)

We believe that a token’s primary listing is one of the most important events in a project’s history. For most tokens, this event will bring in the highest organic volumes and establishes the groundwork for subsequent price discovery.

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Thought leadership
07 Jun '23

Analyzing Cryptocurrency Primary Listing Performance in 2023 (Updated June 6, 2023)

We believe that a token’s primary listing can be considered one of the most important, if not the most important, moments in a token’s price performance. For most tokens, this event will bring in the highest organic volumes and establishes the groundwork for subsequent price discovery.

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Thought leadership
20 Dec '22

Stablecoin Review

Diversifying stablecoin holdings across the top three is a prudent approach, with USDC and BUSD preferred as a secure store of value and USDT held for trading.

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Thought leadership
14 Nov '22

Alameda-FTX Situation Awareness - Actions and Outlook

As the market contagion from the FTX & Alameda fallout spreads, we at AcheronTrading would like to reiterate our goals related to the management of client accounts and share our perspective on the situation.

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Company updates
03 Nov '22

AcheronTrading is excited to announce the acquisition of HedgeTech LLC

The acquisition of HedgeTech comes as a natural step in the steady growth of AcheronTrading.

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Thought leadership
24 Aug '22

The Merge - Strategy & Caveats

Mid-September, Ethereum is expected to transition from Proof-of-Work (PoW) to Proof-of-Stake (PoS).

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Thought leadership
02 Dec '21

Flood Warning

November has brought a massive surge in primary listing performance and catalyzed a flood of new tokens entering the market.

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Thought leadership
02 Nov '21

Traders like CEX

Building on my previous article, Analyzing the "First-Day Pop" in Digital Asset Markets; a Market Maker's Perspective, I'd like to update our view of the current market for primary listings and where price discovery and liquidity are moving.

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Thought leadership
30 Aug '21

Analyzing the "First-Day Pop" in Digital Asset Markets; a Market Maker's Perspective

The “first-day pop” or “IPO pop” is one of the more commonly cited IPO success measures and indicators of market health in traditional securities markets.

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