Running a Regulated Crypto Exchange in Japan with Seth Melamed, COO at Liquid - Ep. 13


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In this episode, Bobby Ong, co-founder of CoinGecko is joined by Seth Melamed, COO at Liquid Exchange. Bobby interviewed Seth on Liquid exchange, blockchain industry and crypto exchange landscape in Japan, their token QASH, as well as Liquid’s plan in 2020 and beyond.

[00:00:02] Intro
[00:03:44] Background on Liquid Exchange
[00:06:31] Thoughts on operating in a regulated blockchain space in Japan
[00:04:50] What is Liquid’s focus?
[00:16:42] Utility and plans for QASH
[00:21:04] Thoughts on exchanges doing wash trading
[00:24:34] Differences between Bitcoin CFD and Bitcoin Perpetual Swaps
[00:27:39] Leverage trading offered by Liquid
[00:31:23] Liquid’s plan in 2020 and beyond
[00:35:30] Where to follow Liquid

Quotes from Episode:

“We think that we have a very special situation here at Liquid that we're really the only exchange in Japan serving both the global markets, as well as the Japanese market.” [00:15:13]

“Today when you use QASH as a method of paying the trade fees, you get 50% off the trade fees from trading on Liquid.” [00:17:03]

“We basically have a zero tolerance policy for wash trading. When it happens, we find out about it. We warn people. And if we see the behavior, we make it very difficult for them to continue the behavior, and that can include banning their accounts up to seizing assets if we see it happening.” [00:21:44]

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