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Mar 8, 2019

Mapping out ErisX

March 8, 2019, 2:46PM EDT

Eris Exchange was founded in 2010 to provide cash-settled swap futures. In the third quarter of 2017, the firm’s board approved its new venture in digital assets. Subsequently, Eris Exchange launched ErisX, a platform for investors to trade digital assets futures and spot contracts. Since then, ErisX has quickly filled its team with a list […]

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