Benchmark challenges inhibit crypto adoption

Without authoritative reference pricing, users may struggle to value assets and assess execution, traders say


The lack of suitable cryptocurrency pricing benchmarks poses a major challenge for institutional investors hoping to dive into the alternative asset class, market participants say.

“The whole concept of market data is problematic, which makes it very hard for mark-to-market or to do things like post-trade analysis. Because the market is so fragmented, there are so many different liquidity pools and price discovery pools,” said Thomas Uhm, a member of the global crypto institutional sales and

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