OTC Crypto Trading

Deep crypto liquidity and unrivalled prices

Crypto OTC is the trading of crypto assets directly between two parties. This trading takes place off cryptocurrency exchanges to avoid slippage. GSR offers deep liquidity and a personalized service to institutions and high net-worth individuals.

GSR provides OTC trading services for popular assets such as Bitcoin and Ethereum as well as over 200 other cryptocurrencies. Minimum trade value is $250,000.

GSR's Competitive Advantage in Crypto OTC Trading

Our Smart Order Execution finds unparalleled crypto liquidity and prices across a wide range of market participants and exchanges. We provide trading solutions for a variety of counterparties across the globe.

  • Gain access to a deep pool of OTC crypto liquidity
  • Trade 400 crosses of digital assets
  • Connected to industry leading custodians
  • Gain access to our global banking network and OTC trading network
  • Dedicated OTC Trading Account Manager
  • Expert trading analysis and insight

Where does crypto OTC trading happen?

OTC is a trade between two parties with one usually being a trading ‘desk’. OTC trading also deals with larger volume transactions when compared to exchanges.

When do you use crypto OTC trading instead of crypto exchanges?

Exchange-related risks are minimized when executing through an experienced trading desk. When trading large volumes, liquidity can be highly fragmented on exchanges. Market depth can be opaque and knowing what is real liquidity in crypto markets takes time and experience. Trading large transaction amounts through one exchange can cause slippage which increases the overall cost of the trade.

Why do Crypto OTC desks exist?

OTC crypto trading desks cater to traders looking to execute high volume transactions that would not be suitable for exchanges. OTC desks offer a more tailored and bespoke trading service when compared to exchanges.

How much money do I need to start crypto OTC trading?

We require a minimum trade value of $250,000.

U.S. Legal Notice
Not a solicitation to U.S. Entities or individuals for securities in any form. If you are such an entity, you must close this page.
Trading from Singapore, please review The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) compliance note.

General Disclaimer

This information has been provided for informational purposes and is intended for investment professionals only and is not suitable for retail persons in the United Kingdom.  Moreover, relevant legal restrictions or considerations may apply in your particular circumstances (including those based upon the risks of investing in cryptocurrencies), therefore, you are advised to consult with your legal, accounting, and other professional advisors prior to engaging in any transactions or services described herein.

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