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 Market’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 50 countries.

  • Gain access to a deep pool of OTC crypto liquidity
  • 24/7/365 service OTC Crypto trading
  • Trade 400 crosses of digital assets
  • Connected to industry leading custodians
  • Post-trade settlement services in USD, EUR, JPY or any other major currency
  • Gain access to our global banking network and OTC trading network
  • Dedicated OTC Trading Account Manager
  • Expert trading analysis and insight

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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?

GSR has a minimum trade size of $250,000.


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