The last week or two has been a bit of a crazy one for crypto, hasn't it?

Starting with Michael Saylor's announcement of the senior convertible note offering, to B2C2 being acquired by SoftBank's SBI unit and just yesterday, Coinbase submitting an application to IPO...

It's been eventful to say the least.

But talking of IPOs, the firm I'll talk to you about today has already listed.

Diginex (Equos) ($EQOS) is a pretty new exchange but packs a hefty punch.

The Executive Committee are all Investment Bank alumni or from broking backgrounds with hugely impressive CVs (the CEO, Richard Byworth was the youngest MD in Nomura's history for example).

Here's a primer on their offering...

EQUOS has been designed to improve a lot of the capital efficiency issues and institutional gaps present in the crypto industry. With a focus on product innovation, EQUOS is rolling out Segregation of Duties and a range of other improved products. EQUOS has been built with a focus on regulatory compliance operating out of Singapore under an exemption granted under the PSA (Payment Services Act) from MAS (Monetary Authority of Singapore).

Regulation may be a frustration, but as we have recently seen from the example of BitMex, crypto is coming under more scrutiny, so it is good to see that there is some leaning towards balancing the desire to retain the elements of crypto that make it great with the security of funds providing a stable and confident ecosystem.

Originally built for institutions, they have also opened up to providing the same stability and security to individuals.

EQUOS is a digital asset exchange built to institutional standards available to everyone.

We are founded on the real-world values of fairness and equality to promote liquidity and help build long-term equity. It is built with the highest-grade security and transparency principles to meet regulatory standards while paving the way for participation.

What's more is that currently they are running a competition...

You can check it out by clicking the link in the source below the picture.


Here it is to save you a click though...

In celebration of Christmas, the Ethereum 2.0 launch, and the epic BTC bull run, we are giving away 100 ETH, 2 BTC and 12,500 USDC in our Christmas trading competition.

From Friday, December 18th to Friday, December 25th:
Win 0.2 ETH for every 20,000 USD worth of trading volume you generate this holiday season. You can win up to 5 ETH.
As you reach 500,000 USD of trading volume (and claim your 5 ETH) you will be entered into an exclusive trading round and share a prize pool of 2 BTC proportionate to your trading volume with other participants who have also reached 500,000 USD of volume.
There’s more...
For any customer who decides to use any of the Margin.de suite of trading algorithms during the Christmas campaign, we are giving 250 USDC each to the first 50 customers who generate at least 20,000 USD worth trading volume. Don’t forget to upgrade your Margin.de application to version 4.1.0 to qualify for the 250 USDC bonus reward.
We saved the best trading competition for Christmas.
Hurry up and stock up on three of the most popular cryptocurrencies in the market.

What's there to lose?

Give them a go if you're a crypto trader and see how you get on!