8 Nov, 23

Frictionless OTC Trading with Zerocap

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Edward Goldman


Over-the-counter (OTC) trading serves as a compelling alternative to trading via centralised exchanges, offering investors a range of distinct advantages. This article delves into the realm of OTC trading, exploring its pivotal role in the digital asset landscape with a specific focus on Zerocap’s OTC services, and the wealth of benefits it bestows.

Understanding OTC Trading

OTC trading, typically reserved for larger transactions, involves conducting trades outside centralised exchanges and beyond traditional market hours. These transactions occur directly between two or more parties, either through voice or electronic communication mediums. OTC trading offers investors discretion and access to liquidity beyond the regular market order books, making it an attractive option for serious investors.

Advantages of OTC Trading at Zerocap

Enhanced Liquidity

One of the main differentiators of OTC trading is its ability to address the issue of limited liquidity on centralised and decentralised crypto exchanges. Regular cryptocurrency exchanges have limited access to liquidity, which can be a hindrance for those looking to make large block trades. This is where OTC trading comes into play, empowering Zerocap clients with access to off-market liquidity, through a vast network of liquidity providers and partners. The best part is, clients can do this all through their dedicated, and insured Zerocap trading portal environment. Zerocap’s OTC offering excels through competitive pricing, and its T+0 global settlement capabilities across a wide range of assets and FX pairs, making it an excellent choice for time-sensitive investors.

Increased Capital Efficiency

Savvy investors tend to operate across multiple exchanges, introducing another challenge: Capital Efficiency. Zerocap mitigates the need to juggle significant collateral across many exchanges, through its “all in one” portal solution. Zerocap marries convenience with capital efficiency, through its segregated on-chain wallet offering – all digital assets are held in individual client wallets, easily accessible for trading and transfers 24/7.

Reduced Market Risk

OTC trading minimises transactional risk against slippage and market impact, providing a safer means of executing larger trades. This is in stark contrast to traditional exchanges, where market impact can result in unfavourable trade execution. OTC trading provides price certainty with minimal transaction risk.

Increased Anonymity

OTC trading offers a level of anonymity unavailable in centralised and decentralised venues. Trading with anonymity reduces the risk of targeted hacking and front-running. Large orders sitting on exchange order books can be targeted by trading bots and malicious actors, where OTC trades maintain anonymity, safeguarding client interests.

Global White Glove Access

Zerocap’s experienced trading desk, allows clients to trade 24/7, ensuring no market movements are missed. Zerocap’s White glove service takes this a step further, offering T+0 settlements on a range of crypto and FX pairs, providing a faster and more efficient way to conduct cross-border trades.

Looking forward

As the market capitalisation of digital assets continues to expand, OTC trading will continue to build its relevance, playing a pivotal role in the way traders access market liquidity.

About Zerocap

Zerocap provides digital asset liquidity and digital asset custodial services to forward-thinking investors and institutions globally. For frictionless access to digital assets with industry-leading security, contact our team at [email protected] or visit our website www.zerocap.com


  1. What is OTC trading and how does it differ from traditional exchange trading?
    • OTC trading involves direct transactions between parties for large trades, offering benefits like discretion, access to liquidity beyond market order books, and trading outside traditional market hours, unlike traditional exchange trading which is more public and time-bound.
  2. How does Zerocap provide enhanced liquidity through its OTC trading services?
    • Zerocap connects clients with a vast network of liquidity providers and partners, offering off-market liquidity through a dedicated and insured trading portal, which is particularly beneficial for large block trades.
  3. What are the capital efficiency benefits of using Zerocap’s OTC services?
    • Zerocap’s “all in one” portal solution allows investors to manage their collateral efficiently across multiple exchanges, with segregated on-chain wallets for each client, facilitating easy access for trading and transfers.
  4. How does OTC trading with Zerocap reduce market risk?
    • Zerocap’s OTC trading minimizes the risk of slippage and market impact, offering price certainty and safer execution for larger trades compared to the potential volatility of traditional exchanges.
  5. In what way does Zerocap ensure anonymity in OTC trading?
    • Zerocap’s OTC trading maintains client anonymity, reducing the risk of targeted hacking and front-running, which can be a concern with large orders on traditional exchange order books.

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