The smart way to settle digital assets is finally here. Now, you can trade knowing who you’re dealing with is just as creditworthy as you.

Strike Prime

Announcing the first protocol for smart settlement: Strike Prime. 
Enhancing capital efficiency and performance to institutions and individuals trading digital assets around the world.

Reliable settlement

  • Completely eliminates counterparty settlement risks by requiring simultaneous exchange of balances
  • Payment versus Payment (PvP) Settlement negates the need to post funds in advance or to go first
  • Balances are securely maintained in your own account at a Qualified Custodian until it’s time to settle

Effortless interoperability

  • Trade seamlessly between venues with instant fungibility and without the need for wallet transfers
  • Eliminate inefficiencies of posting multiple and redundant collateral and margin balances

Trading freedom

  • Preserve your independence and trade on your agreed-upon terms because when, where, and with whom you settle is your business

Smart settlement is finally here. Now customers trading in digital assets needn’t settle for anything less.

organization

Deeply rooted in market structure theory and implementation, applied technologies, and capital markets practices.

Andrew Lawrence

Chief Executive Officer and Founder

Andrew has 30 years of institutional capital markets experience. He started his career working as a market-maker on Wall Street, running deal books in fixed-income derivatives and structured credit at Drexel Burnham and Greenwich Capital Markets. After running a prop trading book at Bankers Trust, he founded his first hedge fund, Rubicon Capital Management. In 2000, Andrew founded Longitude, an early Fintech company, and invented innovative derivatives markets based upon proprietary market structures. Subsequently, he took Longitude and partnered with Goldman, Deutsche, and the NYMEX, amongst others.

Founder and CEO of Longitude Inc. Educated at MIT and the Wharton School.

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Charles Walden

Chief Technology Officer and Founder

Charles has 40 years of experience building software products, teams and companies. A veteran of 10+ technology startups, two of which he built from inception to IPO. His career highlights include Dialogic, a company at which he created the initial product and built the team to 150+ engineers while revenue went from 0 to $200M annually. Then came Mail.com, where he built one of the three largest consumer-facing email companies. Later at Longitude, with fellow founder Andrew Lawrence, Charles created groundbreaking algorithms for multilateral order matching and a web-based derivatives trading platform.

Founder and CTO of Dialogic Corporation, Longitude Inc., Emmoco, Shelfbucks. University of Texas at Austin alum.

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Ray Kamrath

Head of Business Development and Founder

In service of his customers, Ray has been at the forefront of innovation in the global foreign exchange markets for well over a decade. As Global Head of FX ecommerce at Goldman Sachs, he led the transformation of foreign exchange markets from voice to electronic. At Faros Trading he founded one of the first institutional non-bank brokerage firms and pioneered a new business model that specialized in providing superior liquidity to end-user clients. And as Global Head of FX at Jefferies, he supervised the most recent market transition to algorithmic and machine trading. Ray is now turning his attention to perhaps the most significant market event of his lifetime. Cryptocurrency.

Former Global Head of FX ecommerce at Goldman Sachs, Founder and CEO of Faros Trading, Global Head of FX at Jefferies, and former Board Member FXall. Attended University of Virginia.

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