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Nasdaq’s Quandl Institutional Data Platform to Add Crypto Reference Prices – CoinDesk

A Nasdaq-owned financial data platform for institutional investors is adding cryptocurrency reference prices.

Nasdaq’s Quandl platform will source its price information from cryptocurrency price and indices provider CryptoCompare. Based on CryptoCompare’s aggregate index datasets, the product will provide up-to-date pricing data for the “most liquid” cryptocurrency markets, according to a press release published Tuesday.

Nasdaq and CryptoCompare have agreed a strategic partnership for the new service, called the Nasdaq/CryptoCompare Aggregate Crypto Reference Prices.

Charles Hayter, CryptoCompare’s co-founder and CEO, said:

“We are delighted to partner with Nasdaq on a joint Aggregate Crypto Reference Prices product. Reliable data is the bedrock of transparent, liquid markets and by bringing our high quality, granular dataset to a global institutional client base, via the Quandl platform, we will give traders and investors a competitive edge.”

Quandl provides institutional investors such as hedge funds, asset managers and investment banks with financial, economic and other datasets.

The new data product will enable institutional investors to monitor crypto assets and gauge investment opportunities using a “trusted data source,” according to the release. The reference prices will, it added, boost institutional capabilities in the cryptocurrency markets across trading strategy, quantitative research, risk modelling, NAV calculations and back-testing.

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