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April 25, 2022

Crypto Trading Report 2022 by PWC, AIMA & Finery Markets

Fragmentation of crypto markets forces institutional investors to search across dozens of venues searching for the best sources of liquidity and execution.

In their latest report, PwC Switzerland, AIMA & Finery Markets have conducted a survey across a wide range of financial institutions engaged in digital asset trading activity in order to identify key aspects of current trading behaviour and present the main industry trends.

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Key Highlights


Jurisdictions promoting the digital asset landscape and refraining from restrictive regulation lead the way in terms of the number of licensed institutional investors in this survey.

Company type

Over 50% of the companies that have traditionally traded in financial instruments are now engaging in trade in the digital asset landscape.


More than half of the respondents to this study held a licence from the supervisory organisation in their country of domicile.

Starting point

A similar number of respondents entered the digital asset market in 2021 compared to the total of the previous three years.

Monthly trading volume

Similar to the number of investors entering the digital asset landscape, the highest number of respondents say the monthly volume of digital assets they trade is less than USD 10 million.

Number of trading venues

The number of digital asset execution venues used by the institutional investors featured in this study varies widely. Most investors use more than one venue, and about one quarter of respondents said they used more than 10 venues.

Most popular centralised exchanges

According to the results of this survey, Binance was the most popular centralised exchange.

Most popular OTC desks

According to this survey the most popular OTC desk was B2C2.


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