OTC - Over The Counter
OTC trading refers to the trading of so-called "over-the-counter" transactions and is therefore also known as off-exchange trading. Here, a transaction is settled directly between two market participants without an exchange being involved as an intermediary.
In contrast to trading on an exchange, OTC transactions do not take place at a central location, but are processed via a network of traders that brings both sides together. However, the parties involved do not necessarily have to contact each other directly, as the OTC transaction is often carried out on behalf of the exchange.
Although this form of trading involves certain risks, such as counterparty risk, it also offers opportunities and freedom that are not available in the tight corset of regulated exchanges. As a result, OTC trading is becoming increasingly popular with investors, traders and companies alike.
Over-the-counter businesses are experiencing a true renaissance through crypto investors, as the form of trading has recently gained in popularity in the industry.
UNIQUE, a registered crypto exchange, only processes OTC trades from a size of 20 BTC, or for FIAT currencies from a size of € 100,000 - in euros, US dollars and British pounds.
Furthermore, many OTC traders do not yet use reliable custody services, which increases the risk of non-payment. As a result, many investors rely on escrow accounts to get their money back if the OTC business fails.
With our own Unique Private Bank, we strengthen the security standards for buyers and sellers.
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