Citadel Securities takes in $1.15B investment from Sequoia and Paradigm

[ad_1] Citadel Securities announced that VC firms Sequoia and Paradigm made a $1.15 billion combined minority investment in the market maker, bringing its valuation to $22 billion. The partnership with Paradigm, a Web3-focused investor, signaled Citadel Securities’ shift toward new asset classes such as crypto. Sequoia, who led the round, with investment from Sequoia Heritage, Sequoia Capital Global Equities and the Global Growth Fund, will also get a seat on the Citadel Securities Board of Directors for Sequoia Partner Alfred Lin. We are proud to announce that Sequoia and Paradigm…

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Pro traders close Ethereum longs even after today’s $1.15B options expiry

[ad_1] Ether (ETH) rebounded from a $1,550 low on March 24, which marked a 17% fall from the $1,870 weekly high. Even though the $1.15 billion options expiry in the early hours of March 26 could have pressured Ether price, the continuing surge in gas fees for Ethereum transactions likely played a part. To better assess these forces, one should analyze top traders’ exposure using data provided by the largest crypto exchanges. If the case for the options expiry holds, the long-to-short data from whales and arbitrage desks will show…

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