Hong Kong-based OSL Reduces Costs, Cuts Staff
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OSL, a regulated cryptocurrency trading platform in Hong Kong, has become the latest firm to downsize its business structure as the crypto market is preparing for another round of turmoil.

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As per a report by Bloomberg, the firm is cutting costs by a third as a response to "current market conditions." It is unclear, how many jobs have been reduced.

Backed by Fidelity Investments, OSL obtained a license from Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission in August 2020 to operate a brokerage and automated trading services for crypto investors.

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