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Founded 2015
Headquarters London, England, U.K.
Key People Max Boonen, co-founder; Flavio Molendini, co-founder; Phil Gillespie, CEO — B2C2 Japan; Robert Catalanello, CEO — B2C2 USA; Simon Heinrich, Chief Information Officer; Neil Grant, Chief Compliance Officer
Employees 11-50
Products Cryptocurrency market maker, liquidity provider
Twitter @B2C2Group
LinkedIn Profile
Website B2C2 Home

B2C2 is a regulated financial services firm based in the United Kingdom. It primarily serves as an OTC market maker, risk manager, and liquidity provider for the cryptocurrency markets.[1]

Company History

B2C2 is a privately-held firm founded in 2015 by Max Boonen, a former Goldman Sachs trader, and Flavio Molendini. Its investors include Wicklow Capital. Information about its other investors has not been shared with the public.[2][3] In January 2018 Phillip Gillespie, another former Goldman-Sachs trader, joined the company as CEO of its Japan-based location.[4] B2C2 is also a founding member of the University of Oxford's Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, as well as being a member of the U.K. self-regulatory trade organization CryptoUK.[5]

In October 2018, B2C2 partnered with Caspian to join its digital platform with Caspian's, allowing it to connect to other platforms also connected to Caspian.[6]

In February 2019, B2C2 became authorized by the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to arrange and deal in cryptocurrency CFDs. Boonen said that this would allow B2C2 clients to trade in digital assets while avoiding the “risks associated with crypto custody.”[7]

U.S. Expansion

In March 2019, B2C2 announced that the company had hired Rob Catalanello, a former senior employee of Wall Street firms like Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and Credit Agricole, as the president and CEO of B2C2's new U.S. branch.[8]


In 2017, B2C2 sued Quoine, a Tokyo-based exchange, over reversals made on Quoine that April. B2C2 said that the reversals led to proceeds being deducted without authorization, causing B2C2 to lose 3,085 bitcoins. The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) ruled on March 14, 2019 that Quoine was in breach of contract with B2C2, and ordered the Japanese company to pay B2C2 for damages an amount of money to be determined at a later date.[9]

Products and services

B2C2 manages digital assets for institutional investors. Currently, B2C2 offers its services for over-the-counter trading of bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), XRP, Ethereum Classic (ETC), and Zcash (ZEC) via its software platform.[10] This platform also allows B2C2's clients to monitor live pricing in defined quantities.[11]

Key People

  • Max Boonen - Co-founder
  • Flavio Molendini - Co-founder
  • Phil Gillespie - CEO — B2C2 Japan
  • Robert Catalanello - CEO — B2C2 USA
  • Simon Heinrich - Chief Information Officer
  • Neil Grant - Chief Compliance Officer