Cryptocurrency Co-Workspace Athena.Trade Opens For Business In Chicago

Announcements, FinTech, Innovation, Investing, News | May 8, 2018 By:

Leading cryptocurrency firm Athena Bitcoin, Inc. has created Athena.Trade, a co-working space in Chicago dedicated exclusively to independent cryptocurrency traders. The work space is an effort to foster community and collaboration in this growing area of financial markets.

Located in the Loop, Athena Trade has a fluid conventional proprietary trading floorplan that houses up to 25 traders. Members can opt for full- or part-time memberships, month to month, to suit trading opportunities that multiply, change and de-risk rapidly. Members include cryptocurrency traders, institutions, and investors that share a passion for digital assets.  

Occupancy is currently near 50% and steadily growing. Anchor tenants include one of the world’s largest exchange liquidity providers, hedge funds, prominent prop-trading groups, retail brokerage firms, and individual investors. Part-time membership has proven to be an easy entrée into Chicago’s fastest-growing trading community.

“Chicago has always been the primary source of liquidity in capital markets—first in commodities, then derivatives, and now in digital currency. We saw a need for a space where smaller groups of traders could come together and share their passion for digital currency,” said Eric Gravengaard, CEO and co-founder, Athena Bitcoin, the parent of Athena.Trade. “Athena Bitcoin is a relative veteran in this space, so providing a collegial environment for crypto-focused dialogue and education was the logical next step for us.”

In addition to providing office space, Athena.Trade sponsors regular events, such as crypto meet-ups and cocktail hours for members and non-members. Athena.Trade membership benefits include guaranteed registration for all ICO roadshows; beta access to trading tools from major vendors; access to the main conference room; access to the office’s podcast broadcasting facility; a listing on the Athena.Trade website; a free Coinigy subscription; plus beverages and snacks.

“Officing in a space where a cross-pollination of ideas and networks happens naturally is massively advantageous for myself and by extension my LPs. The Athena team adds huge value with their diverse crypto business interests,” said Andrew Steinwold, managing partner, Polynexus Capital and Athena.Trade tenant.

Guests at the grand opening celebration included BlockTribune publisher Edward “Coach” Weinhaus and podcaster/columnist Joshua “Junseth” Unseth. The opening was covered by the Wall Street Journal.

To learn more about Athena.Trade call 312-767-8956 or visit