As far back as 3-4 years ago it was possible to notice that the brokerage firms have been providing the option to open ECN account. To date, this trading opportunity has found new shape: similar offers are met in more and more brokerage firms.
The first ECN system (Electronic Communication Network) called Currenex, was formed in 1999. The principles of its functioning allowed - both sellers and buyers, to carry out the stock-exchange assets trade, without the broker interference. Today's ECN-System is an interactive trading platform, which brought together participants of the financial markets around the world by means of global electronic network.