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The Daily: Bittrex Opens OTC Desk, Bakkt Acquires Futures Team

The Daily: Bittrex Opens OTC Desk, Bakkt Acquires Futures FirmIn today’s edition of The Daily, we cover a number of stories that show how the cryptocurrency ecosystem is evolving to become more inviting to institutional investors. Bittrex exchange opens an OTC trading desk, Bakkt “acquihires” a futures compliance team, and Swiss investment bank Vontobel launches a custody solution. Also Read: Bitwise Asset Management Files […]

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Bakkt Completes First Round of Funding With $182.5 Million

Bakkt Completes First Round of Funding With $182.5 MillionIntercontinental Exchange’s upcoming cryptocurrency trading platform, Bakkt, has raised $182.5 million from a dozen investors. The funds will help develop an institutional-grade regulated crypto exchange, clearing and warehousing services for physical delivery and storage. The company now expects to provide an updated timeline on launching bitcoin daily futures contracts in early 2019. Also Read: Israeli […]

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How Have Bitcoin Futures Performed One Year On?

Cryptocurrency Exchange-Traded Product Live on Swiss Stock Exchange Next WeekThis time last year, the market was abuzz with excitement as CBOE’s XBT futures contracts and CME Group’s bitcoin derivatives products launched for the first time. There is no doubt that BTC futures trading has given some legitimacy to the asset class. Fast forward one year and there has been slow growth due to the […]

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How Bitcoin Futures Products Affected Cryptocurrency Markets in 2018

How Bitcoin Futures Products Affected Cryptocurrency Markets in 2018It has been a year since the start of Cboe’s XBT futures contracts and CME Group’s bitcoin derivatives products launched last December. With super bearish prices these past few months, a lot has changed since the cryptocurrency economy touched all-time highs on spot markets. Meanwhile, bitcoin futures contracts have been growing and some skeptics still […]

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The Daly: Poloniex Offers Institutional Accounts, Okex Launches ‘Perpetual Swap’

The Daly: Poloniex Offers Institutional Accounts, Okex Launches Perpetual SwapCryptocurrency exchange Poloniex is now offering institutional accounts and we’ve covered the announcement in The Daily. Also, Okex is launching a new derivative product, while crypto derivatives exchange Erisx has raised $27.5 million and Nasdaq has confirmed that it’s planning to launch bitcoin futures next year.   Also read: Binance Shows DEX Preview, Ohio to […]

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Market Slump Puts Crypto Derivatives in the Spotlight

As volatility returns to cryptocurrency markets, with serious losses over the past week or so, digital asset exchanges and other fintech platforms have again turned their attention to crypto derivatives. Instruments such as bitcoin futures contracts can help traders hedge against risks and even profit from falling prices.  Also read: Isle of Man Updates Registration […]

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The Daily: BTC Spot Index Launches, Futures Platform Delayed

The Daily: BTC Spot Index Launches, Futures Platform DelayedIn today’s edition of The Daily, we cover a number of developments in the institutional segment, including a new BTC spot index, a delay in the launch of a futures platform and an investment by Binance in an over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk in San Francisco. We also cover an investigation into Tether and, on a […]

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CFTC Chair Explains Why US Has Regulated Bitcoin Futures but Not Bitcoin ETFs

CFTC Chair Explains Why the US Has Bitcoin Futures but Not Bitcoin ETFsThe chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has explained why bitcoin futures have been approved in the U.S. but bitcoin ETFs have not. He also shared his thoughts on the future of cryptocurrencies and how they can potentially solve currency-related problems in as much as two-thirds of the world’s countries. Also read: 160 […]

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Bitcoin Futures Volume Spike As Cboe Awaits ETF Decision

Bitcoin Futures Volume Spike As Cboe Awaits ETF DecisionEveryone knows that bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have been on a steady decline since the last month of 2017. While digital asset spot prices have been quite volatile, bitcoin futures products provided by two of the world’s largest derivatives exchanges, Cboe and CME Group, have seen a steady increase in trade volume and more liquidity […]

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As Bitcoin Futures Volumes Increase Credit Agencies Look to Downgrade Dealers

As Bitcoin Futures Volumes Increase Credit Agencies Look to Downgrade DealersThis past April, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Bitcoin futures markets offered by the two derivatives giants Cboe and CME Group and how contract volumes were steadily rising. This month, while BTC-spot prices slide to significant lows, both futures products from these two companies are still seeing increased demand for contracts. Also Read: A New Cryptocurrency Radio […]

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