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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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CFTC’s Christopher Giancarlo Criticizes Outdated Regulatory Mandate

CFTC's Christopher Giancarlo Criticizes Outdated Regulatory MandateThe chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Christopher Giancarlo, recently discussed the challenges associated with assessing the regulatory implications of bitcoin and cryptocurrency according to the CFTC’s “decades[-]old” legislative mandate. Also Read: Openbazaar Co-Founder Expresses Frustration Over BTC Fees CFTC Chairman Criticizes 1930’s Legislative Apparatus In a recent interview with CNBC, Mr. […]

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Bitcoin Futures Markets See a Big Uptick in Trade Volume

Bitcoin Futures Markets See a Big Uptick in Trade VolumeBitcoin prices and cryptocurrency spot markets, in general, have been recovering after the downturn that took place from mid-December 2017 up until three weeks ago. At the time, when BTC derivatives products were introduced to the public, futures contracts got off to a slow start. Now bitcoin-based futures markets from the Chicago Board Options Exchange […]

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Institutional Demand for Bitcoin and Crypto Resurges

Institutional Demand for Bitcoin and Crypto ResurgesReports are increasingly indicating that bitcoin’s recent drop of 70% from its December record highs of nearly $20,000 has spurred a renewed interest in the BTC and cryptocurrency markets from institutional investors. Also Read: Markets Update: Broken Trendlines and Bullish Bounces Reports Indicate Influx of Institutional Investment Jeffrey Van de Leemput, an analyst working for Cryptocampus, […]

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Philippines Regulator Issues Warning to Cloud Mining Participants

Philippines Regulator Issues Warning to Cloud Mining ParticipantsThis week the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed to the public that it plans to enforce securities regulations against cloud mining operations. According to the SEC’s statement, the regulatory agency believes these types of contracts should be defined as “securities.” Also read: ‘Cryptomatoes’ Using Excess Mining Heat to Grow Produce Philippines Securities and Exchange […]

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New ESMA Measures Impose 2:1 Restriction on Leverage for Crypto CFDs

New ESMA Measures Impose 2:1 Restriction on Leverage for Crypto CFDsThe European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has announced that it will impose restrictions on the leverage offered for contracts-for-difference (CFDs) and binary options offered to European retail investors. Under the new measures, the leverage offered on cryptocurrency CFDs will be limited to no more than 2:1. Also Read: PBOC to Strengthen Cryptocurrency Regulations in 2018  […]

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Tennessee Passes Bill Recognizing Smart Contracts and Blockchain Transactions

Tennessee Passes Bill Recognizing Smart Contracts and Blockchain TransactionsThe governor of Tennessee has signed a bill into law that recognizes “the legal authority to use blockchain technology and smart contracts in conducting electronic transactions.” The new bill also “protects the ownership rights of certain information secured by blockchain technology” under state law. Also Read: Hydro-Quebec Turns Down New Applications for Crypto Mining Operations Tennessee […]

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Bitcoin Futures Predictions Volumes Grow

Bitcoin Futures Predictions Volumes GrowOver the past few months, the Chicago Board of Exchange (Cboe) and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) have been selling bitcoin-based futures products. Predictions have been dull as most forecasts are around the $9-9.4K USD range for bitcoin derivatives using both firms’ futures data. On the other hand, crypto-derivatives trade volumes have been increasing. Also […]

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Smartbtc Sees the Need for Centralized Python-Based Smart Contracts

Smartbtc Sees the Need for Centralized Python-Based Smart ContractsJust recently the startup Smartbtc announced the execution of a bitcoin-based smart contract written in the Python codebase. The team intended to grow their Twitter following by creating a contract that paid 0.011 BTC after it accrued 1,000 followers in sixty days. After the goal was met, Smartbtc’s Python contract executed on February 19. Also […]

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