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Order Speed Analysis Reveals the Fastest Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Order Speed Analysis Reveals the Fastest Cryptocurrency ExchangesWhen you’re trading digital assets, speed matters — particularly so if you’re engaged in high-frequency trading, when every millisecond counts. Executing orders a fraction of a second ahead of the market can mean the difference between profit and loss. New data reveals which cryptocurrency exchanges are the fastest — and which are struggling to keep […]

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The Daily: Wall Street-Backed Crypto Futures, Market Manipulation as a Service

The Daily: Wall Street-Backed Crypto Futures, Market Manipulation as a ServiceCryptocurrency attracts a diverse crowd, from speculators to scammers, and from financiers to gamblers. These groups, and their often opposing aims, are what make the cryptoconomy such a strange yet compelling place. In today’s edition of The Daily, for instance, we’ve got stories pertaining to a Wall Street-funded futures exchange, another US platform ending its […]

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European Regulator Renews Restrictions on Crypto-Based Derivatives

European Regulator Renews Restrictions on Crypto-Based DerivativesEurope’s securities watchdog, ESMA, has decided to extend the restrictions applied to a number of financial derivatives, including contracts-for-differences (CFDs) based on cryptocurrencies. The limits that were introduced in August of this year will now remain in place until the end of January 2019.   Also read: French Regulator Blacklists More Fraudulent Crypto Businesses ESMA […]

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The Daily: Dapp Revival, Remme Launch, 1 Million Cryptokitties

The Daily: Dapp Revival, Remme Launch, Morgan Stanley Wants In?There are green shoots of recovery throughout the crypto markets today, which some have attributed to Morgan Stanley’s reported foray into the field. We’ve got all the details on that one, plus other tales from across the cryptosphere on what’s shaping up to be a bullish day for bitcoin. Also read: New French Law Sets Out […]

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Synthetic Bitcoin Is 100x More Lethal Than the Real Thing

Synthetic Bitcoin Is 100x More Dangerous Than the Real ThingDerivatives trading isn’t new, but it’s been enjoying a renaissance of late. As the cryptocurrency market has traded sideways, traders have upped the leverage and rushed to swap BTC derivatives that promise greater risk and reward. While platforms like Bitmex and Deribit have profited from the boom in synthetic assets, many traders have been left […]

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Coinmarketcap Launches Professional API and Adds Derivatives Markets

Coinmarketcap Launches Professional API and Adds Derivatives MarketsCoinmarketcap (CMC), the popular cryptocurrency markets tracker portal, has launched a professional-grade API for aggregated market data and added support for derivatives markets as part of a major quarterly overhaul of its operations. Also Read: 90% of Corporate “Blockchain” Pilots Will Never Materialize, Researchers Say CMC Professional API The professional API is meant to offer […]

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US Regulator’s Power Over Crypto Challenged in Court

US Regulator's Power Over Crypto Challenged in CourtThe US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is being challenged in court over its oversight of cryptocurrencies. The defendants argue that their tokens are not commodities, with no futures contracts, which the CFTC regulates. The outcome of this case could affect the Commission’s ability to police all future crypto frauds. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance […]

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CFTC Publishes Advisory On Listing Cryptocurrency Derivatives

CFTC Publishes Advisory On Listing Cryptocurrency DerivativesThe United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an advisory for exchanges and clearinghouses providing guidance pertaining to the assessment and listing of cryptocurrency derivatives. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global Politics CFTC Issues Advisory Regarding Cryptocurrency Derivatives The CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight (DMO) and Division of Clearing […]

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Interest in Cryptocurrency Derivatives Drives CFD Marketplace’s Revenues up 284%

Interest in Cryptocurrency Derivatives Drives CFD Marketplace’s Revenues up 284%Derivatives trading platform provider Plus500 posted a 284% increase in revenues in the first quarter of this year compared to the previous year, largely due to high levels of interest in its cryptocurrency CFDs offerings. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Triple Digit Rise On Tuesday, contracts for difference (CFDs) market provider […]

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England: Unauthorized Crypto Futures and ICOs are Criminal Offences

England: Unauthorized Crypto Futures, ICOs are Criminal OffencesIn a statement released 6 April 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of England attempted to clarify its jurisdiction in the ever-booming cryptocurrency industry. While acknowledging cryptos are “not currently” regulated by the bureau, crypto futures, contracts for difference (CFDs), options, and initial coin offerings (ICOs) do indeed fall under their purview. Furthermore, crypto firms […]

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