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CBOE Considering Ethereum Futures After SEC Decision

The President of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), Chris Concannon says Ethereum futures could be available soon, following a decision from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Ethereum won’t be regulated as a security. The CBOE President says this decision gets rid of a major stumbling block that was hindering the path towards legally […]

‘My Big Coin’ in Court This Week as CFTC Tries to Combat Crypto Fraud

The case against embattled cryptocurrency startup My Big Coin is being watched closely by industry insiders, as it will help determine whether or not the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has the authority to combat potential fraud associated with the coin and others.  Jurisdiction of U.S. Regulators In line with increased attempts this year by… […]

As Bitcoin Futures Volumes Increase Credit Agencies Look to Downgrade Dealers

This 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 […]

Moody’s, Fitch, S&P: Bitcoin Futures Considered Risky

The top three credit rating agencies, S&P, Moody’s and Fitch, said they consider Bitcoins future exchanges to be risky business, and that banks which clear Bitcoin futures contracts could have their credit rating downgraded if Bitcoin futures trading volume continues to grow. The credit rating agencies assign letter grades to banks, corporations, and governments to […]

CFTC Demands Data from Exchanges Related to Bitcoin Price Manipulation Investigation

The Bitcoin price is volatile by nature. Not all of this volatility is created out of the blue either. An ongoing investigation regarding Bitcoin price manipulation is taking place. As such, U.S. regulators demand data from various trading platforms to address these concerns. Bitcoin Price Manipulation Investigation There have been swelling rumors regarding major Bitcoin… […]

CME Launches Two Ethereum Indexes but Has No Plans for ETH Futures

Cryptocurrency futures have proven to be somewhat intriguing traditional trading vehicles. More specifically, they allow institutional investors to be exposed to cryptocurrency without buying Bitcoin directly. It now seems CME is looking toward the future by introducing Ethereum indexes. It’s an interesting development, although Ethereum futures contracts are not on the roadmap as of yet. What […]

Ethereum Futures in US One Step Closer as CME Deal is Struck

Chicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group Inc) announced a partnership with Crypto Facilities Ltd to list the price of ether in real-time dollars. Information from major cryptocurrency exchanges Bitstamp and Kraken will be used to determine the CME CF reference rate. This could be a hint of things to come for […]

Goldman Sachs Delays Bitcoin Trading Desk Plans in Favor of Derivatives

Financial institutions around the world are scrambling to launch Bitcoin trading services. It will be interesting to see who wins this race, although Goldman Sachs may be the first firm to cross the finish line. Their current plan is to launch derivatives trading rather than actually trade Bitcoin. It seems to make a lot of sense at this […]