The UK-based cryptocurrency futures exchange, Crypto Facilities, has announced the launch of the first Bitcoin Cash – Dollar (BCH/USD) futures. Crypto Facilities is regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the new BCH futures products will join the firm’s other crypto-based contracts at 4 pm UK time on Friday, August 17th. Also read: Handcash […]
The race to receive the coveted spot as the first Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) continues and Cboe Global Markets Inc believes it still has a chance to make it. Speaking to Bloomberg, Cboe’s exchange operator’s president and chief operating officer Chris Concannon said that it was a matter of working through the issues […]
A forced futures liquidation at OKEx has at least allowed the exchange the chance to learn a valuable lesson, as it admits that there was not much harm done
The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), owner of 23 exchanges worldwide including the biggest stock exchange in the world, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), and many futures exchanges and clearing houses, is creating a cryptocurrency exchange called Bakkt. Starbucks and Microsoft will be major partners of Bakkt and will begin accepting Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Even though […]
In recent regulatory news, the CFTC chairman has warned that the regulator is falling behind its international counterparts with regards to virtual currency and blockchain regulations; a U.S. Congressional bill is advocating the incorporation of cryptocurrencies into the regulatory mandate of FinCEN; and a candidate of the Wisconsin Libertarian Party is accepting donations in the […]
For the first time in history, Bitcoin futures contracts have been exchanged for actual Bitcoins, which is known as an exchange for physical (EFP) in the futures markets. The trade was facilitated by itBit, headquartered in New York City and the home of Wall Street, and the registered futures commission merchant ED&F Man Capital Markets. […]
Bitcoin futures contract trading volume on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) is up 93% from Q1 to Q2 in 2018, with average contracts traded per day increasing from 1,854 to 3,577. Each contract is equivalent to 5 bitcoins, so in Q2 an average of 17,885 bitcoins were transacted per day on the CME futures market, […]
Europe’s largest trader of exchange-traded funds, or ETFs, is taking steps into the cryptocurrency space in attempts to capitalize on the volatility of the current market. This is despite the fact that its regulator urges against buying and selling the coins. Flow Traders Moves into Crypto According to co-CEO Dennis Dijkstra, the Amsterdam-based speed trader… […]
It was only a matter of time before new futures contracts involving different cryptocurrencies came to market. Contrary to what most people expected, it appears Litecoin futures are of great interest to Crypto Facilities. It is an interesting concept which will bring more attention to one of the older alternative currencies still on the market. […]
A month after listing ethereum-based futures for trading, U.K exchange Crypto Facilities is now launching a derivative product for litecoin.
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 […]
The doors may be open for Cboe to launch an ether futures product, following a recent comment from the SEC that the cryptocurrency is not a security.
The head of research at Fundstrat Global Advisors, Thomas Lee, says the expiration dates of future contracts may be a cause of market volatility and may be part of the reason Bitcoin’s price slid this past week. Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Bitcoin futures contracts for June expired on 13 June 2018, and that same […]
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… […]
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 […]