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UK Exchange Launches First FCA-Regulated Bitcoin Cash Futures Contracts

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 […]

Cboe President Still Hopeful for First ETF Approval

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 […]

ICE to Launch Exchange, Physically-Settled Bitcoin Futures

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 […]

U.S. Regulations Round-Up: CFTC Can’t Keep Pace with Crypto, Libertarian Candidate Accepts Bitcoin Donations

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 […]

Wall Street Completes Historic First Exchange of Bitcoin Futures for Actual Bitcoin

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. […]

Dutch Speed Trader to Enter the Crypto Space with ETNs Based on Bitcoin and Ether

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… […]

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 […]