LedgerX Reveals Bid to Beat Bakkt to Physical Bitcoin Futures Launch

LedgerX Reveals Bid to Beat Bakkt to Physical Bitcoin Futures Launch

Cryptocurrency derivatives provider LedgerX plans to become the first U.S. firm to offer physically settled bitcoin futures contracts. The company announced Monday that it has filed for a designated contract market (DCM) license, which would allow LedgerX to offer physically-settled bitcoin futures products to its customers. Unlike the cash-settled bitcoin futures offered by CME Group (and previously, Cboe), customers would receive the actual bitcoin underlying a contract after it expires, rather than the U.
CBOE Saw Its Highest-Ever Bitcoin Futures Volumes Yesterday

CBOE Saw Its Highest-Ever Bitcoin Futures Volumes Yesterday

Two major markets for bitcoin futures contracts saw a major boost in volume on Wednesday. Available market data shows that CBOE saw its highest-ever volume for bitcoin futures since it first debuted the contracts back in December.
Cboe Exchange Wants to Lower Its Bitcoin Futures Prices

Cboe Exchange Wants to Lower Its Bitcoin Futures Prices

The Cboe wants to change the way it prices bitcoin futures contracts, a move that comes just months after the exchange operator first debuted its inaugural cryptocurrency product. In a newly published letter to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) dated April 17, CBOE Future Exchange (CFE) managing director Matthew McFarland announced a proposed rule amendment that would lower the minimum increment on its futures contracts from 10 points (worth $10) to 5 points (worth $5) sometime on or after May 1.
OKEx Denies Manipulation Claims After Bitcoin Futures Rollback

OKEx Denies Manipulation Claims After Bitcoin Futures Rollback

Hong Kong-based cryptocurrency exchange OKEx has pushed back against allegations that it manipulated its bitcoin futures market last week. As CoinDesk previously reported, OKEx rolled back futures trades due to what it called an “irregular” sell-off on Friday. At the time, futures prices sharply diverged from the underlying price of bitcoin, leading to a series of liquidations and the eventual rollback, which was initiated that afternoon.

Bitcoin Price Watch: Currency Remains Still, Futures Trading Is Up

At press time, the price of bitcoin remains virtually unchanged since our previous coverage and is still hovering within the $6,400 range. Apparently, $6,400 has become the new $6,500, or the spot where bitcoin feels the most comfortable. The currency spent several days, if not weeks, traversing the $6,500 boards, but following a $300 drop late last week, bitcoin has only managed to recover $200 of those “lost funds.” It’s unsettling, but at least the coin isn’t falling any further. BTC is, for the most part, trading on a flat range, though it is experiencing low volatility.
Швейцарский Товарный Фонд запускает криптовалюту, поддерживаемую металлами

Швейцарский Товарный Фонд запускает криптовалюту, поддерживаемую металлами

Швейцарский сырьевой фонд «Tiberius Group» решил примкнуть к ряду традиционных финансовых компаний, которые планируют интегрировать в свою работу критотехнологии.  Торговая группа, которая специализируется на инвестициях в сырьевые товары, а также в сектор энергетики, промышленных и драгоценных металлов и сельскохозяйственные производные, сегодня объявила о запуске собственной криптовалюты Tiberius Coin.
Want to Short Bitcoin? It’s Going to Cost You

Want to Short Bitcoin? It’s Going to Cost You

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German Stock Exchange Mulls Adding Bitcoin Futures

Stock exchange operator Deutsche Boerse is reportedly considering whether to make Germany the first European country to list full-fledged bitcoin futures contracts on a regulated trading platform.
Bitcoin Price Hits All-Time High as Futures See Second-Day Slump in Volume

Bitcoin Price Hits All-Time High as Futures See Second-Day Slump in Volume

The bitcoin price achieved a new all-time high on Tuesday, even as CBOE processed lower volumes of bitcoin futures during the second full day of trading.

‘I Remain Highly Skeptical’: Jamie Dimon Breaks Silence on Bitcoin as Futures Launch

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon is famous for his bombastic bitcoin bashing, but the vocal bitcoin critic had been largely silent on the flagship cryptocurrency over the course of the past two months.

Bitcoin Futures Isn’t Taking Gold’s Shine Away: Goldman Sachs

As interest continues to surge for bitcoin, could it soon become the new gold? According to Goldman Sachs, the answer is no.

“Cheap Shot”: CBOE Chief Dismisses “Irresponsible” Bitcoin Futures Complaints

CBOE’s chief executive has shot down complaints against the launch of its bitcoin futures market, labeling them a “cheap shot”.

Hong Kong Regulator Warns Investors of Unregulated Bitcoin Futures

Hong Kong’s securities regulator has published a new circular centered on bitcoin futures contracts and cryptocurrency-related investment products.
CBOE Bitcoin Futures Trade Near $18,000; ‘Speculative Mania’ Carries Volume Past 3,400 XBT

CBOE Bitcoin Futures Trade Near $18,000; ‘Speculative Mania’ Carries Volume Past 3,400 XBT

CBOE’s bitcoin futures continue to trade near $18,000 as “speculative mania” prevented bears from immediately shorting the market.

Two Firms File Bitcoin ETF Applications in Wake of CBOE Futures Launch

Two exchange-traded fund (ETF) providers have filed with the U.
Bitcoin Price, Crypto Markets Trade Up After Cboe Futures Launch

Bitcoin Price, Crypto Markets Trade Up After Cboe Futures Launch

The bitcoin price climbed nearly 20 percent in the hours following the launch of the bitcoin futures on U.

South Korea (Pre)Issues Ban on Bitcoin Futures Trading

South Korea’s primary financial regulator and watchdog has banned securities firms from launching bitcoin futures contracts, according to a local report.

NYSE Owner: We Aren’t Rushing Toward Bitcoin, Yet

The owner of the world’s largest stock exchange does not believe it is wise to race to be the first U.

Tokyo Financial Exchange Plans for Bitcoin Futures Launch

Taking a cue from its U.

Cboe to Launch Bitcoin Futures Trading on Sunday

Traders, start your engines.

JPMorgan Strategist: Bitcoin Futures Could ‘Elevate Cryptocurrencies Into an Emerging Asset Class’

JPMorgan CEO Jamie Dimon might consider bitcoin to be a “fraud” that “will not end well,” but one of his top strategists anticipates that the launch of bitcoin futures could turn cryptocurrencies into “an emerging asset class.” As reported by CNBC, Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou, a global markets strategist at JPMorgan, said Friday that the addition of bitcoin futures contracts to regulated trading platforms will lend credibility to cryptocurrency, making it more appealing to both institutional and retail investors.

Bank of France Governor: Invest in Bitcoin ‘At Your Own Risk’

The governor of the Bank of France has become the latest to voice a warning about investing in bitcoin, stating that those who do do so at their ‘own risk.’ Speaking at a conference in Beijing on Friday, 58-year-old Francois Villeroy de Galhau, said that bitcoin was neither a currency nor a cryptocurrency, reports Fortune. He said: It is a speculative asset.

CBOE Receives CFTC Approval to List Bitcoin Futures

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has received approval from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to list bitcoin futures contracts on its trading platform. CBOE announced on Friday that it had received approval from the CFTC to offer bitcoin futures trading on CFE, its dedicated futures exchange. The futures will trade under the ticker symbol “XBT,” and a launch date will be announced following a period of regulatory review.
Bitcoin Price Rallies to $10,760 After CME Futures Get Launch Date

Bitcoin Price Rallies to $10,760 After CME Futures Get Launch Date

The bitcoin price rallied to a 24-hour high following the announcement that U.S. derivatives exchange CME has self-certified to list bitcoin futures contracts in mid-December. As CCN reported, CME announced on Friday that, pending final regulatory approval, the exchange will launch its much-anticipated bitcoin futures product on Monday, Dec.

CME’s Bitcoin Futures to Launch December 18

Chicago derivatives exchange operator CME Group has announced that it has self-certified the initial listing of its bitcoin futures contract to launch on December 18. CME Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy made the historic announcement on Friday, revealing that the exchange has received approval from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to begin trading bitcoin futures in just a little over two weeks: “We are pleased to bring Bitcoin futures to market after working closely with the CFTC and market participants to design a regulated offering that will provide investors with transparency, price discovery, and risk transfer capabilities,” said Duffy.