Market Outlook: Gold and Crypto Reap the Benefits of Economic Fear

Market Outlook: Despite Price Dip, Gold and Cryptos Reap the Benefits of Economic FearCryptocurrencies have recovered from losses incurred a week ago, with many digital assets up 50-80% since July 2. For instance, eight days ago bitcoin core (BTC) tumbled to $9,650 and then back to a high of $13,150 yesterday evening. However, during the afternoon trading sessions on Wednesday, most of the top 20 cryptocurrencies have seen […]

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Ledgerx Approved to Offer Regulated Bitcoin Derivatives to Retail Investors

Ledgerx Approved to Offer Regulated Bitcoin Derivatives to Retail InvestorsThe U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved Ledgerx to offer physically-settled bitcoin spot and derivatives trading, previously available only to institutional investors, to retail investors of any size. Ledgerx explained that its new platform will share the same order book as the current institutional offering so plenty of liquidity is expected from day one. […]

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New Betting Game Allows People to Wager on BTC’s Next Block Fee

New Betting Game Allows People to Wager on BTC's Next Block FeeBitcoin core (BTC) prices have been rising sharply over the last few weeks and people have also noticed BTC transaction fees have spiked as well. Now there’s a new gaming site called Guess Bitcoinfees allowing people to bet on the 24-hour average transaction fee for the next day and the site pays out jackpots in […]

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CME’s Bitcoin Futures Hit New Records

CME's Bitcoin Futures Open Interest and Daily Volumes See Significant GrowthEver since the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) announced it was ending its bitcoin futures products back in March, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) has seen a huge influx of bitcoin derivatives volumes. During the second week of May, CME’s bitcoin futures touched a milestone when it surpassed 33,000 contracts ($1.3 billion notional value) […]

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The Number of Crypto Exchanges Offering Margin Has Multiplied

Until recently, Bitmex, Deribit and a handful of established exchanges were the only places where traders could get their leverage fix. This has now changed with the emergence of dozens of exchanges offering leverage and plenty more on their way. Binance and Kucoin – two platforms famed for driving this year’s other exchange trend, the […]

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