US Exchanges Race to Launch Regulated Physically-Delivered Bitcoin Futures

US Exchanges Race to Launch Regulated Physically-Delivered Bitcoin FuturesThe race to launch regulated physically-delivered bitcoin futures is back on for three US-regulated trading platforms after one of them hit a snag with the country’s derivatives regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Two other exchanges are racing to launch similar products this year. Also read: SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto Policy From These […]

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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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BTC Futures Volume Plummets Heading Into 2019

Research carried out by Tradeblock has found the combined trade volume across the futures contracts offered by Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) plummet relative to spot market volume during the second half of 2018. Also Read: Mt. Gox Creditors Neither Need nor Deserve This Kind of ‘Hero’ BTC Futures Volume Rivals […]

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Understanding Cryptocurrency Options – An Alternative Way to Trade Crypto

Crypto proponents have been excited by the launch of bitcoin futures and options, but many are unfamiliar with the fundamentals. Bitcoin options are a popular way to take advantage of a volatile market by strategically hedging some of the risk. To clear up the jargon associated with the most common form of derivatives trading, analysts here […]

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Russians See Growing Number of Options to Buy Cryptocurrencies

Russians See Growing Number of Options to Buy CryptocurrenciesInterest towards cryptocurrencies in Russia remained relatively stable throughout 2018, despite the significant drop in their prices. Ruble-denominated trade on Localbitcoins, for example, has shown a generally positive trend since last spring. In the past year, Russians also saw a growing number of other options to purchase digital coins. Also read: Abkhazia Temporarily Shuts Down […]

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How Bitcoin Futures Products Affected Cryptocurrency Markets in 2018

How Bitcoin Futures Products Affected Cryptocurrency Markets in 2018It has been a year since the start of Cboe’s XBT futures contracts and CME Group’s bitcoin derivatives products launched last December. With super bearish prices these past few months, a lot has changed since the cryptocurrency economy touched all-time highs on spot markets. Meanwhile, bitcoin futures contracts have been growing and some skeptics still […]

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$1 Million BTC Options Position Set to Expire on Dec. 28

$1 Million BTC Options Position Set to Expire on Dec. 28thFormer portfolio manager at the University of Chicago endowment and current CIO of Blocktower Capital, Ari Paul, was reported to have made the largest-ever speculative play using BTC options during December of 2017. The contracts, which will expire on Dec. 28, 2018, are almost guaranteed to close as a total loss. Also Read: Report: Indian Government […]

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Bitcoin Isn’t Volatile – the World Is

Bitcoin Isn’t Volatile – the World IsIt’s been a horrible year for cryptocurrency. Assets down an average of 90 percent, constant despair and each new day bringing fresh horror. Who’d want to be a bitcoin trader? But when you zoom out beyond the cryptosphere to gain some perspective, it turns out that crypto’s not doing so badly after all. With trillions […]

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