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Bakkt Rolls Out ‘Critical’ Bitcoin Custody After NY Gives Green Light

News Institutional Bitcoin (BTC) trading platform Bakkt has announced it has launched its custody feature for its entire client base following regulatory approval. Bakkt: custody is “critical link” in BTC adoptionIn a blog post on Nov. 11, Bakkt said it had received the go-ahead from the New York ..

Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Trading Volume Just Hit Another All-Time High

News Bitcoin (BTC) futures daily volumes on digital asset platform Bakkt have hit a new all-time high, with 1,741 futures traded on Nov. 9. Bakkt announced the new record, stating: “Today we set a new daily record of 1,756 Bakkt Bitcoin Futures contracts traded.” Volume spike coincides with Bitco..

Hong Kong’s New Crypto Regulations Leave Gray Area, Claims AAX Exchange

News Hong Kong-based Bitcoin (BTC) spot and derivatives exchange Atom Group has launched amid a tightening of the region’s crypto-regulatory regime. As the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported on Nov. 7, the Atom Asset Exchange (AAX) uses the Millenium Exchange matching engine developed by the..

Bitcoin ‘Carry Trade’ Can Net Annual Gains With Little Risk, Says PlanB

Market Analysis Trading crypto assets, or any market for that matter, is a zero-sum game. When one person wins, someone else must lose, making trading highly competitive. That being said, consistently profitable strategies can be hard to find. Recently, PlanB, a crypto investor and analyst active ..

Manipulation? CME Bitcoin Futures Flash Crash to Fill $8.5K ‘Gap’

News Bitcoin (BTC) trading is coming under the spotlight this week after another flash crash sparked concerns that traders are manipulating markets. As various social media users noted, including statistician Willy Woo on Nov. 5, unusual occurrences on exchanges give reason to be critical of Bitco..

Binance Bitcoin Futures ‘Attack’ Sees FTX Exchange Face $150M Lawsuit

News Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange FTX has received a $150 million lawsuit for market manipulation and selling unlicensed securities in the United States. Uploaded to social media by End of the Chain podcast host Samuel McCulloch on Nov. 3, sections of the lawsuit document show FTX accused o..

Deribit to Pay Users $1.3M After Bitcoin Price ‘Flash Crash’ to $7.7K

News Cryptocurrency futures and options exchange Deribit says it will use its own money to refund users affected by an exchange rate miscalculation. In a tweet on Nov. 1, Deribit recognized its role in the error, which occurred on Thursday and resulted in Bitcoin (BTC) trading at around $7,700. De..

Crypto Futures Volume Is Now At 50% of Spot Trading Volume

News Crypto futures trading volume now reportedly amounts to nearly 50% of the value of spot trading on crypto markets, according to Bloomberg. 13 exchanges analyzedCiting volume data from 13 major global crypto exchanges, Bloomberg reported on a massive growth of cryptocurrency futures markets Oc..

Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures Volume Explodes 260% to Trade $11M in 24 Hours

News Institutional Bitcoin (BTC) trading platform Bakkt is on course to treble its all-time high for trade volume after hitting new records last week. Bakkt Frontruns China HypeAccording to data from Twitter-based monitoring resource Bakkt Volume Bot on Oct. 26, Bakkt traded 1,183 Bitcoin futures..

CTFC “Crypto Dad” Says Trump Admin Used Bitcoin Futures to Reign in Bubble

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) made history in December 2017 for being the first major regulator in the world to formally greenlight bitcoin futures products. Now we know there was more to the approval than was previously known. In comments made to CoinDesk and during a presen..

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