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Failure to Launch: The LedgerX Controversy

LedgerX CEO, Paul Chou, is really mad and apparently his company is not offering physically-settled Bitcoin futures contracts yet… Failure to Launch On Thursday LedgerX CEO Paul Chou sent out a series of tweets explaining the current LedgerX controversy and his decision to sue the Commodity Futures..

BitMEX CEO Arthur Hayes Goes AWOL Amidst CFTC Probe

An otherwise active social media personality, BitMEX CEO and co-founder Arthur Hayes has gone silent on Twitter for more than two weeks. Is it due to the ongoing CFTC investigation? His disappearance coincides with a probe launched by the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) against BitME..

Bitcoin Futures Update: Bakkt Testing, CME Breaks Records, and a $100K Call Option

Over the last few months, the interest surrounding cryptocurrency derivatives products has been growing fast. For some time now, open interest in CME’s bitcoin futures has been breaking records. Bakkt’s futures platform began testing contracts on Monday and the company says there are participants fr..

CFTC Probe of BitMEX a Result of Roubini Vs. Hayes Taipei Tangle?

Follow up Seychelles-based cryptocurrency exchange BitMEX is reportedly in trouble. Soon after Nouriel Roubini, a New York University professor of economics and anti-cryptocurrency pundit, criticized BitMEX of violating regulations, it was reported on July 19 that United States Commodity Futures T..

BTC Outflow on BitMEX Exceeded Inflow by $73M: TokenAnalyst

News Bitcoin (BTC) outflows on major crypto exchange BitMEX have notably exceeded the inflows after the firm was reported to be a subject in a regulatory investigation. Bitcoin outflows on BitMEX exceeded inflows by $73 millionOver the past 24 hours, BitMEX saw an outflow of $83 million worth of B..

Fundstrat Strategist: Bakkt Futures to Launch in the Current Quarter

News Managing director and quant strategist at Fundstrat Global Advisors Sam Doctor suggested in a Twitter post published on July 19 that Bakkt’s Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts will launch this quarter. According to the post, which includes a summary of Fundstrat’s takeaways from the Bakkt Digita..

$85M of Bitcoin Leaves BitMEX in Single Day in Wake of CFTC Rumor

BitMEX Sees Massive Bitcoin Outflow Users of BitMEX seem to be running scared. According to a Bitcoin blockchain analysis by TokenAnalyst, $85 million worth of BTC has left the exchange in the past 24 hours, while a relatively mere $12 million worth of the cryptocurrency came in. This implies a nega..

CFTC Probes Bitcoin Exchange BitMEX

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is reportedly probing bitcoin exchange platform BitMEX over suspicions of providing service to American traders. CFTC Investigating Whether BitMEX Serviced US Traders According to Bloomberg, anonymous sources say the U.S. regulatory watchdog is i..

Breaking: US Regulator Investigating Crypto Exchange BitMEX — Report

News United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is reportedly investigating derivatives giant BitMEX. CFTC wants to know if Americans using BitMEXAccording to Bloomberg sources citing people familiar with the matter speaking on July 19, the CFTC suspects that BitMEX al..

CFTC’s New Chairman: Who Is Heath Tarbert, What He Thinks of Crypto?

A senior Treasury official with vast experience in international financial regulation is taking over the regulatory agency

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