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CME Bitcoin Options Volume Doubles One Week After Launch, Hits $5.3M

Markets News Bitcoin (BTC) options from CME Group more than doubled their traded volume in the first week after going live, data shows. According to figures supplied by the company, Bitcoin options volumes skyrocketed in the seven days since they went live on Jan. 13. BTC futures options surge hi..

CME’s Futures Options Sprinted Out of the Gate but a Marathon Lies Ahead

Analysis In the two years since it launched cash-settled Bitcoin futures, CME has firmly established itself as a leader in the regulated crypto derivatives space despite not always being the first to market. In December 2017, it launched regulated Bitcoin futures a week after rival exchange CBOE. ..

CME Bitcoin Futures See Open Interest Surge as Global Volume Hits $25B

Markets News Bitcoin (BTC) derivatives trading looks set to reach record levels this month as volume spikes and open interest hovers near all-time highs. Data from CME Group shows that as of Jan. 16, open interest for its futures products alone totaled 5,328 contracts — or 26,640 BTC ($237 million..

VC Giant Grayscale Investments Reports Record-Breaking Year

News Venture capital firm Grayscale Investments banked a stellar 2019 to surpass the $1 billion mark in total investments. By the numbersIn a comprehensive eighteen-page report, the firm touted a record Q4 in 2019. It raised $225.5 million into its investment products, lifting the year’s inflow t..

CME Tells Cointelegraph They Consider $2.3M BTC Options Debut a Success

News The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) is happy with the results of its Bitcoin options trading product launch on Jan. 13, according to CME Group’s managing director and global head of equity index alternative investment products Tim McCourt. First days of new options offering a success“We’re..

CME Bitcoin Options Trade $2.3M in Debut, BTC Price Hits 2-Month High

News Bitcoin (BTC) futures options from CME Group saw volumes in excess of $2.3 million on the product’s first day of public trading, the company has confirmed. Data from CME’s official website confirmed the successful rollout on Jan. 13, which began as scheduled and ultimately saw 55 contracts c..

CME’s Options on Bitcoin Futures Pass Regulatory Approval and Go Live

News The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has received necessary regulatory approval and has launched its new Bitcoin (BTC) futures options as of today, Jan. 13. According to the official website of CME, the new type of Bitcoin derivatives contract — Bitcoin futures options — is now live, which c..

Bitcoin Options Launch Imminent as CME Open Interest Hits 7-Month High

News Bitcoin (BTC) futures traders generated at least $20 billion in daily volume last week as two new options products prepared to hit the market. According to data released by futures provider CME Group on Jan. 9, its futures contracts alone saw open interest almost 70% higher than at the end o..

New CME Bitcoin Options Spark ‘Unusually Strong Activity’ — JPMorgan

News The United States’ largest bank believes interest will be high in CME Group’s new Bitcoin (BTC) options when they launch on Jan. 13. In a note from Jan. 10 quoted by Bloomberg on Friday, a group of analysts at JPMorgan Chase led by Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou noted interest in CME’s existing Bit..

TD Ameritrade Doesn’t Deny Potential Inclusion of XRP Into Service

News Major United States brokerage TD Ameritrade doesn’t deny the potential inclusion of cryptocurrencies like XRP to its platform. One of the early adopters of the original Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading platform, TD Ameritrade apparently remains positive about more potential initiatives in crypto..

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