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CME Group Announces Launch Date of Options on Bitcoin Futures Product

News The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group has announced the date it expects to launch options on Bitcoin (BTC) futures in a statement on Nov. 12. “In response to growing interest in cryptocurrencies and customer demand for tools to manage bitcoin exposure, CME Group will launch options on B..

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..

CME Head Tim McCourt Explains How Bitcoin Options Work

Market Analysis Still in its infancy, the cryptocurrency market currently only offers a fraction of the trading and investment products available in traditional financial markets. Over the past few years, however, the crypto space has continued to develop with products around Bitcoin (BTC) and oth..

Ethereum Futures: The Next Big Derivative to Hit the Market?

Analysis The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) hasn’t come to bury Ether, it’s come to regulate it. That was the message drawn from Heath Tarbert’s remarks from the stage at Yahoo Finance’s All Markets Summit in New York City on Oct. 10, which could have important consequen..

CME: Despite Pullback in Bitcoin Prices, Investor Interest Is Strong

News The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group recently tweeted that, despite the Bitcoin (BTC) price pullback, customer interest in CME Bitcoin futures remained strong during Q3 2019. CME Bitcoin futures are up 61% vs Q3 2018On Oct. 9, the CME Group took to Twitter to state that customer intere..

CME Group Expects New Bitcoin Options to See High Demand in Asia

News The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group expects to see high demand in Asia for its forthcoming Bitcoin (BTC) options product. Tim McCourt, CME Group’s global head of equity index and alternative investment products, told news outlet South China Morning Post on Oct. 10 that the new crypto ..

CME Exec: No Plans for Physically Settled BTC Contracts Currently

News The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group has no current plans to launch physically settled Bitcoin (BTC) contracts, a senior executive said. Tim McCourt, global head of equity index and alternative investment products at CME Group, told MarketsMedia on Oct. 1 that all new contracts or prod..

Are Trading Vehicles Dragging Crypto Into Maturity?

Analysis Just a decade ago, speculating on cryptocurrency prices meant figuring out a way to buy Bitcoin (BTC) and add it to your blockchain wallet. This was a feat that was worthy of bragging rights: In 2010, there were few exchanges, low liquidity and barely any infrastructure, meaning that cryp..

First Week of Bakkt: Slow Start Unlikely to Dampen Long-Term Prospects

Analysis After more than a year spent ensuring full compliance with the United States authorities, Bakkt, the first federally regulated platform for Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading, launched on September 23. Conceived by the global trading giant Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and counting a solid ..

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