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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’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..

Crypto Derivatives Exchange FTX Launched Bitcoin Options Trading

News Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange FTX has launched Bitcoin (BTC) options trading on Jan. 11. FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried announced in a tweet yesterday that options were listed on the trading platform. Furthermore, later the same day he also claimed that options trading volume on the exchange..

Crypto Derivatives Exchange Leaves EU for Panama, Expands KYC

News Crypto derivatives exchange Deribit is leaving the European Union for Panama to avoid new AML rules while changing its Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements. Deribit B.V., the current Netherlands-based company responsible for the Deribit.com exchange, will officially delegate the trading pla..

Former Bakkt CEO and New US Senator Loeffler Will Help Oversee CFTC

News Former Bakkt CEO and Georgia's new Senator Kelly Loeffler will help oversee major financial regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Sworn into the United States Senate on Jan. 6, the crypto-friendly businesswoman has joined the Senate Agriculture Committee, which over..

South Korean Presidential Committee Recommends Allowing Bitcoin Derivatives

News The South Korean Presidential Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (PCFIR) has recommended the government to allow financial institutions to launch cryptocurrency-based financial products. Local English-language news outlet BusinessKorea reported on Jan. 6 that the committee recommen..

BitMEX Ends Year With Additional 13K BTC in Its Insurance Fund, Up 61%

New Year Special The BitMEX Insurance Fund has added nearly 13,000 BTC in 2019, reaching a total of just over 33,491 BTC as of Dec. 30. This is equivalent to 0.19% of the total Bitcoin in circulation, based on the data available at Blockchain.com. The fund, which the cryptocurrency exchange set u..

PrimeBit Review: P2P Crypto Derivatives Exchange

PrimeBit is a new crypto derivatives exchange that is easy to use and can be accessed by just about anyone. While the exchange is new, it offers its clients some interesting crypto trading tools and a peer-to-peer trading platform that offers simple leveraged trading at low rates. Unlike many crypt..

Binance Makes Strategic Investment in Crypto Derivatives Exchange FTX

News Binance, the second-largest crypto exchange by daily traded volume, has made a strategic investment in crypto derivatives exchange FTX. According to a Dec. 20 announcement, Binance has made both an equity investment in FTX and is taking a long term position in the exchange’s native asset, FTX..

French-Regulated Napoleon Bitcoin Fund Linked to CME Futures

News Paris-based asset management firm Napoleon AM announced the launch of a regulated Bitcoin (BTC) fund, the Napoleon Bitcoin Fund. The company announced in a press release that the fund was created on Nov. 8 and is a specialized professional fund under French law. The company claims that its pr..

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