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JPMorgan Automates Derivatives Margin Payments With Blockchain Tech

News Major global investment bank JPMorgan has developed a new blockchain-based solution for derivatives designed to speed up cash and collateral transfers. The tool was developed in partnership with California-based fintech firm Baton Systems and aims to enable the real-time movement of transfers..

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..

Crypto Ranking Website CoinGecko Launches Derivatives Section

News CoinGecko announced that it is launching its own cryptocurrency derivatives section. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Oct. 29, the data aggregator said that its new derivatives section will offer additional stats so users can track more than 100 derivatives products offered by ..

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..

Crypto Exchange OKEx Confirms Tether Margin Futures Launch in October

News Cryptocurrency exchange OKEx plans to launch Tether (USDT) futures margin trading in October, the firm confirmed in an email to Cointelegraph on Sept. 23. An OKEx spokesperson said that Tether futures are scheduled to be launched next month, though the exact launch date has not been set as of..

Bakkt Announces Sept. 23 Launch of Futures and Custody Platform in US

News Bakkt has announced the coming launch of its much-anticipated platform for daily and monthly futures in the United States in a blog post on Aug. 16. Having received approval from the necessary regulators, the launch is scheduled for Sept. 23. Bakkt’s physically delivered futures have been th..

Crypto Derivatives & The Looming Shadow of Institutional Investment

Narratives come and go quickly in the crypto space, with some progressing towards tangible products and developments while others fall by the waist side. The impending entrance of institutions into crypto has been speculated on for more than a year, with few definitive signs that major institutions ..

Crypto Derivatives Exchange Blade Raises $4.3M From Coinbase and Others

News A soon-to-launch cryptocurrency derivatives exchange has raised $4.3 million from major investors such as the cryptocurrency platform Coinbase and the investment firm SV Angel. The exchange Blade is scheduled to launch in three weeks’ time. Blade’s funding and plans come by way of a Tech Crun..

US Exchanges Race to Launch Regulated Physically-Delivered Bitcoin Futures

The race to launch regulated physically-delivered bitcoin futures is back on for three US-regulated trading platforms after one of them hit a snag with the country’s derivatives regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Two other exchanges are racing to launch similar products this year. ..

Research Reports Show Positive Crypto Industry Growth in H1 2019

More than half the year is behind us and the cryptocurrency ecosystem continues to move forward, showing relentless growth over the last six months. 2019 has also seen a new theme arise as speculators believe the cryptocurrency ecosystem is experiencing an influx of institutional interest and regula..