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Here’s Why Bakkt Launch Is a Blessing For Bitcoin Holders

Yesterday’s big announcement that regulatory approval has been granted to Bakkt could be the best news bitcoin investors have had this year. It opens the door to institutional investors and is a huge step forward for crypto industry legitimization in the US. Bakkt To Launch Next Month After months ..

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..

LedgerX: Media Misreports BTC Futures Status, Option ‘Coming Soon’

Investigation Earlier this week, United States-regulated crypto derivatives and clearing platform LedgerX was reported to launch the first physically settled Bitcoin futures contracts in the country, therefore stealing a march on Bakkt and ErisX. However, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission..

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..

Bitcoin Holding Support But CME Futures Could Drive Next Move

There has been very little movement on bitcoin price charts over the past couple of days. BTC has found its temporary floor in four figures and the consolidation has continued in a tight range bound channel. The CME bitcoin futures chart could offer some indication as to the next move. Bitcoin Cand..

Bitcoin Derivatives: Set for Massive Growth & Onramp for Institutional BTC Adoption

Several stakeholders in the crypto markets are saying bitcoin derivatives could become an even bigger deal than the underlying asset. In 2019 alone, there has been a slew of announcements pertaining to bitcoin and crypto futures. What is more, custodial solutions offered by trusted establishments a..

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..

Bakkt Begins Bitcoin Futures User Testing ‘On Schedule’

Bakkt yesterday announced the start of user acceptance testing for its Bitcoin daily and monthly futures contracts. “Testing is proceeding as planned with participants from around the world,” it tweeted.Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Are Finally Present Bakkt had previously announced that user acceptance ..

Bakkt Begins Testing Bitcoin Futures Platform Following Hype and Delays

News Bakkt, the long-awaited Bitcoin (BTC) futures platform from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has begun testing the delivery of BTC futures, according to an official tweet on July 22. Per the tweet, user acceptance testing for Bitcoin daily and monthly futures began today with participants..

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..

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