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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..

CoinFlex to Offer ‘Prediction Futures’ on Whether Libra Launches in 2020

News A crypto derivatives exchange is launching physically-delivered futures contracts that will be settled based on whether Facebook’s Libra does or does not launch in 2020. According to Bloomberg’s report on Oct. 7, the new offering is slated for launch by the Seychelles-registered CoinFlex exch..

Galaxy Digital and XBTO Execute First Block Trade of Bakkt Bitcoin Futures

News Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the governing body behind the New York Stock Exchange, has executed the first block trade of Bakkt Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts. ICE revealed the development in an Oct. 4 press release, specifying that the first Bakkt Bitcoin Futures block trade was execute..

Investment Firm Files Prospectus for New BTC Futures Fund With US SEC

News Investment management company Stone Ridge is trying to register a new Bitcoin (BTC) futures offering with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The new fund is called NYDIG Bitcoin Strategy Fund and describes itself as “a non-diversified, closed-end management investment..

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 ..

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 Trades 18 BTC in First 7 Hours as Bitcoin Price Falls Below $10K

News 18 Bitcoin (BTC) in volume has been traded since the launch of Bitcoin futures on the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)’s Bakkt platform yesterday, Sept. 22. The much-anticipated contracts — the first of their kind to be physically settled in Bitcoin — went live at 8 PM EST on Sept. 22 (00:00 U..

CME Group to Launch Options on Bitcoin Futures in Q1 2020

News The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group is adding options to its Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts in Q1 2020, pending regulatory review. The development was announced in an official news release on Sept. 20. Options will give clients more “flexibility to hedge Bitcoin price risk”Tim McCour..

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