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News Swiss cryptocurrency financial firm Amun AG launched an Exchange Traded Product (ETP) giving investors inverse exposure to Bitcoin (BTC), called 21Shares Short Bitcoin (SBTC). As Cointelegraph Japan reported earlier today, Amun launched the derivative in question on Jan. 22 on Switzerland’s l..
News Malta-based sports blockchain venture Chiliz is launching a cryptocurrency exchange for sports and entertainment tokens. In a press release shared with Cointelegraph on Jan. 23, Chiliz detailed that the new exchange — Chiliz.net — will roll out in February after the beginning of Fan Token Off..
Liquidity generally refers to the ease with which an asset can be exchanged for cash without affecting the price of that asset. This definition has two aspects to it: ease (speed and effort required) and price (slippage, or the difference between the expected price and executed price, on a large ord..
News Major cryptocurrency exchange Huobi is launching its first licensed digital asset brokerage, Huobi Brokerage. Huobi, the fifth-largest crypto exchange by daily trading volume as of press time, will now provide brokerage service to its institutional clients, the firm said in a Jan. 21 press re..
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. ..
News Binance, one of the top cryptocurrency exchanges globally, has started discussions regarding a strategic partnership with two Japanese firms. According to a press release on Jan. 17, Binance has begun negotiations with Z Corporation, a subsidiary of Z Holdings formerly known as Yahoo Japan an..
News Crypto custody company Anchorage now offers a crypto brokerage service, acquiring Merkle Data to further the service. Anchorage has introduced an institutional crypto trading service called Anchorage Trading, and has acquired institutional-grade risk management and analytics software company..
News The Foin project — which is behind the eponymous token that sunk following its supposed unlocking period at the beginning of January — has released an official explanation of the token’s tanking after the purported price pump. Cointelegraph reported in an investigation on Dec. 30, 2019 that w..
An “option” is a type of derivative contract that gives the owner the option (not the obligation) to buy or sell an asset at a specified price (the strike price) within a predetermined time (the expiry date). While the term “derivative contract” typically conjures ideas of c..
News The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) — the country’s financial regulator — proposed lowering the leverage rate limit of cryptocurrency margin trading from 4x to 2x. The FSA announced the proposed measure on Jan. 14 in a cabinet office ordinance — an official order that is issued along..