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

Cryptocurrency investment fund Galaxy Digital and over-the-counter (OTC) trading firm XBTO announced they have managed to organize the first block trade ever of Bakkt’s Bitcoin futures contract.In the announcement, Bakkt’s parent company, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), said the deal is done but hasn’t disclosed any further details (as price or size). Trabue Bland, President of ICE Futures U.S said that since it launched last week, the Bakkt Bitcoin Futures has achieved several milestones,...

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First Week Performance of Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures Remains Disappointing

Last week, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) launched its regulated Bitcoin Futures contracts. While there was a lot of buzz before the launch, Bakkt failed to make an impact on the market.The Bakkt futures contracts saw very lukewarm response from investors. With one week since its launch, the Bakkt futures contracts have just $5 million in total trading. Bakkt’s Bitcoin futures contracts come in two options – daily and monthly settlement. The daily contracts settlements have received an...

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Bakkt’s Launch Caused Bitcoin Price Loss, Says JPMorgan Analysts

After quite a long period of incubation and regulatory pursuits, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), eventually launched its Bakkt’s Bitcoin futures contracts last week. The platform had always been heralded as the main ingredient that will serve as the proper Bitcoin catalyst but has failed so far. In fact, a day after Bakkt officially launched, Bitcoin shed almost 20% of its weight and dropped to $8,000 price level for the first time in months.Now Bloomberg reports that analyst from...

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#717 BTC ECHO startet Security Token Offering (STO) & Binance US floppt

Hey Krypto Fans, willkommen zur Bitcoin-Informant Show Nr. 717. Heute geht’s um folgende Themen: BTC-ECHO startet Security Token Offering (STO) & Binance US floppt – Nur Bakkt läuft schlechter. 1.) BTC-ECHO startet Security Token Offering (STO)https://www.btc-echo.de/btc-echo-startet-security-token-offering-sto/ 2.) Binance US floppt – Nur Bakkt läuft schlechterhttps://bitcoin-kurier.de/binance-us-floppt-nur-bakkt-laeuft-schlechter/ 4.) Bitcoin Informant bei iTunes...

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Ripple’s Marcus Treacher: Libra Is a “Closed System”

Facebook’s Libra is getting some criticism from an unlikely source: Ripple’s Marcus Treacher.Treacher: Libra’s Got to Open Up a BitTreacher is the company’s senior vice president of customer success. According to an interview he did with CNBC his primary complain is that Libra will be a “closed system” or a “walled garden” as he calls it.This basically means that Libra will be largely controlled by a team of executives. The power will not be in the hands of the people who use it, but in those...

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The Bitcoin Price: A Week in Review

At press time, the number one cryptocurrency by market cap – bitcoin – has fallen below the $8,000 mark yet again and is currently trading at approximately $7,950.Bitcoin: It’s Ugliest Week in a Long TimeThe currency has had a rather ugly week, falling by more than 22 percent in just a matter of days. The trouble started last Wednesday when the currency dropped from the mid-$9,000 range to about $8,100 in just a matter of minutes. From there, the currency struggled to pick itself back up,...

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Bitcoin Keeps Bleeding and Drops Below $8,000, Further Losses Possible

Just when it seemed like it could not get worse for the Bitcoin HODLERS, the BTC price plunges further. According to data from Messari, BTC dropped below a key support level of $8,000, touching the $7,800 mark. As we published earlier, the BTC price plunged by over $1,000 to settle below $8,500. Now another support has been breached.The biggest crypto has now entered the $7,000 region for the first time since June amid a severe $30 billion sell-off in the crypto market. In just 5 days, the...

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Is Bitcoin Potentially Being Manipulated Again?

Is bitcoin being manipulated again? Bitcoin: the Target of More Tricks?In 2018, a report issued by John Griffin, a finance professor at the University of Texas, showed that the currency was potentially being manipulated by tether during the previous year. It’s price spiked the way it did because people who owned tether would repeatedly use that currency to buy bitcoin, thereby pushing its price higher whenever BTC fell by even the slightest margin.This is what tied bitcoin to the U.S. dollar....

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Bitcoin Price Could Test $7,500 Support, Are Institutional Investors Behind this Plunge?

Bitcoin and the entire crypto markets arena are in chaos currently after an abrupt drop in Bitcoin network’s hash rate that resulted in heavy losses on September 24. Some analysts also believe that eh recent drops are as a result of a disappointing launch of the much-anticipated Bakkt platform.On that day, Bitcoin price dropped sharply, losing up to 15% of its value in hours confirming a bearish reversal. All that happened as investors focused on Bakkt’s low Bitcoin trading volume and it...

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Disappointing Binance US and Bakkt Launches Have Something in Common

Binance U.S. launched yesterday, Sept. 24. To celebrate the highly anticipated event in the crypto community, Binance offered some freebies and discounts such as zero fees until Nov. 1 and free Binance hoodies. Also, BNB fee discounts, as well as commission-based referrals, will kick-in on Nov. 1 after the zero trading fee campaign concludes.Binance putting the pedal to the metal on launch day. | Source: TwitterUnfortunately, the launch did not go without a hitch. Many users experienced some...

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