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Bakkt’s President: The Days Of Unregulated Bitcoin Derivatives Exchanges Won’t Last Forever

Bakkt, the Bitcoin Futures trading platform for institutions, had caused a lot of positive noise before its actual launch in mid-2019.The platform is backed by ICE, and since its launch, there is a constant growth in its daily reported traded volume. It had crossed the benchmark of 6,000 delivered Bakkt Bitcoin Futures. Those are contracts traded at ICE Futures US.Earlier today, during a closed Bakkt event in Tel Aviv attended by CryptoPotato, President Adam White discussed the current state...

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Anchorage Is Launching Crypto Brokerage to Dig into Crypto Trading

Crypto services startup Anchorage has surprised institutional investors with good news. Firstly, Anchorage is launching crypto brokerage service Anchorage Trading that offers numerous features to its clients. Secondly, the company announced its first acquisition. Anchorage has purchased Merkle Data, a provider of risk management and analytics software. The moves mark not only Anchorage’s expansion but also improving the quality of services it provides.Anchorage Crypto Trading PlatformThe news...

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CME Bitcoin Futures Options Overtake Bakkt with over $2 Million in Debut Trading Volume

Bitcoin (BTC) futures options trading is now live on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange – CME. The offering went live yesterday Jan. 13 and began trading after it successfully got approval from regulatory authorities. The CME Group announced this on its website as trading went live. According to the page, Bitcoin futures options were created to satisfy customers’ yearnings. It says it was done “in response to growing interest in cryptocurrencies and customer demand for tools to manage Bitcoin...

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CME Group Is Launching Its Bitcoin Options amid High Anticipation in the Market

It seems that traditional institutions are finally realizing that no-can-do without cryptocurrencies anymore. If we look at the market movements, there is huge impatience for the launch of CME Group Inc. options that should happen today.It is interesting because it is not the first of a kind. Bakkt that is under New York Stock Exchange parent Intercontinental Exchange Inc. began with the work in December last year. Moreover, as we have recently reported, yesterday FTX crypto derivatives...

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FTX Derivatives Exchange Launches Bitcoin Options Trading

FTX crypto derivatives exchange platform has begun services for Bitcoin (BTC) options. The announcement came in a tweet posted on Saturday from FTX CEO Bankman-Fried.Options are live!https://t.co/B85lrLVDQO— SBF (@SBF_Alameda) January 12, 2020The announcement did not include any specific details about the offering, only that its Bitcoin options. However, in another tweet just about two hours later, the CEO said the platform had hit $1m in volume, since the launch.FTX Bitcoin OptionsEven as...

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JPMorgan Chase: CME Group Will Do the Most for the BTC Futures Space

Executives of JPMorgan Chase & Co. believe that CME Group is going to be the company that dominates the bitcoin futures contracts arena.CME Group Is Heading the MarchAs we all know, other markets have opened the doorway to bitcoin futures trading in the past, a big example being Bakkt which began business in September 2019 after a long year of delays. The platform experienced a rather lackluster debut and is widely considered to be the reason for bitcoin’s dismal price performance just...

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Former Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler Will Overlook CFTC

Kelly Loeffler, the former CEO at the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)-backed crypto trading platform Bakkt, will be joining the committee that looks upon the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). However, that increased the worries of a possible conflict of interest. In a Jan. 6 tweet, Loeffler said she has sworn into the United States Senate by Mike Pence, the Senate’s chief officer, to become Georgia’s newest Senator.It's official! What an honor to serve our great state in the...

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Former Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler Appointed At CFTC Committee

Kelly Loeffler, the former CEO of Bakkt, has recently taken a seat in the U.S. Senate for the state of Georgia. Reports have it, though, that she is also assigned to serve on the Senate Agriculture Committee with the CFTC. Given that her husband is the CEO of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), this could raise concerns about a potential conflict of interest.Bakkt’s Former CEO Sits In A CFTC CommitteeKelly Loeffler quickly became one of the most influential people within the cryptocurrency...

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The 2010s: A Review of the “Bitcoin Decade”

As 2019 finally comes to an end, we close out not just a single year, but a rather wild decade. Starting tomorrow, the 2020s will come roaring in, ready to spread joy throughout the land of bitcoin and its altcoin counterparts. Let’s look back at some of the biggest stories to occur surrounding cryptocurrency over the past ten years and how they’ll influence the coming months.The Development of BitcoinWhile bitcoin wasn’t necessarily born in the 2010s (the whitepaper supporting its creation...

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2019: A Look Back At Some of the Year’s Biggest Bitcoin Stories

2019 is coming to an official close, and it’s been a crazy year for bitcoin and its crypto counterparts. In an end-of-year series, let’s examine some of the biggest stories that have occurred over the past 12 months and how they’ll possibly influence the crypto industry’s behavior in 2020.Bitcoin and Its Ongoing VolatilityIt can be argued that 2019 was a year of major volatility for bitcoin. After all, the currency started out at a mere $3,500 – where it remained until April. Bitcoin had...

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