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CME Group Launches Euro-Denominated Bitcoin and Ether Futures

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has announced the launch of euro-denominated Bitcoin and Ether futures in its marketplace. According to a press release from CME Group, Bitcoin and Ether Euro futures will each be sized at 5 Bitcoin and 50 Ether per contract.  Contracts will be cash-settled, based on the CME’s euro reference rate for each cryptocurrency. That means that they won’t deal in the exchange of actual Bitcoin or Ethereum.  “Our new Bitcoin Euro and Ether Euro...

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Nomura Launches Over-the-Counter Bitcoin Derivatives 

Japanese financial services giant Nomura has launched bitcoin derivatives for its institutional clients. The first trades were executed by Cumberland DRW on behalf of Nomura on the CME. Over-the-Counter BTC Futures and Options Nomura’s over-the-counter bitcoin futures and options will be available to institutional clients. They will be non-deliverable and have to be settled in cash, media reports said. Talking about the partnership with Cumberland DRW, Nomura’s head of...

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Eurex announces launch of Bitcoin ETN futures

Die European Exchange ist eine der weltweit größten Terminbörsen für Finanzderivate, die 1998 aus dem Zusammenschluss der DTB und der zur SWX Swiss Exchange gehörenden SOFFEX hervorging. Eurex, the leading European derivatives exchange, announced the launch of Bitcoin ETN futures. With the new contract, Deutsche Börse Group’s derivatives arm offers clients access to the price of Bitcoin in a regulated on-exchange and centrally cleared...

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Citi Awaits Regulatory Approval to Start Trading Bitcoin Futures on CME: Report

US multinational investment banking giant Citigroup is reportedly considering trading bitcoin futures, stating that it has witnessed an increased interest in BTC from its institutional clients. CME Looking to Trade CME Bitcoin Futures According to a report by CoinDesk on Tuesday (August 24th, 2021), an anonymous source within the bank revealed that Citi is working on receiving the regulatory green light to begin trading bitcoin futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...

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Bitcoin Futures Funding Rates Are Negative After May’s Crash: The Longest Period Since March 2020

On-chain data suggests that the bullish enthusiasm among bitcoin investors has been slashed, alongside its price. Even while the price has stabilized itself within the $30-35k range for weeks now, funding rates have been consistently negative for that entire time, indicating that investors don’t expect the price to return to its former highs anytime in the next short-term, at least judging by this metric. What are Funding Rates in the Bitcoin and Crypto Perpetuals? Due to the...

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Bitcoin Could Be Getting Ready to Jump Again, Analysts Say

Bitcoin – the world’s biggest and most popular cryptocurrency by market cap – is shooting back up. At the time of writing, the asset is trading for just over $57,000. This is a huge improvement over the $54,000 it was at a few days ago and the $49,000 per unit it was stuck at early last week. Bitcoin May Grow Again Soon For the most part, it was believed that bitcoin would likely continue its bullish patterns into the month of May, though thus far, this period is proving...

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BlackRock Is Now “Dabbling” in Crypto Futures

Asset manager BlackRock says it has made more than $350,000 in bitcoin futures over the past three months. The company has been dabbling in such futures since January and has garnered a pretty profit in return. BlackRock Is Beginning to Make Money On BTC Futures As it stands, two funds associated with BlackRock have permission to invest in crypto futures according to documentation brought forth by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). At the time of writing,...

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CME Launches 0.1 BTC Cash-Settled Futures Contracts on May 3rd

Smaller investors would be able to take advantage of CME’s regulated Bitcoin futures contracts as of May 3rd, the organization announced earlier today. This would be possible in the form of so-called Micro BTC futures contracts, which will be one-tenth the size of one bitcoin. Micro Bitcoin Futures Contracts on CME Founded over a century ago, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is among the largest global derivatives marketplaces and one of the first-ever regulated establishments...

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Bitcoin Experienced Heavy FUD During the Week

It’s certainly been a crazy week for bitcoin. The currency – which was trading for about $56,000 per unit during the early portion of the week – later fell to about $47,000, thereby losing roughly $9,000 from its price. Since then, it has spiked back to $49,000 at the time of writing, gaining $2,000. However, it still isn’t anywhere near where it was previously, and data suggests that many investors and traders as of late have been selling their coins for a profit and...

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90% Of Large Bitcoin Trades Comes From China: Report

Although Bitcoin is still officially banned in China, the country portrays the most significant chunk of BTC trading volume, new research says. Additionally, the world’s most populated continent, Asia, occupies the largest market share, whale activity, and larger trades.China Dominates The Crypto FieldChina’s government has repeatedly outlined that BTC is officially banned within the nation’s borders. Nevertheless, the country has remained one of the largest and most crucial players in the...

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