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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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CME Group Set to Launch Bitcoin Futures Options on January 13

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has previously allowed several crypto derivatives products to enter the market. In that context, CME Group, which offers Bitcoin futures, plans to launch options on BTC futures on January 13, 2020.While responding to the growing interest in cryptos and customer demand for tools to manage Bitcoin exposure, CME Group decided to launch options on BTC futures. As we highlighted earlier, the firm officially confirmed this launch last...

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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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OKEx Introduces Bitcoin Options Trades for a Few Clients Before January Launch

OKEx crypto exchange officially announced the launch of Bitcoin options trading for a chosen few clients. This has happened ahead of a public launch on January 9, 2020. In a December 26 press release, the third-largest crypto exchange by daily trading volume worldwide has confirmed that the new contract will be settled daily in Bitcoin.Increasing Hedging Strategies Options for OKEx TradersAn options contract is a popular derivative that lets traders hedge against asset price swings in all...

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Relying on Bitcoin’s Halving Price Pump Could Be a Huge Mistake, Warns Asset Manager

Bitcoin Asset manager claims most firms looking to speculate on bitcoin will use derivatives market instead of the underlying asset. The market share of physical oil compared to oil derivatives plummeted when futures trading was introduced. ‘Financialization’ of bitcoin will distort its innate pricing mechanism. Don’t count on a halving pump in 2020. The tendency for bitcoin to multiply in value following regularly scheduled halving events should not be relied on in 2020.That’s according to...

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Kelly Loeffler Steps Down As Former PayPal Exec Becomes Bakkt’s New CEO

Bakkt, the Bitcoin Futures trading platform of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has recently appointed a new CEO as Kelly Loeffler stepped down. The former CPO of the company, Mike Blandina, will take her role, and, at the same time, the former COO, Adam White, will serve as President.New CEO and President of BakktBakkt has recently announced a change of leadership within the company, starting from December 20th. The Bitcoin Futures trading platform of the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE)...

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Binance Sinks Funds in FTX Platform and Invades Australia with Online Bitcoin Trading

Binance has made a minority investment in the derivatives exchange FTX becoming the first outsider investor in the firm. As part of the deal announced on December 19, the crypto trading platform company acquired equity in the FTX derivatives firm. Additionally, it bought long positions in the FTX native Token, FTT. In that context, Sam Bankman-Fried, FTX founder and CEO said:“The investment will help accelerate the growth of FTX with support and strategic advisory from Binance while FTX...

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Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Breaks All Time High at $45.56 Million

Bitcoin price has jumped back above $7000 gaining over 7% in the last 24 hours. This price jump in Bitcoin is reportedly due to a massive spike in the Bakkt Bitcoin Futures volume. Thus, despite the Bitcoin price volatility, institutional trading for Bitcoin seems on the rise.A Twitter handle dubbed Bakkt Volume Bot has highlighted this rise.∙ Today's volume so far: 6312 BTC ($45.56 million)∙ Last traded price: $7,218∙ Trading day progress: 83%∙ Current daily Bakktarget™: 6994 BTC ($50.48...

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ErisX Launches Its Physically-Settled Bitcoin Futures to Compete Bakkt

In direct competition to ICE‘s Bakkt platform, cryptocurrency exchange ErisX has launched its physically-settled Bitcoin futures contracts. In an official announcement on Monday, December 17, ErisX said that it will make its futures contracts available in the U.S. as of now.The product dubbed “Futures Digital Currency Products” will start trading today onwards from 8:00 a.m. Central Time (14:00 UTC). As per CoinDesk, ErisX’s Bitcoin futures will trade alongside its existing cryptocurrency...

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