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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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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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What Are Bitcoin Price Gaps? How Can They Affect The Price?

There are many ways in which cryptocurrency trading resembles the traditional ones, but there are just as many differences, as well. That’s why it’s possible to use regular definitions, but they need to be appropriately adjusted and related according to the specifics of cryptocurrencies.Price gaps, for example, are something seen quite regularly within traditional markets, and we can already see them becoming a factor to consider when it comes to Bitcoin price analysis as well.What Are Price...

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Merged TD Ameritrade and Charles Schwab Could Balance Fidelity’s Crypto Domination

There are rumors that the bank and stock brokerage company The Charles Schwab Corp. is negotiating a purchase of online broker TD Ameritrade. The two companies are the largest publicly-traded discount brokers in the United States but it is interesting to see what would this merger mean for the cryptocurrency trading.But, let’s start from the beginning. Nebraskan TD Ameritrade has been crypto-friendly for a longer time now – meaning, its clients had the possibility to trade Bitcoin futures...

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Bitcoin Futures Market Is Changing Cryptocurrency Landscape

In the last few months, Bitcoin futures trading is on the rise, beating up to 50% of the total spot market on 13 well-known exchanges. The futures market helps to keep the price less volatile, and it increases liquidity via the attraction of new investors. Wise actors always made predictions that cryptocurrencies would co-exist with the current banking and stock markets. They are not doing any substantial harm to banks and classic exchanges. Instead, cryptocurrencies add fungibility and...

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Will Bakkt’s Bitcoin Options Change the Cryptocurrency Industry?

To refresh our memory, Bakkt, which is backed by New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), recently in late September launched its long-awaited Bitcoin Futures platform, where investors and traders can physically exchange Bitcoin. Now, after the exchange has hit new record volumes, Bakkt announced that they will be offering Bitcoin options by December 9, 2019. “Options allow investors and traders to do different things, and will facilitate new and important...

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We’re Close to Bitcoin ETF Approval, Says Optimistic Bitwise Executive

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has been in an unofficial fight with the cryptocurrency sector in general. The Commission is generally regarded as unsupportive of the sector especially with its repeated disapproval and postponement of its decision to allow Bitcoin Exchange Traded Funds (Bitcoin ETF). However, an executive from Bitwise Asset Management seems to believe strongly that the upcoming SEC ruling will come in the company’s favor.Speaking to CNBC on its ETF...

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Bitcoin Will Not Be Listed On Major Exchanges Without Better Regulation, Says SEC Chairman

Generally, the fact that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is not very supportive of the cryptocurrency industry is no longer news. The SEC has many times before, spoken out against cryptocurrencies because of their volatility and unregulated nature.Even efforts to launch Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF), have been largely unsuccessful as a few days ago, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) withdrew its application to float the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF, just...

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CBOE BZX Exchange Withdraws Bitcoin ETF Filed by VanEck/SolidX

The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) BZX Exchange has withdrawn the proposed rule change in the Bitcoin ETF proposal issued by the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin Trust. The SEC notice on Tuesday, September 17 states that CBOE decided to withdraw its proposal last week on September 13.The VanEck SolidX Trust filed for the Bitcoin exchange-traded-fund (ETF) with the SEC earlier this year on January 30. Nearly after a month on February 20, 2019, the Federal Register published the filing.Over the...

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CME Group Seeks CFTC Permission to Double Its Bitcoin Futures Trading Cap

Photo: ShutterstockThe Chicago Mercantile Group (CME) has seen a massive surge in the trading volumes for its Bitcoin futures contracts, over the last few months. Taking a step ahead, the CME group has requested the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to allow it to double the trading limits from 5000 BTC to 10,000 BTC tokens.Currently, CFTC has kept an upper limit of 1000 Bitcoin Futures contracts per individual trader using the CME platform. In a letter to CFTC, the CME Group...

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