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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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Early BitMEX Investor Files Suit Against the Platform

BitMEX – one of the world’s largest and most prominent bitcoin and cryptocurrency exchanges – is being sued by one of its early investors over potential fraud and lost equity.BitMEX Is In Trouble All Over AgainThe plaintiff in this case is a former JPMorgan derivatives trader named Frank Amato. He and his company RGB Coin are looking to garner $300 million in restitution from BitMEX and its head executive Arthur Hayes, who also owns a company called HDR Global Trading.Amato claims he was one...

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U.S. SEC Gives Consent to Bitcoin Futures Fund

After in September, Bakkt’s physically-backed Bitcoin futures platform finally started its work, a lot of crypto believers wondered what is next. Well, there is something. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) recently approved a new investment fund that will invest in Bitcoin futures contracts. The registration statement filed by Stone Ridge Trust VI for the NYDIG Bitcoin Strategy Fund began with its work on Monday after the company, already in October filed Form N-2 with the...

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U.S. CFTC Chairman Unsure about Libra’s Status

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CFTC Chairman Bullish on Bitcoin and Blockchain

The last couple of years have seen national governments grappling with how to regulate Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Some of them have been hostile to virtual currencies while others have been more accepting. The United States is no exception to this difficulty, but the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is one federal agency that is actually supportive of Bitcoin and blockchain. This bullish view was reinforced by CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert when he appeared on CNBC’s “The...

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CFTC Chairman: The United States Should Lead Blockchain Innovation

Heath Tarbert, the Chairman of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), said at a conference yesterday that the country should increase its involvement in digital currencies and blockchain. He also called for action in terms of regulatory clarity.The U.S. To Lead Blockchain InnovationsThe chairman of the CFTC attended a conference on Tuesday and spoke about the involvement of US officials in blockchain and digital assets, in general. According to him, the country should be more...

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#734 Bitcoin Death Cross, Anonyme Coins auf Vormarsch & Trump hat Bitcoin gezähmt

Hey Krypto Fans, willkommen zur Bitcoin-Informant Show Nr. 734. Heute geht’s um folgende Themen: Bitcoin Kurs bedroht durch das Death Cross, Kriminelle werden in anonyme Coins getrieben & Trump Administration hat Bitcoin Blase zum Platzen gebracht. 1.) Bitcoin Kurs bedroht durch das Death Cross? Bearisher Indikator bahnt sich anhttps://cryptomonday.de/bitcoin-kurs-bedroht-durch-das-death-cross-bearisher-indikator-bahnt-sich-an/ 4.) Bitcoin Informant bei iTunes als...

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CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert Expects Ethereum Futures to Arrive by 2020

Heath Tarbert, the chairman of the United States Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) says that the first Ethereum futures will arrive by 2020. Just ten days back, the CFTC chairman confirmed that Ethereum is a ‘commodity’ just like Bitcoin.Speaking at the DC Fintech Week at Georgetown University, Tarbert told Chris Brummer that ETH futures could “absolutely” arrive within the next six to twelve months. He cautioned that launching new futures contracts doesn’t mean there’s...

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CME Group Says Institutional Players Have Increased Appetite for Bitcoin Futures Contracts

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group, a global derivatives marketplace with a wide range of futures and options products, has said that in the last quarter, its Bitcoin futures offering has increased considerably in popularity. According to the CME Group its open contracts surged by 61 percent in number from the same period about a year ago.The CME Group has said that the reason for this is a significant increase in demand from institutional entities that have increased their appetite...

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SEC, CFTC and FinCEN Release Joint Statement for Crypto Regulation

A joint statement on the use of digital assets and specific laws operators must abide by, has been released. On Friday the 11th, three of the most binding regulatory authorities in the financial space, released the statement, stating specifics about the crypto sector and reminding all participants that certain already laid down laws regarding financial services in the U.S., must be strictly adhered to.The regulatory bodies including the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC),...

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