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NYSE Trading Floor Is to Close after Two Positive Coronavirus Tests, Electronic Trading Continues

The NYSE is closing its physical trading floor for the first time in its history independently from the electronic trading which is going on. This closure is intended to remain temporary until things change.The NYSE trading floor is set to close on Monday, the 23rd of March. This is due to the emergence of positive COVID-19 cases. Sources say that the closure is only temporary. Two people reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. The American options floor, the equities trading floor and...

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Dow Futures Plummet Another 300 Points, ECB Reveals Massive Stimulus Package

Dow Futures, as well as the market in general, are very unstable these days. The ECB announced a new Pandemic Emergency Purchase Programme to support the European economy.Yet another sad day in Wall Street as investors see their portfolios decline by the day. The Dow futures dropped 300 points during the early Thursday trading hours. The Dow Jones Industrial Average futures, which is a major U.S. stock index was 352 points lower as off 2.43 a.m ET, this implies an opening drop of 248.92...

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Bakkt Will Strongly Focus on Consumer Adoption in 2020, Says ICE CEO

ICE CEO Jeffrey Sprecher noted that Bakkt is the main booster for ICE’s growth and that the key focus for Bakkt in 2020 is consumer adoption.Bakkt, a company that is backed by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) which is also the proprietor to NYSE, will focus primarily on consumer adoption in the fiscal year 2020. This is according to ICE CEO, Jeffrey Sprecher who spoke during the Intercontinental Exchange’s Q4 earnings on Thursday, February 06, 2020.According to Sprecher, after Bakkt...

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NYSE Owner ICE Makes $30B Move for eBay

ICE has offered to buy the American multinational e-commerce corporation eBay at a staggering price of $30 billion. However, there have been no formal talks between the two firms yet.The New York Stock Exchange proprietor  ICE has offered to buy the American multinational e-Commerce corporation eBay and add $2 billion more than the initial set price by the company ($28 billion). The news came at a time when the eBay shares (EBAY INC) were struggling to break the resistance zone at $36 for the...

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IBM Stock Rises Yesterday More Than in Last 10 Years

The New York Securities Exchange (NYSE) market shows the Wednesdays boost has resulted in a cool-down, with a visible 3% profit. IBM has its fourth-quarter sales stable from year to year, totaling $21.8 billion. However, IBM bought Red Hat on July 9, 2019. Then, promised a 60% premium bonus for the workers of Red Hat if they hurry up with developing the hybrid-cloud server software.IBM is showing a big interest in the open-source software company which is probably one of the few software...

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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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Bakkt Launches Bitcoin Options and Cash-Settled Futures

As Bakkt has announced in its blog post, Bitcoin monthly options and cash-settled futures are now available.The recent post provides more details on these new offerings.Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) monthly options are based on the benchmark Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) Monthly Futures contract. It is the first CFTC regulated product of this kind. These options will offer new opportunities for trading and earning for traders from all over the world.Bakkt Bitcoin (USD) cash-settled futures are now available, as...

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Blockchain Arm of Ping An Insurance OneConnect Gives Details for its IPO Valued at $468M

OneConnect Financial Technology which is the artificial intelligence and blockchain arm of Ping An Insurance that is easily one of the largest insurance firms in China has come forth with the terms for its IPO valued at $468 Million. Sources indicate that based on the F-1 Filing of its prospectus with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the firm intends to conduct the initial public offering which is aimed at raising between $432 million and $504 million via issuing...

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NYSE-Listed Silvergate Is the Year’s Winner in Both Traditional and Crypto Sector

As we are coming to the year’s end we somehow always tend to look in the past to reconcile what was good and what wasn’t. Speaking of the IPOs, we can surely say this year was marked by numerous IPO failures with more than half of stock market debuts now trading below their initial offering.We can just mention hail-raiding companies as are Uber and Lyft who were probably the biggest losers of the year. However, there were also plenty of unicorns that got smashed in 2019 including Peloton (the...

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SoftBank Unleashes SBC Wallet Cards Featuring Built-In Blockchain Wallet

The current roller-coaster that has hit the crypto space does not seem to prevent new investments in the industry. In that connection, Tokyo-based telecommunications conglomerate SoftBank has introduced a new bank card. The firm says that it can be used either as a traditional debit card or blockchain wallet.According to a December 1 press release, SoftBank has come up with a debit card that has a built-in blockchain wallet functions. This milestone development was made in partnership with...

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