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2019: The Year Washington, Silicon Valley and Beijing Faced Off Over Crypto

2019: The Year Washington, Silicon Valley and Beijing Faced Off Over Crypto

2019 has been a historic year for cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.  Global state leaders such as President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping and the President of the United States Donald Trump have made public statements addressing the dynamics of this revolutionary tech. Traditional tech companies such as messaging app giant Telegram and social media giant Facebook have made bold promises […]

Bakkt, Fidelity Will Store Galaxy Digital’s New Bitcoin Fund Holdings

Bakkt, Fidelity Will Store Galaxy Digital’s New Bitcoin Fund Holdings

Galaxy Digital is tapping Bakkt and Fidelity Digital Assets to store the bitcoin for its two new funds. Launched Tuesday, the funds are designed for accredited institutional investors with standard tax documentation and client service support. The Galaxy Bitcoin Fund requires a $25,000 minimum investment with optional quarterly redemptions. The Galaxy Institutional Bitcoin Fund requires higher minimums […]

Bakkt now plans to offer cash-settled bitcoin futures; looking to beat rival CME Group

Bakkt now plans to offer cash-settled bitcoin futures; looking to beat rival CME Group

Bakkt, a provider of physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts, is now planning to offer a cash-settled version of the product due to customer demand. “We have the intention of offering a cash-settled contract as well,” Bakkt chief operating officer Adam White told at the Invest: NYC conference on Tuesday. Bakkt, a subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent […]

Bakkt Opens Bitcoin Custody to All Institutions, Futures on Track for New ATH

Bakkt Opens Bitcoin Custody to All Institutions, Futures on Track for New ATH

The Bakkt platform has just announced that it will now allow any institutions to use its Bitcoin custody solution. Previously, only those trading the platform’s Bitcoin futures contracts had access to the Bakkt Warehouse. The news comes as Bakkt futures look on track to set another all-time high. After a rather dismal start to trading on the […]

CME Reveals Details of Upcoming Bitcoin Options Contracts

CME Reveals Details of Upcoming Bitcoin Options Contracts

CME Group has just published the specifications for its upcoming bitcoin options contracts. The Chicago exchange revealed Wednesday that each contract would be based on one of CME’s bitcoin futures contracts (which in turn consists of five bitcoin); the contracts would be quoted in U.S. dollars per bitcoin with a tick size of $25 (or $5 for […]

Bakkt to Launch Options on Its Bitcoin Futures Dec. 9

Bakkt to Launch Options on Its Bitcoin Futures Dec. 9

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is launching bitcoin options contracts through its subsidiary Bakkt. Bakkt announced Thursday that it would “launch the first regulated options contract for bitcoin futures,” adding a new product to its current slate of physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts. CEO Kelly Loeffler said in a Medium post that the contracts were built in response to customer […]

It’s Too Soon to Write Off Bakkt, Wall Street Analyst Tells ICE Investors

It’s Too Soon to Write Off Bakkt, Wall Street Analyst Tells ICE Investors

It’s too soon to write off Bakkt, despite the bitcoin futures market’s disappointingly slow start, analysts at Oppenheimer & Co. said. In an Oct. 1 research note, the equity research firm encourages investors to “not get upset” about the lackluster trading volume of Bakkt. For one thing, its parent company, Intercontinental Exchange, has plenty of other […]

Bakkt’s Slow Start Doesn’t Mean Bitcoin Futures Have Flopped

Bakkt’s Slow Start Doesn’t Mean Bitcoin Futures Have Flopped

It’s a lively time for bitcoin derivatives – or at least for those writing about them. For those trading them, it may be business as usual. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) announced Friday it is preparing to offer options trades on its bitcoin futures contract. It’s a surprising move, because options volume to date rounds […]