Tag Archives: Bitcoin Futures

Bakkt Sets July Test Date for Bitcoin Futures

Bakkt Sets July Test Date for Bitcoin Futures

Bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt announced it was moving forward with its plan to launch physically-settled bitcoin futures products Monday. In a blog post, Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler wrote that Bakkt had “worked closely” with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the regulatory agency in charge of overseeing derivatives products in the country, and would be […]

NYSE Owner Buys Crypto Custodian in Latest Push to Offer Bitcoin

NYSE Owner Buys Crypto Custodian in Latest Push to Offer Bitcoin

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which owns the New York Stock Exchange, made a splash last August with big plans to get into the Bitcoin business. Those ambitions, however, have been stymied by regulatory delays, leading ICE on Monday to announce a series of measures to jumpstart its efforts. Most notably, ICE has acquired a crypto custodian service called Digital Asset […]

CME BITCOIN FUTURES VOLUME SOARS AMID BUOYANT PRICE

CME BITCOIN FUTURES VOLUME SOARS AMID BUOYANT PRICE

CME FUTURES: RAGS TO RICHES IN 2 WEEKS After Bitcoin price (BTC) $3992.38 +0.24% rose to almost $4000 within 24 hours, CME saw a daily all-time high of over 18,000 contracts trading on February 19. The data confirmed the correlation between futures activity and price, with BTC/USD since halting its advance to hover around $3970. The activity bucks a trend, […]

Bakkt Makes Initial Hiring Push for Bitcoin Futures Exchange

Bakkt Makes Initial Hiring Push for Bitcoin Futures Exchange

Ahead of its hotly anticipated launch, bitcoin futures exchange Bakkt has launched a hiring campaign. Eight new job posting were published Tuesday on the company’s website. Bakkt is looking for several experienced software developers, including mobile and blockchain developers; an institutional sales manager with experience in North America or Asia; and three higher-level positions including a director […]

Nasdaq Comms VP Confirms Bitcoin Futures in H1 2019: ‘We’re Doing This No Matter What’

Nasdaq Comms VP Confirms Bitcoin Futures in H1 2019: ‘We’re Doing This No Matter What’

On Monday (3 December 2018), Joseph Christinat, Vice President of Communications at Nasdaq, confirmed that the second-largest exchange in the world (by market cap) will definitely be launching a Bitcoin futures product in the first half of 2019. We first head about Nasdaq’s upcoming Bitcoin futures last week during the “Consensus: Invest 2018” conference in New York City. Here is a tweet […]

Crypto Market Recovers to $210 Billion, Tokens Surge as Ethereum Rises 4%

Crypto Market Recovers to $210 Billion, Tokens Surge as Ethereum Rises 4%

In the past 24 hours, despite the strong downtrend of major cryptocurrencies, the crypto market demonstrated a quick recovery from this week’s losses. On August 14, as the BItcoin price dipped below the $6,000 mark, the valuation of the crypto market plummeted below the $200 billion mark. At its lowest point of this year, the […]

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, TRON: Price Analysis, August 06

Bitcoin, Ethereum, Ripple, Bitcoin Cash, EOS, Litecoin, Cardano, Stellar, IOTA, TRON: Price Analysis, August 06

The crypto world had cheered the prospects of Bitcoin futures trading last year. However, Bitcoin (BTC) prices topped out just as Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) futures began trading. Though not directly responsible for the fall, the futures traders have had an effect on the price, as they shorted the cryptocurrency when it was closer to its lifetime highs. […]

Bloomberg: Goldman Sachs Plans ‘Crypto Custody’ Offering, Despite Bleak Market Predictions

Bloomberg: Goldman Sachs Plans ‘Crypto Custody’ Offering, Despite Bleak Market Predictions

Goldman Sachs plans to “offer [clients] custody for crypto funds,” insider sources told Bloomberg August 6, as the investment bank says it remains “undecided” on its cryptocurrency plans. As the publication reports, Goldman, which in May first hinted it would trade Bitcoin futures, now aims to offer various products linked to digital assets “in response to client interest.” “In response to […]

Bitcoin Breaks $8,000 as Selected Alts See Slight Recovery

Bitcoin Breaks $8,000 as Selected Alts See Slight Recovery

July 24: Bitcoin (BTC) broke through the $8,000 price point this morning, as the top cryptocurrency continues to outperform most other crypto assets, according to data from Coin360. In the days following the strong upswing that kicked off across the crypto market on July 16 and accelerated further on July 17, Bitcoin has sustained positive momentum while other alts slid into negative territory. […]