Tag Archives: Bitcoin Futures

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 […]

Bakkt to Require $3.9K Down Payment on Bitcoin Futures Contracts

Bakkt to Require $3.9K Down Payment on Bitcoin Futures Contracts

Bakkt has officially revealed the initial deposits its customers will have to make to margin trade its bitcoin futures products. In a new notice posted Tuesday, ICE Futures U.S. – the actual futures exchange Bakkt’s contracts are trading on – announced the initial hedge and speculative requirements for customers, as well as its monthly rate add-ons. According to […]

Bitcoin Futures Trading At The CME Reach $370 Million In Daily Average Volume

Bitcoin Futures Trading At The CME Reach $370 Million In Daily Average Volume

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) is currently registering an average daily trading volume of $370 million in Bitcoin futures. This is according to the Managing Director of the CME Group, Tim McCourt. This represents an increase of 132% compared to the same period last year. BTC Futures Daily Volume At The CME Expanded 132% The CME is […]

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 […]