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Chicago Board Options Exchange Urges SEC to Move Forward With Bitcoin ETFs

Chicago Board Options Exchange Urges SEC to Move Forward With Bitcoin ETFs

According to a letter written by Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) President Chris Concannon, U.S. securities regulators should not stand in the way of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that hold cryptocurrencies from coming to the market, as they are essentially the same as other ETFs that hold commodities. The letter was in response to statements from the U.S. […]

Ripple’s XRP Just Might Be the Next Big Crypto Futures Market

Ripple’s XRP Just Might Be the Next Big Crypto Futures Market

Bitcoin futures may have been launched with tremendous fanfare – XRP futures, on the other hand, not so much. But in fact, U.K.-based startup Crypto Facilities has been operating a futures market for the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency, developed by blockchain startup Ripple Inc., for almost 18 months now. And while the company’s CEO Timo Schlaefer has been […]

UK Crypto Exchange Will Launch First ‘Physically Delivered’ Bitcoin Futures Next Month

UK Crypto Exchange Will Launch First ‘Physically Delivered’ Bitcoin Futures Next Month

UK-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinfloor will launch the world’s first “physically delivered” Bitcoin futures contracts in April 2018, an executive told Reuters March 14. Speaking to Reuters during the Futures Industry Association’s annual conference in Florida, Coinfloor’s co-founder Mark Lamb announced that the exchange would shortly unveil a dedicated futures exchange called CoinfloorEX, which would showcase the pioneering product. The […]

US: Super Bowl Ad Uses Singer Lionel Richie To Advertise BTC Futures

US: Super Bowl Ad Uses Singer Lionel Richie To Advertise BTC Futures

Super Bowl LII, the US NFL championship game played yesterday, Feb. 4 between the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots, featured a television ad from brokerage firm TD Ameritrade that advertised Bitcoin (BTC) futures. Singer Lionel Richie appeared in the US-based brokerage firm’s ad describing a customer’s ability to trade 24 hours a day, 5 days a week […]

Morgan Stanley Now Clearing Bitcoin Futures for Clients, Helping Institutions Gain Exposure

Morgan Stanley Now Clearing Bitcoin Futures for Clients, Helping Institutions Gain Exposure

Morgan Stanley is now clearing Bitcoin futures for their clients, meaning that Goldman Sachs is no longer the sole Wall Street firm doing so. Morgan Stanley joins Goldman Sachs, TD Ameritrade, E*Trade and others in clearing CME and Cboe Bitcoin futures. The reaction of the Bitcoin community has been divided over the creation of regulated Bitcoin futures, with some suggesting […]

Institutional Investors Will Bet Big on Cryptocurrencies in 2018

Institutional Investors Will Bet Big on Cryptocurrencies in 2018

Unlike the stock market, which is seeing its eight-year bull run thanks, in part, to institutional investors, crypto-markets are dominated by individual investors. This is evident by almost every metric. Crypto-exchanges, which are havens for individual investors, are overwhelmed. Popular crypto-exchange, Binance recently revealed that they added 250,000 new users in a single day. Kraken is onboarding 50,000 new […]

E-Trade Financial Launches CME Bitcoin Futures Trading

E-Trade Financial Launches CME Bitcoin Futures Trading

E-Trade Financial Corporation has started trading in CME bitcoin futures. According to its website, the online stock brokerage firm – which launched the trading of CBOE bitcoin futures last month – opened up trading of bitcoin futures from CME Group for customers as of Tuesday evening. The intraday initial margin requirement for the CME bitcoin futures […]