Tag Archives: Bitcoin Futures

Data Shows Bitcoin’s Progression From Retail To Institutional Asset

Data Shows Bitcoin’s Progression From Retail To Institutional Asset

As Bitcoin matures, a wider range of investors begins to consider the asset as an investment to add to their portfolios. New data shows exactly how Bitcoin is stepping out of the shadows of niche communities and has entered into the mainstream, attracting not only retail investors but a steady amount of institutional investors as well. Crypto […]

Bitcoin Futures Expiration, Soaring Open Interest Could Signal Major Move Ahead

Bitcoin Futures Expiration, Soaring Open Interest Could Signal Major Move Ahead

The institutional traders on CME Group’s Bitcoin futures trading desk and the retail traders and crypto whales trading on BitMEX often dominate the market and dictate where the market goes next. With Bitcoin futures contract expiry coming up this Friday, and with BitMEX open interest soaring to new highs every hour, an incredibly massive and volatile move […]

State Street: 38% of Clients Will Put More Money into Digital Assets in 2020

State Street: 38% of Clients Will Put More Money into Digital Assets in 2020

The majority of asset managers that bank with State Street are interested in digital assets such as bitcoin, but none have asked the global custodian to store them yet. “We’re talking to them less about ‘Can you custody this,’ and more about how we can work together to make sure these changes aren’t disruptive to […]

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 […]