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Bitcoin Price Sees Second Dip Below $6K This Year as CME Futures Expire

Bitcoin Price Sees Second Dip Below $6K This Year as CME Futures Expire

Bitcoin fell below $6,000 for the second time in a week Friday, June 29, the day CME Group’s Bitcoin futures end their last day of trading for the month. Data from Cointelegraph’s price index and Coin360.io show Bitcoin continuing a trend of declines in the run-up to futures expiration dates. At press time Friday, BTC/USD is trading around $5,850, down […]

Bitcoin’s Volatility at Yearly Low, Signalling Bottom, Says President of Blue Line Futures

Bitcoin’s Volatility at Yearly Low, Signalling Bottom, Says President of Blue Line Futures

Bitcoin’s volatility is now at its lowest level in more than a year, signalling a likely bottom, futures broker Bill Baruch said in an analysis for CNBC Monday, June 18. The Blue Line Futures president noted that after the leading cryptocurrency lost as much as 70 percent in value since its peak in December 2017, Bitcoin’s (BTC) decreased volatility […]

Hodler’s Digest, June 11-17: A Regulatory Win for Ethereum and a Falling Market

Hodler’s Digest, June 11-17: A Regulatory Win for Ethereum and a Falling Market

Top Stories This Week Fundstrat’s Tom Lee Points To Bitcoin Futures As Reason For Price Declines Tom Lee released a report this week that posited that the reason for the falling price of Bitcoin can be linked to the expiration of Bitcoin futures contracts. According to Lee, Bitcoin’s price usually drops around 10 days before the expiration of the […]

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. […]

Cboe Prods SEC on Bitcoin ETF Approval in New Letter

Cboe Prods SEC on Bitcoin ETF Approval in New Letter

A senior executive for Cboe Global Markets believes that the market could support the launch of a bitcoin exchange-traded product (ETP), according to a new letter sent to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Chris Concannon, the firm’s president, didn’t directly push the agency to approve such a product. Rather, he cited data collected by the company […]

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 […]

Ether Takes Step Toward Institutional Trading in US

Ether Takes Step Toward Institutional Trading in US

ConsenSys, the New York-based blockchain application startup, has announced today it is partnering with TrueDigital, a new affiliate of online interest rate swap marketplace trueEx, in an effort to develop a benchmark price for ethereum’s ether cryptocurrency. According to an announcement, the two firms are planning to design a target reference index for the price […]

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 […]