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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. […]

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 […]

Former FDIC Chair Says ‘We Don’t Ban Assets,’ Bitcoin Just Needs To Be Regulated

Former FDIC Chair Says ‘We Don’t Ban Assets,’ Bitcoin Just Needs To Be Regulated

Sheila Bair, former US Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) chair, told CNBC’s “Fast Money” on Friday, Jan. 19 that there is no precedent to ban Bitcoin (BTC) as an asset, but there is a need for additional regulation of digital currencies. Bair had previously written a December 2017 op-ed on Yahoo along the same theme of more regulation without any bans against BTC. […]

Down 14 Percent: Bitcoin Charts Bearish Amid Asia Concerns

Down 14 Percent: Bitcoin Charts Bearish Amid Asia Concerns

Bitcoin is taking a hit today, touching 3.5 week lows at the time of writing. Data source OnChainFX indicates that bitcoin (BTC) has depreciated by 14 percent in the last 24 hours. At press time, prices were was at $11,966 levels, according to CoinDesk’s Bitcoin Price Index. Notably, the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization is down 40 […]