Tag Archives: CME Group

All of Top 100 Cryptocurrencies See Red Amidst CFTC Price Manipulation Probe

All of Top 100 Cryptocurrencies See Red Amidst CFTC Price Manipulation Probe

Sunday, June 10: crypto markets have seen a sharp drop today, in the wake of the news that the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has launched a probe into four major crypto exchanges. All of the top-100 cryptocurrencies by market capitalization are in the red over the 24 hours to press time, while total market capitalization is down by about $20 […]

CME Group Launches ETH Reference Rate And ETH Real Time Indexes

CME Group Launches ETH Reference Rate And ETH Real Time Indexes

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) in partnership with Crypto Facilities, a UK-based digital asset exchange specializing in Bitcoin futures, have launched the CME CF Ether-Dollar Reference Rate and Real Time Index, according to an announcement May 14. The indexes will provide users access to a real-time Ether (ETH) price in US dollars. According to a press release, the CME CF Ether-Dollar […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Swiss Firms to Let Traders Short Bitcoin With New Futures Products

Swiss Firms to Let Traders Short Bitcoin With New Futures Products

Swiss asset management firm Vontobel will launch a new futures product designed to let customers bet against the price of bitcoin. To be launched on SIX Exchange this Friday, the offering will enable investors to reap gains even if the bitcoin price plunges. According to Reuters, the company will release two mini futures, a type of […]

Two More Bitcoin Futures ETFs Are Up for SEC Approval

Two More Bitcoin Futures ETFs Are Up for SEC Approval

A Maryland-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) firm has filed to launch two new bitcoin futures-based products. According to a Form S-1 dated September 27, ProShares Capital Management wants to create two bitcoin-tied funds: the ProShares Bitcoin ETF and the ProShares Short Bitcoin ETF. Like other proposed ETFs that have emerged in recent months, ProShares isn’t planning […]