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P2P Exchange Hodl Hodl Announces New Prediction Market

P2P Exchange Hodl Hodl Announces New Prediction Markets StrategyOn Feb. 27, KYC-free cryptocurrency exchange Hodl Hodl announced a new service called Predictions, which will soon be added to the peer-to-peer trading platform. Hodl Hodl believes prediction markets are useful financial instruments within the crypto ecosystem that offer an incentive for those forecasting the specific outcome of an event. Also read: What Does the […]

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Regulators Explain Why Bitcoin Futures Are Easier to Approve Than Bitcoin ETFs

Regulators Explain Why Bitcoin Futures Are Easier to Approve Than Bitcoin ETFsCommissioners of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have come together to discuss their regulatory approaches to bitcoin futures contracts and bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The two regulators are also open to collaborating on their oversight of crypto investment products. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, […]

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Indonesia’s Futures Regulator Issues New Rules for Crypto Assets

Indonesia's Futures Regulator Issues New Rules for Crypto AssetsIndonesia’s Futures Exchange Supervisory Board (Bappebti) has announced new regulations on the implementation of physical markets for crypto assets in futures trading. The rules focus on good governance for cryptocurrency tradèrs, legal certainty and consumer protection. They will also require the regulator to establish a physical market for futures trading in virtual currencies. Also read: Crypto […]

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BTC Futures Volume Plummets Heading Into 2019

Research carried out by Tradeblock has found the combined trade volume across the futures contracts offered by Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) plummet relative to spot market volume during the second half of 2018. Also Read: Mt. Gox Creditors Neither Need nor Deserve This Kind of ‘Hero’ BTC Futures Volume Rivals […]

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Bitcoin Futures Volume Spike As Cboe Awaits ETF Decision

Bitcoin Futures Volume Spike As Cboe Awaits ETF DecisionEveryone knows that bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices have been on a steady decline since the last month of 2017. While digital asset spot prices have been quite volatile, bitcoin futures products provided by two of the world’s largest derivatives exchanges, Cboe and CME Group, have seen a steady increase in trade volume and more liquidity […]

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As Bitcoin Futures Volumes Increase Credit Agencies Look to Downgrade Dealers

As Bitcoin Futures Volumes Increase Credit Agencies Look to Downgrade DealersThis past April, news.Bitcoin.com reported on the Bitcoin futures markets offered by the two derivatives giants Cboe and CME Group and how contract volumes were steadily rising. This month, while BTC-spot prices slide to significant lows, both futures products from these two companies are still seeing increased demand for contracts. Also Read: A New Cryptocurrency Radio […]

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CFTC’s Christopher Giancarlo Criticizes Outdated Regulatory Mandate

CFTC's Christopher Giancarlo Criticizes Outdated Regulatory MandateThe chairman of the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Christopher Giancarlo, recently discussed the challenges associated with assessing the regulatory implications of bitcoin and cryptocurrency according to the CFTC’s “decades[-]old” legislative mandate. Also Read: Openbazaar Co-Founder Expresses Frustration Over BTC Fees CFTC Chairman Criticizes 1930’s Legislative Apparatus In a recent interview with CNBC, Mr. […]

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Bitcoin Futures Markets See a Big Uptick in Trade Volume

Bitcoin Futures Markets See a Big Uptick in Trade VolumeBitcoin prices and cryptocurrency spot markets, in general, have been recovering after the downturn that took place from mid-December 2017 up until three weeks ago. At the time, when BTC derivatives products were introduced to the public, futures contracts got off to a slow start. Now bitcoin-based futures markets from the Chicago Board Options Exchange […]

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Institutional Demand for Bitcoin and Crypto Resurges

Institutional Demand for Bitcoin and Crypto ResurgesReports are increasingly indicating that bitcoin’s recent drop of 70% from its December record highs of nearly $20,000 has spurred a renewed interest in the BTC and cryptocurrency markets from institutional investors. Also Read: Markets Update: Broken Trendlines and Bullish Bounces Reports Indicate Influx of Institutional Investment Jeffrey Van de Leemput, an analyst working for Cryptocampus, […]

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Philippines Regulator Issues Warning to Cloud Mining Participants

Philippines Regulator Issues Warning to Cloud Mining ParticipantsThis week the Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) revealed to the public that it plans to enforce securities regulations against cloud mining operations. According to the SEC’s statement, the regulatory agency believes these types of contracts should be defined as “securities.” Also read: ‘Cryptomatoes’ Using Excess Mining Heat to Grow Produce Philippines Securities and Exchange […]

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