Indonesia Passes Rules for Trading of Cryptocurrency Futures

An Indonesian financial watchdog has set out new regulations for the trading of crypto assets on futures exchanges in the country.

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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Crypto Futures Platform ErisX Hires Execs From Barclays and YouTube

Crypto trading firm ErisX has hired a COO from megabank Barclays and a head of infrastructure from YouTube.

Kraken Acquires Futures Startup In Deal Worth At Least $100 Million

Kraken has inked a “nine-figure" deal that now makes it the only crypto exchange to offer regulated futures trading in Europe.

Wall Street Crypto Products May Have to Wait as US Regulators Confront Backlog

The SEC and CFTC have five weeks of work to catch up on, and crypto advocates have no illusions that bitcoin ETFs and the like are a priority.

Understanding Cryptocurrency Options – An Alternative Way to Trade Crypto

Crypto proponents have been excited by the launch of bitcoin futures and options, but many are unfamiliar with the fundamentals. Bitcoin options are a popular way to take advantage of a volatile market by strategically hedging some of the risk. To clear up the jargon associated with the most common form of derivatives trading, analysts here […]

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NYSE Operator’s Long-Awaited Crypto Platform Bakkt Announces New Key Vacancies

The cryptocurrency company owned by the Intercontinental Exchange, Bakkt, announced that they are hiring upper management

Lack of ETNs Keeps Wall Street Away From Bitcoin, Says CBOE Analyst Ed Tilly

A lack of Bitcoin exchange-traded notes is preventing Wall Street institutional investors from joining the crypto space, according to Cboe Global Markets CEO Ed Tilly

Demystifying Bitcoin Futures Trading

Bitcoin is still a young and inefficient market, as evidenced by its many peculiarities. For example, contracts for bitcoin futures on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) have been trading in backwardation, which means contracts with a later expiration are trading consecutively lower. This is not a bearish indicator for prices, however, analysts explain. Also […]

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Launch Timeline for Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures to Be Clarified Early 2019: ICE

The operator of the NYSE says timing for Bakkt’s daily Bitcoin futures contract will be announced in early 2019


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