Bitcoin Futures Trading Rose 41 Percent in Q3: CME

Bitcoin futures trading volumes continued to rise in Q3, with derivatives exchange CME reporting a 41 percent quarter-over-quarter increase in average daily volume. Bitcoin Futures Volumes See Major Bump in Q3 During Q3, the exchange averaged 5,053 contracts — each equivalent to 5 BTC — traded during each daily trading session, representing 25,265 BTC in

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Bitcoin Futures Helped Cryptocurrency Market Achieve ‘More Sustainable Level’: CFTC Chairman

J. Christopher Giancarlo CFTC bitcoinWhen derivatives exchanges CBOE and CME launched the first regulated U.S. bitcoin futures contracts, many cryptocurrency bulls thought that this event would lead to a wave of institutional investment and propel the market toward even greater highs. Just days later, the yearlong bitcoin price rally stalled, and the flagship cryptocurrency — followed soon after by

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Newsflash: Bitcoin Price Pops to $6,745 ahead of Quarterly Futures Expiration

The bitcoin price broke out of its early-week slump on Thursday, scrambling back above $6,700 to return to its weekend levels. Bitcoin had entered the week near $6,700 after briefly extending as high as $6,815 last Friday. However, the flagship cryptocurrency took a moderate dip on Monday, a correction that ultimately forced BTC below $6,400

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Kraken Trolls NY Regulators, Accuses OAG of Manipulating Bitcoin Futures

Cryptocurrency exchange Kraken is not backing down from its standoff with the New York attorney general’s office (OAG). Crypto Exchange Asks Whether OAG Employees Manipulated Bitcoin Futures In a series of tweets published over the last two days, the San Francisco-based company, which operates the world’s largest 16th-largest cryptocurrency exchange as measured by daily volume,

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NY Crypto Exchange Report Bearish for Bitcoin ETF Plans

A new report drafted by the New York attorney general’s office (OAG) alleges that a significant number of cryptocurrency exchanges may be vulnerable to market manipulation, a finding that could prove ominous for hopes among investors that federal regulators will approve a bitcoin ETF or other exchange-traded crypto products in the near-term. 3 CME-Partnered Exchanges

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Breaking: World’s Biggest Stock Exchange Operator is Launching a Bitcoin Market

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), has announced that will list a physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts and form a new company intended to make bitcoin a mainstream financial asset. ICE made the groundbreaking announcement on Friday, revealing that the new platform — Bakkt — has been developed in partnership

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OKEx Initiates ‘Clawback’ after Bitcoin Futures Market Unable to Cover $420 Million Liquidation

OKEx has moved to protect its futures market with an injection of 2500 BTC into the exchange’s insurance fund from its own capital after a forced liquidation on July 31st threatened to destabilize its operations. The futures contract amounted to a staggering $420 million worth of BTC. OKEx moved swiftly to counter this liquidation with

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CME Won’t Be Listing New Cryptocurrency Futures Anytime Soon: CEO

CME Group, the second regulated U.S. derivatives market to list bitcoin futures and by far the largest trading venue for these products, will not be listing any new cryptocurrency futures anytime soon, the firm’s chief executive said on Thursday. Speaking with Bloomberg Television, CME Group CEO Terry Duffy said that the reputation of his firm

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Wall Street Traded $572 Million in Bitcoin Futures During Tuesday’s Bull Run

The bitcoin price is rallying, and this time, it looks like Wall Street has shown up to the party. On Tuesday, bitcoin brief briefly broached the $8,500 threshold on Bitfinex for the first time since mid-May, and while it has since pulled back several hundred dollars from that two-month high, it has nevertheless risen 10

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Institutional Investors Swap Bitcoin Futures for Physical BTC in Wall Street First

Bitcoin took a significant step toward becoming a mainstream financial instrument this week, as two institutional investors completed the first-ever exchange for physical (EFP) transaction involving bitcoin futures. The CME EFP Bitcoin transaction, facilitated by E D & F Man Capital Markets, a registered futures commission merchant, and itBit, an institutional-grade cryptocurrency exchange, saw two

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