Bitcoin Futures Manipulation: How it Works and How to Reduce It

The markets were euphoric. The community was cheer-leading the imminent launch of Bitcoin futures first on the CBOE and then on the CME. Bitcoin reached its all time high. They saw this as an indication that institutional investors were just around the corner and that Bitcoin was about to “moon.” Fast forward to today and the

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Newsflash: UK Govt. Halts Royal Mint’s Plans for Gold-Backed Cryptocurrency

The UK government has blocked a Royal Mint plan to create a “digital gold” token that would trade on a cryptocurrency exchange. According to sources cited in Reuters, the British finance ministry refused to approve the 1,100-year old Mint’s plans to issue as much as $1 billion worth of “Royal Mint Gold” (RMG) tokens, which

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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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U.K. Exchange Crypto Facilities Launches Bitcoin Cash Futures

Bitcoin cash, the fourth-largest cryptocurrency, took another step into the big leagues on Friday when a European derivatives trading platform launched the first regulated, USD-denominated bitcoin cash futures. This product, which began trading on the U.K.-based Crypto Facilities on Friday at 4 p.m. local time, allows investors to bet on the future price movements of

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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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CME Bitcoin Futures Daily Volume Spikes 93% in Q2 2018

CME Group’s bitcoin futures average daily volume spiked 93% in the second quarter over the previous quarter, while open interest posted a 58% increase, the company noted on Twitter. Average daily volume jumped from 1,854 in the first quarter to 3,577 in the second quarter, while open interest rose from 1,523 to 2,405 in the

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Economist Claims Bitcoin Futures Killed the Strong Rally in Early 2018

The FED and prominent economists believe that the bitcoin futures market ultimately led the cryptocurrency market to crash and record the third worst correction in its history. Real Impact of Bitcoin Futures Yukio Noguchi, a Japanese economist, claimed in a recent column that the abrupt change in trend from a bull market to a strong

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SEC Statement on Ether ‘Clears Stumbling Block’ for Ethereum Futures: CBOE President

A top executive at the first US exchange to list bitcoin futures contracts said that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s statement that ether will not be regulated as a security will help pave the way for exchanges to list ethereum futures. CBOE Global Markets President Chris Concannon made this comment in a statement quoted by

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