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Bakkt Launching New Bitcoin Options for its Futures Contracts in “Industry First”

The Bakkt platform is getting set to launch new Bitcoin trading derivatives. As of December, users of the regulated platform will be able to trade the Bakkt Bitcoin Options contract. Although off to a very slow start, yesterday saw volume on…
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CBOE Will Not List Bitcoin Futures in March, Cites Need to Assess Crypto Derivatives

The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) will not add a new Bitcoin (BTC) futures market in March, the firm said in a statement on March 14. Per the statement, CBOE is re-evaluating how it approaches trading digital assets. CBOE said: “CFE…
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Derivatives Giant Fidelity Investments Receives and Passes on the Lightning Torch

Financial derivatives giant Fidelity Investments received and passed on the Lightning Torch, as revealed by tweet by the company sent on Feb. 22. Just like the Olympic torch, the Lightning Torch is being passed between members of the Lightning…
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CME Bitcoin Futures See Record Volumes, Crucial Signal For Rising Institutional Demand

This week saw the highest ever volume for Bitcoin futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as volume exceeded 18,000. The big signal is that institutional investors are paying attention as futures contracts get snapped up at an ever-increasing…
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Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Chief Confident About Future for Bakkt and Crypto 

The ongoing regulatory delays and hurdles imposed by the US government have not dampened the enthusiasm for crypto related products such as the highly anticipated Bakkt launch. Bakkt Will be a ‘Moonshot Bet’ The Intercontinental…
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Ethereum Consensus Shift Could Delay Any Derivatives Products

The biggest thing on the launch pad this year is the Bakkt crypto exchange which is currently in a holding pattern while US government employees twiddle their thumbs during Trump’s shutdown. Several other contenders are hopeful about Ethereum…
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Bitcoin Futures Battle Heats Up With New Player, Will it Drive Crypto Market Recovery?

A lot of hopes have been pinned on institutional heavyweights entering the crypto space in 2019. The promise of more Bitcoin futures and crypto products from the big players could be the catalyst that drives market recovery. A new exchange has…
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Coinbase is Reportedly Exploring a Bitcoin ETF, Taps BlackRock for Expertise

San Francisco-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is reportedly considering adding a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) to its arsenal, and has been in talks with the world’s largest global investment management firm, BlackRock Inc. Coinbase…
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Crypto Markets Rally as US Investors get Exposure to Bitcoin ETN

Cryptocurrency markets are tentatively posting green numbers again after a disastrous start to August. Has the price just stopped letting blood or is the announcement of a Bitcoin ETN becoming available to US investors driving the minor upswing? Swedish…
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Goldman Sachs Considers Offering Cryptocurrency Custody Services

New York-based multinational investment bank Goldman Sachs is making another step forward in its bet on the cryptocurrency market. The firm, led by chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein, is reportedly considering a plan to offer custody for cryptocurrency…