CME’s Bitcoin Futures Hit New Records

Ever since the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) announced it was ending its bitcoin futures products back in March, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) has seen a huge influx of bitcoin derivatives volumes. During the second week of May, CME’s bitcoin futures touched a milestone when it surpassed 33,000 contracts ($1.3 billion notional value)…

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ErisX’s Spot Market: More Institutional Participation and Regulatory Oversight Coming to Crypto?

United States-based cryptocurrency exchange ErisX recently announced the public launch of its spot market trading, a move that takes the company a step closer to its goal of being a one-stop shop for the trading of spot and futures contracts in a regulated environment. Per the information on its product page, ErisX will support dollar…

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Hodler’s Digest, Jan. 21–27: Top Stories, Price Movements, Quotes and FUD of the Week

Top Stories This Week CBOE Withdraws BTC ETF Rule Exchange Request From SEC Amid Gov’t Shutdown The Chicago Board Options Exchange’s (CBOE) BZX Equity Exchange has withdrawn its request for a rule change from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in order to list its Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). A CBOE spokesperson…

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Bitcoin ETF: Firms Team, Reapply, $200,000 Price Targets Wall Street Institutions

News Van Eck and Solid X have teamed, after both failed previously to gain formal regulatory approval for their respective bitcoin core (BTC) exchange traded fund (ETF) proposals, reapplying to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today. They’re proposing a physically backed bitcoin ETF, the Van Eck Solid X Bitcoin Trust, and it just…

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San Francisco Fed Says BTC-based Future Markets Played a Role in Price

News The U.S. Federal Reserve system has been very interested in bitcoin lately and has released a bunch of reports from Federal Reserve leaders and researchers from different offices. This past Monday, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco and a professor from Stanford University published a paper that concludes that bitcoin-based futures markets affected…

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CFTC’s Christopher Giancarlo Criticizes Outdated Regulatory Mandate

News The 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,…

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