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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These Cryptocurrency Exchanges Offer Futures Markets on Unreleased Tokens

Officially, Cosmos atoms have yet to reach a cryptocurrency exchange, and until the Cosmos network votes to approve their listing, atoms aren’t tradable anywhere. Unofficially, you can buy and sell Cosmos tokens on half a dozen exchanges already, where the spot prices differ wildly. Welcome to the world of cryptocurrency derivatives, where futures markets can…

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Bitcoin’s Tick Problem (Getting Screwed on Crypto Exchanges)

Dan Cawrey is the CEO of Pactum Capital, a financial services firm focused on managing risk with cryptocurrency derivatives. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  Published writers say it. Powerful businesspeople say it. Elite athletes say it. Investors with a track record of smart decision-making say it; “Consistency is the…

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The Daily: Wall Street-Backed Crypto Futures, Market Manipulation as a Service

The Daily Cryptocurrency attracts a diverse crowd, from speculators to scammers, and from financiers to gamblers. These groups, and their often opposing aims, are what make the cryptoconomy such a strange yet compelling place. In today’s edition of The Daily, for instance, we’ve got stories pertaining to a Wall Street-funded futures exchange, another US platform…

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Interest in Cryptocurrency Derivatives Drives CFD Marketplace’s Revenues up 284%

Finance Derivatives trading platform provider Plus500 posted a 284% increase in revenues in the first quarter of this year compared to the previous year, largely due to high levels of interest in its cryptocurrency CFDs offerings. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space Triple Digit Rise On Tuesday, contracts for difference (CFDs) market…

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