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Reality Shares Fiat and Bitcoin Futures ETF Filing Withdrawn After One Day at SEC’s Request

Exchange-traded fund provider Reality Shares has withdrawn its application to have its proposed “Reality Shares Blockforce Global Currency Strategy ETF” approved by the SEC- one day after the request was initially filed, Bitcoin.com reports. According to the “request for withdrawal,” the demand was made at… Read More

Indonesia Requiring Crypto Futures Brokers to Maintain Minimum Deposits of $71.17 Million

Regulators from the Indonesian Commodity Futures Trading Agency, Bappebti, have passed a law requiring individuals and firms brokering cryptocurrency futures products to maintain minimum balances of 1 trillion rupiahs ($71.17 million). According to Reuters, the rule has been implemented, “To encourage trade and protect customers.” The requirement,… Read More

Bear Market or Not: Nasdaq Moving Forward on Plans to Sell Bitcoin Futures

Nasdaq is proceeding with plans to list a Bitcoin futures product on its exchange despite Bitcoin’s waning fortunes in 2017, sources to Bloomberg say. Nasdaq hopes to have its Bitcoin futures market up and running by Q1 2018 and is working now to meet expectations at… Read More

Bakkt Delays Launch of Bitcoin Futures Market

The CEO of Bakkt, Kelly Loeffler, has written in a blog post that her company, Bakkt, is delaying the much-anticipated release of its daily Bitcoin futures product and crypto custodial warehouse until January 24th, 2019, “…subject to regulatory approval.” “We’ll continue to update you on our progress… Read More

CEO of Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission: “The Pace of Change and Innovation in Financial Services is Unprecedented”

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During Hong Kong Fintech Week, the CEO of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Ashley Alder, spoke about the benefits and challenges of Fintech. According to Alder: “It is obvious that the pace of change and innovation in financial services is unprecedented. We… Read More

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Updates on Regulatory Approach for Digital Assets

Announced during Hong Kong Fintech Week, the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong issued a statement on their approach which seeks to bring both digital asset portfolio managers and distributors of these “virtual asset funds” under its regulatory purview. Additionally, SFC has released a… Read More

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Monetary Authority of Singapore Agree to Cooperate on Fintech Innovation

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has signed an agreement to collaborate on Fintech innovation. MAS has signed many of these types of agreements over the past several years. The CFTC is unique in the US as… Read More

Report: CBOE will Launch ETH Futures Before End of Year

The Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) expects to follow in the footsteps of their Bitcoin Futures contracts and offer the same for Ethereum. This is according to a report this past weekend from Business Insider. According to the write up, ETH Futures will launch… Read More

Co-Founder Ilana Fraines: On Creating TokenAI’s Crypto Financial Advisor Juliet, Helping Crypto Newbies Navigate Financial Futures & Uniting Women in Crypto

Wherefore art thou, Juliet? A few weeks ago crypto market and portfolio analysis platform TokenAI shared a sneak peak at Juliet, its signature artificial intelligence assistant. Now Juliet is officially live. Juliet aims to guide investors through creating a balanced portfolio with user-friendly analysis on digital… Read More

Fundstrat Claims Bitcoin Price Drawn Down When Futures Expire

In regular commodities markets, futures are understood to help stabilize prices to consumers. Not so with Bitcoin, says the Head of Research at “independent research boutique” Fundstrat. Tom Le, a former Chief Equity Strategist at JP Morgan, has floated a possible correlation between a fall in… Read More

Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch Warn They May Downgrade Financial Institutions Exposed to Bitcoin Futures

The three biggest agencies relied upon to assess the credit-worthiness of banks and investment products -Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch- have indicated they may downgrade scores of institutions that clear Bitcoin futures contracts or have exposure to the clearing of them, Risk.net reports. Last… Read More

Smart Crypto Indexes: LATTICE80 to Launch Altcoin Futures

LATTICE80, a Fintech Hub that has recently migrated its headquarters from Singapore to London, has announced its intent to launch Altcoin Futures. LATTICE80 expects to reveal details during Money20/20 taking place in Singapore this month. LATTICE80 is co-founded by Joe Seunghyun Cho, and is backed… Read More

Be Careful What You Wish for, Bitcoin Lovers: It May Come True. Bitcoin’s Acceptance on Futures Trading Markets Gave it the Respectability Investors Craved, but Might Cause its Downfall

Cryptocurrencies are fast swapping their shady past for respectability. But investors pushing hard for regulated trading and adoption by Amazon may be destroying the reason for Bitcoin’s existence. Last December, Bitcoin climbed above $18,000, and finally launched on the CME futures exchange. There was little… Read More

Pump & Dump Digital Currency: Commodity Futures Trading Commission Warns Investors to Watch Out for These Scams

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a warning to consumers to beware of pump and dump scams that have become somewhat prevalent in initial coin offerings and digital currencies in general. The CFTC says it has received complaints from customers who have lost… Read More

Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission Warns on ICOs, Takes Action Against Exchanges & Issuers

  The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has issued another alert regarding the risks of investing in initial coin offerings (ICOs) and dealing with cryptocurrency exchanges. Last fall, the SFC fired a shot across the bow of ICO issuers stating certain ICOs may… Read More

CME Launches Bitcoin Futures as Digital Currency Nears $20,000

As previously announced, the CME – the worlds largest derivatives marketplace, launched Bitcoin futures contracts yesterday, Sunday, December 17th. CME’s Bitcoin futures will be cash-settled, based on the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR) which serves as a once-a-day reference rate of the U.S. dollar price of… Read More

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Creates Bitcoin Resource Page

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has created a “virtual currency resource page” addressing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies as part of a dedicated section of the CFTC web site. The CFTC stated that Bitcoin and other virtual currencies have been determined to be commodities under the… Read More

First Full Day of Trading in Bitcoin Futures on CBOE

Today is the first full day of trading for Bitcoin futures on the CBOE.  Trading under the symbol XBT, contracts actually began last night (Sunday, December 10th) and represents a milestone event in the legitimization of the worlds most popular cryptocurrency. Bitcoin futures allow market participants… Read More

Trading in Bitcoin Just Got Easier: Todd Kornfeld from Pepper Hamilton Comments on BTC Futures & Options

Bitcoin will accomplish a milestone hurdle this month as it begins to trade BTC futures and options thus legitimizing the cryptocurrency. While some naysayers continue to cast dispersion on digital currencies in general each step that Bitcoin takes into the world of traditional finance means… Read More

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