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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

CFTC Subpoenas Four Crypto Exchanges in Bitcoin Market Manipulation Probe, Cryptocurrencies in the Red

As part of a probe examining possible manipulation in Bitcoin markets, the regulator responsible for overseeing futures and commodity trading in the US has subpoenaed four American cryptocurrency exchanges to produce volumes of trade data, WSJ reported Friday June 8th. Top cryptocurrencies have since turned red as this… Read More

Crypto ETF: VanEck and SolidX Partner on “Physically Backed Bitcoin ETF”

VanEck, a New York based asset manager, has announced it will partner with SolidX to list a “physically-backed bitcoin ETF” (exchange traded fund). The proposed ETF will be insured against loss or theft of bitcoin. VanEck was first to file for a 40-Act Bitcoin ETF… 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

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

The CFTC Publishes Statement on Self Certified Bitcoin Contracts for Futures & Options

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) self-certified new contracts for Bitcoin futures and the Cantor Exchange (Cantor) self-certified a new contract for Bitcoin binary options. CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo said that Bitcoin is a commodity unlike anything the CFTC… Read More

Chicago Rising: New Entry to List of Fintech Hubs is Important Gain for the Windy City

Deloitte’s recent report on Fintech Hubs entitled A tale of 44 cities – Connecting Global FinTech: Interim Hub Review 2017 indicated that London remained at the top of the list with Singapore closely behind it and obviously hoping to become number one. But alongside the original 20… Read More

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