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BitMEX Traded $72.5 Billion in Crypto Derivatives in August 2020, while Huobi Led with $208.5 Billion: Report

Cryptocurrency spot volumes surged during August 2020, with the top tier exchanges dominating the volatile digital asset markets, according to a report from the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX). The leading digital currency derivatives trading platform noted that in August 2020, the trading volumes on top-tier… Read More

Leading Crypto Derivatives Exchange, BitMEX, Announces Mandatory ID Checks for All Digital Asset Traders on its Platform

The Seychelles registered Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), the world’s largest cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, announced on August 14, 2020, that it will be introducing a user verification program. The Hong Kong-operated exchange noted that it will be launching its User Verification Program “at 00:00 UTC on… Read More

Algorand (ALGO), VeChain (VET), Kava, Synthetix (SNX) Perpetual Contracts Launch on Crypto Derivatives Platform, Delta Exchange

Delta Exchange, a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform that’s not regulated in any jurisdiction, revealed on August 13, 2020 that it is introducing perpetual swaps for Algorand (ALGO), VeChain (VET), Kava (KAVA), and Synthetix Network Token (SNX). The contracts will allow digital asset investors to trade… Read More

Delta Exchange, a Cryptocurrency Derivatives Trading Platform, Launches Contracts on its ETH-MOVE and BTC-MOVE Products

Delta Exchange, a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform that’s not regulated in any jurisdiction, revealed on August 6, 2020 that it’s launching monthly contracts on its ETH-MOVE and BTC-MOVE product. As explained by Delta Exchange CEO Pankaj Balani in an interview with CI: “MOVE contracts are… Read More

Compliant Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchanges Accounted for Only 1% of the Trading Volume of the Sector During Q2 2020 with $21.62 Billion in Reported Volume

The overall performance of the nascent cryptocurrency market during Q2 2020 was not as good as it was when compared to the previous quarter. According to Token Insight, the main reason for the relatively poor performance this past quarter may be attributed to very little… Read More

Injective Protocol, a “Decentralized” Crypto Derivatives Exchange to Support Futures, Margin Trading when Launched

The developers of Injective Protocol, a “decentralized” derivatives exchange, have acquired $2.6 million through a seed funding round that was led by Pantera Capital. Injective Protocol has been incubated by Binance, the world’s largest digital asset exchange. Injective’s developers have also acquired investments from Axia8… Read More

Singapore based Digital Asset Firm Matrixport to Launch Bit.com, a Crypto Derivatives Exchange

Singapore-based Matrixport, a company that aims to serve as a gateway to the digital economy where users can trade, custody, invest, and borrow digital assets through a single, unified platform, has launched Bit.com, a cryptocurrency derivatives exchange. Founded in February 2019, Matrixport describes itself as… Read More

Digital Asset Derivatives Platform Delta Exchange Is Offering Interest Rate Swaps for MakerDAO’s Stablecoin Dai

Delta Exchange, a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform that’s not regulated in any jurisdiction, revealed on July 24, 2020, that it has introduced interest rate swaps for MakerDAO‘s stablecoin, DAI. The DAI stablecoin savings rate contracts offer “up to 160x leverage” on the notional value and… Read More

Perpertual Futures Contracts for Ampleforth’s AMPL Tokens Launched on FTX, Trading with USD and Tether (USDT) Also Supported

FTX, a crypto-asset and derivatives exchange, announced on July 23, 2020 that it has listed new AMPL/USD and AMPL/USDT trading pairs. FTX has also introduced the first perpetual futures contracts for Ampleforth (AMPL). As explained in a release shared with CI: “These contracts act to… Read More

Brave New Coin to Develop Cryptocurrency Indices that Toronto Futures Options Swaps Exchange will Use for Cash-Settled Options Trading

Brave New Coin, a crypto-asset trading, research, and data firm, has agreed to a multi-year partnership with Toronto Futures Options Swaps Exchange or tFOSE, a derivatives exchange and clearinghouse that’s in the process of obtaining regulatory approval in Canada. Brave New Coin will be designing,… Read More

Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange Introduces Corporate Accounts with Enhanced Security and Improved Accounting Features

The Hong Kong operated Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), the world’s largest cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform, is introducing a program that will reportedly offer special benefits to corporate clients – which may include improved security and accounting services. As mentioned on BitMEX’s website: “The BitMEX Corporate… Read More

Over Twice As Many Institutions Invested in Bitcoin (BTC) and other Cryptocurrency Derivatives Compared to 2019: Report

Almost 80% of institutional investors say that digital assets could be a worthwhile investment, according to a survey of 800 US and European financial institutions conducted by trillion-dollar asset manager Fidelity. Fidelity’s survey revealed that more than a third of these institutions have already invested… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange FTX Introduces Cryptocurrency Trading for US-based Users

Digital asset exchange FTX has introduced a crypto trading platform for US-based users. FTX.US supports spot trading for major virtual currencies, including Bitcoin (BTC), Ether (ETH), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Litecoin (LTC), Paxos Gold token (PAXG), and stablecoin Tether (USDT). The new platform will provide up… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange Bitnomial Receives Approval to Offer Bitcoin (BTC) Futures and Options Contracts

Digital asset exchange Bitnomial has been approved to offer Bitcoin (BTC) futures and options contracts. Established in 2015, Bitnomial acquired $7.5 million in capital through an equity raise that was finalized in December of last year. On April 20, 2020, the exchange operator confirmed that… Read More

Pankaj Balani: CEO at Delta Exchange Explains how the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Network has been Impacted Following the Recent Halving

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We recently caught up with Pankaj Balani, CEO at Delta Exchange, an established digital assets derivatives trading platform. Delta offers cryptocurrency futures and derivatives trading across Bitcoin and major altcoins with up to 100x leverage. The company aims to support the ongoing growth and development… Read More

Pankaj Balani: CEO at Digital Asset Derivatives Trading Platform, Delta Exchange, Explains Why Firm’s MOVE Contracts Will Benefit Crypto Industry

Delta Exchange, a crypto asset derivatives exchange, reports that it has maintained a stable monthly trading volume of $400-$500 million. Delta Exchange’s management revealed on March 3, 2020, that they’re introducing their options products, including BTC-MOVE and ETH-MOVE contracts. Delta Exchange is reportedly the first… Read More

Digital Assets Derivatives Exchange Huobi Introduces “Partial Liquidation” Feature to Limit Huge Losses During Extreme Crypto Market Price Fluctuations

Huobi, a crypto firm with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, and the US, announced that its digital asset derivatives exchange platform, Huobi DM, will introduce a “partial liquidation” feature that will help limit significant losses resulting from trading during extremely volatile market conditions…. Read More

UK’s FCA Issues Warning Against “Unauthorized” Services Being Offered By BitMEX, a Crypto Derivatives Exchange

The United Kingdom’s financial regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), recently warned local consumers about the operations of the Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), a virtual currency derivatives exchange. According to a notice published by the FCA on March 3, 2020, the independent financial regulator noted… Read More

KYC Data Leak: Crypto Derivatives Exchange Digitex’s Ex-Employee has Allegedly Leaked Over 8,000 Customer Records

A former employee of Digitex, a digital asset derivatives trading platform, reportedly began leaking compromised know-your-customer (KYC) data via Telegram.  The stolen data includes passport and drivers license images and other sensitive information which allegedly belongs to over 8,000 traders registered on Digitex.  The Seychelles-headquartered… Read More

India-based Crypto Exchange CoinDCX Partners with Digital Asset Exchange OKEx to Offer Greater Liquidity to Indian Traders

India-based CoinDCX, a leading digital asset exchange and liquidity aggregator, recently confirmed that it has teamed up with major multinational crypto-asset trading platform for futures and derivatives, OKEx.  As noted in a press release shared with Crowdfund Insider: “With this partnership, OKEx will gain access… Read More

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