Tagged: crypto-derivatives

FTX and Digital Financial Group Agree on Acquisition of LedgerX, Supporting DFG’s Commitment to Web 3.0, Polkadot

FTX and DFG have reportedly agreed on the acquisition of LedgerX, fueling DFG’s commitment to Web 3.0 and Polkadot. FTX, a major virtual currency derivatives exchange, revealed on August 31, 2021, that it would be moving forward with its acquisition of LedgerX, the first digital… Read More

Bitcoin ETN Futures Launched by Eurex, a European Derivatives Exchange

Eurex, an established European derivatives exchange, has announced the launch of Bitcoin ETN futures. We’re excited to announce the launch of #Bitcoin ETN #futures. As the extension of the ETN traded so successfully on @Xetra, the new contract offers clients access to the price of… Read More

CME Group to Expand Crypto Derivatives Offering with New Micro Bitcoin Futures Contract, Pending Regulatory Approval

CME Group, one of the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, recently revealed that it would be expanding its suite of cryptocurrency derivatives with the launch of a new Micro Bitcoin futures contract on May 3, 2021 (subject to regulatory review and approval). Micro… Read More

Pankaj Balani: Delta Exchange CEO Predicts that Crypto Derivatives will Grow Significantly in Coming Years, but 2021 Is the Year of Options

We recently connected with Pankaj Balani, Co-founder and CEO at Delta Exchange, an established digital assets derivatives trading platform. Delta Exchange offers cryptocurrency futures and derivatives trading across Bitcoin and major altcoins with up to 100x leverage. As previously reported, the company aims to support… Read More

Bitcoin Cash Options Trading and Perpetual Swaps to be Offered by Singapore’s Bit.com Exchange

The team at Bit.com, which claims to be a secure and “high-performance” cryptocurrency derivatives exchange introduced by Matrixport, will reportedly be offering Bitcoin Cash (BCH) perpetual swaps and options. As mentioned in a release shared with Crowdfund Insider, the Bitcoin Cash option trading is scheduled… Read More

Digital Assets Derivatives Exchange Mettalex Deploys Smart Contracts on Binance Smart Chain

Binance has welcomed digital assets derivatives exchange Mettalex (developed by Fetch.ai) to its decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem. Mettalex is teaming up with Binance Smart Chain in order to enable lower transaction fees to commodity derivatives traders and liquidity providers, according to a release. Vlad Dramaliev… Read More

Binance and Pantera Capital backed Injective Protocol, a Digital Assets Derivatives Exchange for DeFi, Launches New Software Solution

The developers of Injective Protocol, a “fully” decentralized layer-2 digital assets derivatives exchange protocol powering cross-chain trading and (decentralized finance) DeFi, has released a new software version: Injective Solstice V2. As reported earlier this year, Injective Protocol had acquired $2.6 million in capital through a… Read More

Global Digital Finance Hammers UK FCA’s Decision to Ban Crypto Derivatives for Retail Investors, Says UK Fintech Innovation at Risk

Earlier this month, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced a ban on the sale of crypto derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) that reference cryptoassets for retail investors. The ban is scheduled to go into effect on January 6, 2021. Many cryptoasset insiders have criticized… Read More

While Some Industry Insiders Complain, Coinpass Welcomes Ban of Crypto Derivatives for Retail

Last week, the UK Financial Conduct Authority announced a ban on the sale of crypto derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) that for retail investors. The ban, which goes into effect on January 6, 2021, has no impact on spot trading of cryptoassets. Some crypto-industry insiders criticized… Read More

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

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