Tagged: derivatives

Mettalex, a “Decentralized” Crypto and Commodities Derivatives Exchange, Claims its Product Solves Pain Points Related to FCA Derivatives Ban

Binance alum Fetch.ai, an established blockchain-focused AI firm launched by former DeepMind investors and developers, had introduced Mettalex, a “decentralized” crypto and commodities derivatives trading platform (back in August 2020). Mettalex had stated in August that it would be working with a consortium of steel… Read More

Crypto Industry Participants Slam FCA Decision to Ban Retail Investors from Cryptoasset Derivatives

Earlier today, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) issued a ban on cryptoasset derivative products for retail investors. The decision came after an extended consultation pertaining to the issue. The ban did not impact spot trading for cryptoassets like Bitcoin or Ethereum. The FCA outlined… Read More

UK Financial Conduct Authority Bans Crypto Derivatives for Retail Investors

The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has instituted a ban on the sale of crypto derivatives and exchange-traded notes (ETNs) that reference cryptoassets for retail investors, according to a note distributed by the regulator. The ban goes into effect on January 6, 2021. The decision… Read More

More Regulation Please: Crypto Derivatives Exchange ZUBR Asks for More Rules

ZUBR, a digital asset derivatives exchange, says more regulation is vital for institutional buy-in of Bitcoin derivatives. Launched in March (2020), ZUBR has received an in-principal approval for its DLT Provider licence in Gibraltar. ZUBR says it analyzed regulated exchanges such as CME and Bakkt,… Read More

Binance Futures Reports $1 Trillion in Crypto Derivatives Trading Volume

Zhao Changpeng

Binance Futures, a crypto derivatives exchange, is reporting $1 trillion in trading volume – year to date. Binance Futures started a year ago in September 2019 and claims title as the market leader. Binance Futures is part of Binance – the world’s largest digital asset… Read More

Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange Launches BitMEX Mobile, the Crypto Derivatives Platform’s Trading App for Smartphone Users

The Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange (BitMEX), the world’s largest cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform in terms of volume, has introduced support for mobile trading. The Seychelles-registered and Hong Kong operated exchange noted: “As part of our promise to our users to keep improving our offering, we’re delighted… Read More

Binance Alum Fetch.ai, a Blockchain focused AI Firm, Introduces Decentralized Crypto and Commodities Derivatives Exchange

Binance alum Fetch.ai, an established blockchain-focused AI firm launched by former DeepMind investors and developers, has introduced Mettalex, a “decentralized” crypto, and commodities derivatives trading platform. As mentioned in an update shared with Crowdfund Insider: “Working alongside a consortium of steel mills, shipping companies, trading… Read More

Delta Exchange, a Crypto Derivatives Trading Platform, Introduces Calendar Spread Contracts on Bitcoin (BTC) Futures

Delta Exchange, a cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform that’s not regulated in any jurisdiction, revealed on August 27, 2020, that it will be offering calendar spread contracts on Bitcoin (BTC) futures. Calendar spread trading for Bitcoin or BTC futures is scheduled to begin on Delta Exchange… 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

Digital Asset Exchange OKEx Introduces Daily Options Trading for Cryptocurrencies, Adds Support for Synthetix (SNX), a DeFi Protocol

Crypto-asset exchange OKEx, which offers spot and derivatives trading with digital currencies, recently added three more expiration dates to its options trading. They include options trades that may be settled daily, after every two-day period, and monthly. OKEx had already been offering weekly, bi-weekly, quarterly… Read More

Digital Asset Derivatives Trading Platform Delta Exchange has Launched Interest Rate Swaps for Cryptocurrency Rates

Delta Exchange, a digital asset derivatives exchange that maintains business offices in Singapore, has launched interest rate swaps (IRS) on cryptocurrency rates. As mentioned in a release shared with CI: “These swaps will be available on Defi rates, flash rates on Bitfinex, and interest rates… Read More

Monetary Authority of Singapore Posts Response on Constulation Regarding Derivatives Contracts and Payment Tokens

  The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has posted a response to a consultation regarding the regulation of derivative contracts on payment tokens (ie digital currencies such as Bitcoin or Ethereum used as a method of payment). The original consultation was launched in November 2019… Read More

Report Calls Cryptocurrency Derivative Trading Gambling Due to High Leverage

  A report conducted by crypto research firm Diar calls crypto trading on derivative exchanges “more akin to gambling than sustainable trading strategies.” Ironically, the report was paid for by crypto derivatives exchange ZUBR. The report states that Bitcoin liquidations on popular derivatives exchanges have… Read More

Former Morgan Stanley Executives Plan Launch of Crypto Derivatives Exchange Phemex

A group of former Morgan Stanley executives is launching a crypto derivatives exchange in a move to rival the CME. Phemex, a trading platform that claims to be able to manage 300,000 TPS, is said to be on par with the technical capabilities of the… Read More

New Bakkt All-Time Record: Over $20.3 Million in Bitcoin Futures Daily Trading Volume, 2728 Futures Contracts Traded

Bitcoin (BTC) futures daily trading volumes on crypto-asset platform Bakkt recorded another all-time high, according to data obtained from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the trading desk’s parent company, which also owns the New York Stock Exchange. Over $20.3 million in Bitcoin futures contracts, or 2728… Read More

Crypto Derivatives Exchange Interdax Launches Public Testnet for Feedback

Interdax, a digital assets exchange offering crypto derivative contracts has opened its testnet to the public, according to a company release. Interdax, registered in the Seychelles, said its crypto derivatives platform takes a “novel approach to trading” by giving investors the option to interact and… Read More

Social Trading Giant eToro Introduces New Language Lira for Enhancing Derivatives Trading

Social trading giant eToro has introduced a new programming language, Lira, which makes it easier for users to engage in derivatives trading. Chief blockchain scientist at eToro, Omri Ross, noted that Lira aims to reduce the risks associated with executing financial contracts while enabling the… Read More

Huobi DM Now Offers Instant Settlement for BTC Contracts

Huobi DM, now offers instant settlement for Bitcoin contracts, according to a company release. Huobi says this is a market first. Huobi DM (derivative market) is part of the larger Huobi Group – a digital asset ecosystem that claims to be one of the largest… Read More

ErisX Granted Derivatives Clearing License for Digital Asset Futures

ErisX, a Chicago-based derivatives dealer licensed to sell cash-settled SWAP futures since 2011, has announced it has been granted a derivatives clearing organization (DCO) license for digital assets futures under the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) in the USA. ErisX said they worked collaboratively with the Commodity… Read More

BitMEX Launches New Derivative Products as Trading Platform Tops 1 Million Bitcoin Traded in a Day for 2nd Time

BitMEX (Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange), has announced two new crypto based trading products. ETHUSD perpetual swaps, and UPs and DOWNs, the company’s first call and put options. Just like more traditional securities  markets, derivative security products are quickly becoming ubiquitous. And why not? Derivatives can help with… Read More

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