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CME Group Introduces Micro-Sized Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH) Options

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CME Group, the leading derivatives marketplace, has introduced options on Micro Bitcoin and Micro Ether futures, further expanding its suite of virtual currency derivatives offerings. Tim McCourt, CME Group Global Head of Equity and FX Products, stated: “The launch of these micro-sized options builds on… Read More

Global Tech Trading Firm Optiver Explains Why They Invested in RFQ Platform for Cryptocurrency Options

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Optiver Principal Strategic Investments (PSI) confirmed, earlier last month, that it took part in the Series A funding round for Paradigm, a trading platform for cryptocurrency options and futures. New York-based Paradigm is focused on supporting institutional-level liquidity for cryptocurrency derivatives through their chat-based multi-dealer… Read More

Crypto Derivatives: Bitfinex Derivatives Is Now Offering Curve DAO Token Perpetual Swaps

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Bitfinex Derivatives provides a derivatives platform that’s accessible via Bitfinex, a digital token trading platform. Bitfinex Derivatives has announced the launch of a perpetual contract for Curve DAO Token (CRVF0:USTF0). Curve DAO Token (CRV) is an Ethereum token that is used to power transactions via… Read More

DeFi Platform Zeta Markets Finalizes $8.5M Round Led by Jump Capital

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Zeta Markets, a decentralized finance (DeFi) futures and options exchange built on Solana, has announced that it finalized an $8.5M funding round that was led by Jump Capital. The investment round, carried out via private token sale, had participation from Race Capital, Electric Capital, DACM,… Read More

CME Group Introduces Micro Ether (ETH) Futures Contracts

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CME Group, which claims to be the most diverse derivatives marketplace, has launched Micro Ether futures, further “expanding its suite of cryptocurrency derivatives offerings, and marking its second micro cryptocurrency product this year.” Tim McCourt, CME Group Global Head of Equity Index and Alternative Investment… Read More

Acadia Introduces Suite of Payment Workflow Automation Tools for Buy, Sell-Side Companies

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Acadia, the provider of integrated risk management services for the derivatives ecosystem, has announced the launch of Payments Manager, which is a suite of workflow automation services focused around improving payments. The payment service will be leveraging Acadia’s position as a key player in the… Read More

OSTTRA’s TriOptima Announces triBalance Credit Optimization Rebalancing Initiative to Lower Risk in Central Counterparties

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OSTTRA’s TriOptima, an infrastructure service that aims to reduce costs and mitigates risk in OTC derivatives markets, has announced a triBalance credit optimization rebalancing initiative that “reduces risk in multiple central counterparties (CCPs), including LCH CDSClear and ICE Clear concurrently.” As mentioned in the announcement,… Read More

ION Markets Acquires Clarus Financial Technology, an SaaS Analytics, Data Provider for Derivatives

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ION’s XTP offering will be expanded with real-time margin and risk management and monitoring services for cleared and uncleared OTC derivatives. ION Markets, an international provider of analytics, trading, and risk management solutions for capital markets, has confirmed its acquisition of Clarus Financial Technology, a… Read More

Cardano (ADA) and Solana (SOL) Call and Put Options Introduced by Delta Exchange

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Delta Exchange, a digital asset derivatives exchange, reveals that it has introduced Call and Put options for Solana’s SOL and Cardano’s ADA tokens, which reportedly makes it the only crypto exchange to provide options on these major digital tokens. As mentioned in an update shared… Read More

MEFF, the Spanish Derivatives Market, Introduces BME FX, a Web Platform for Hedging Against Currency Risk

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MEFF, the Spanish Derivatives Market, has introduced BME FX, a web-based platform meant for banking institutions and various other financial service providers. It will aim to help with hedging against the currency risk with MEFF’s xRolling FX futures contracts. BME FX consists of a tech… Read More

BNP Paribas to Integrate FIS’ Cleared Derivatives Suite for Supporting Full Post-Trade Lifecycle

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BNP Paribas (EPA: BNP), a French international banking group that’s ranked as the 8th largest bank in the world in terms of total assets (appr. €2 trillion), is partnering with financial solutions provider FIS (NYSE: FIS). Through the partnership, BNP Paribas will be extending support… Read More

Financial Software Provider Kynetix Introduces Cloud based Solution to Support Reconciliation of Listed Derivatives

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Financial software provider Kynetix has introduced a Cloud-powered solution to assist FCMs and brokers with addressing the challenges in reconciling listed derivatives. As noted by the company’s management: “For over 20 years, Kynetix has been forefront of building trust in the physical economy. Recognized as… Read More

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

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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

Decentralized Oil and Gas Futures to be Offered via Partnership between AllianceBlock and Injective Protocol Developers

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The developers of Injective Protocol, a digital assets derivatives exchange for DeFi that has been supported by Binance and Pantera Capital, have teamed up with AllianceBlock to introduce “decentralized” oil and gas futures. The Injective team explains that in the traditional finance sector, oil and… Read More

Digital Asset Yields or Interest Rates are Significantly Higher on Centralized Finance Platforms Compared to DeFi: Report

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As the digital asset market approaches the end of 2020, Kraken Intelligence (part of US-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken) has released a report titled, “Crypto Yields – A Simple Breakdown.” The report notes that interest rates on “risky opportunities” are a function of a “risk-free” rate… Read More

Regulated Indonesian Digital Asset Exchange Tokocrypto to List Binance backed Injective Protocol’s INJ Token

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The Injective Protocol token will be listed on Tokocrypto, an Indonesia based digital assets exchange. Tokocrypto’s management noted that they intend to officially list INJ tokens beginning on December 11, 2020 (at 4:00 AM UTC). This should help with opening up “the best avenue for… Read More

Crypto Derivatives Market Trading Volume Surged from $38.3B on Nov 21 to $66.9B on Nov 27, 2020 after Bitcoin Price Crash: Report

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The TokenInsight team notes that once again (unsurprisingly), we all received a “big gift” from the digital asset market for Thanksgiving with Bitcoin (BTC) crashing – which came right after it surged past the $19,000 mark for the first time in around three years. The… Read More

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

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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

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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

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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

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