Tagged: futures

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

Bitcoin Futures Soar as Record 33,700 Contracts Trade on CME

It’s not only the price of Bitcoin that is seeing a rejuvenation in investor interest, but BTC Futures are also seeing some investor love too. In a tweet by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) the exchange said that CME Bitcoin futures reached an all-time record… Read More

ICE Promises Physically-Settled Bitcoin Futures via Bakkt ‘In Coming Months’

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), operator of several major financial and commodity exchanges including the NYSE, has once again announced that it plans to offer physically-backed Bitcoin futures in the near term through Bakkt: “As detailed in the ICE Futures U.S. filing with the CFTC today, bitcoin… Read More

Ethereum Price Spikes 10% On News CFTC May Approve ETH Futures

The price of Ethereum (ETH), beleaguered for over a year, jumped from ~$160 USD to ~$180 USD in the hours following a May 6th Coindesk report that the CFTC may be “comfortable” with allowing trading of ETH futures. Image from Coinmarketcap. The price had settled… Read More

CBOE Will Not Issue More Bitcoin Futures in Immediate Future

The Chicago Board of Options Exchange (Cboe) has announced that it will not be adding new Bitcoin futures contracts this month or next. According to a release from the Chicago Futures Exchange (CFE), a division of the Cboe: “CFE is assessing its approach with respect… Read More

Bear Market or Not: Nasdaq Moving Forward on Plans to Sell Bitcoin Futures

Nasdaq is proceeding with plans to list a Bitcoin futures product on its exchange despite Bitcoin’s waning fortunes in 2017, sources to Bloomberg say. Nasdaq hopes to have its Bitcoin futures market up and running by Q1 2018 and is working now to meet expectations at… Read More

Report: CBOE will Launch ETH Futures Before End of Year

The Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE) expects to follow in the footsteps of their Bitcoin Futures contracts and offer the same for Ethereum. This is according to a report this past weekend from Business Insider. According to the write up, ETH Futures will launch… Read More

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

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

First Full Day of Trading in Bitcoin Futures on CBOE

Today is the first full day of trading for Bitcoin futures on the CBOE.  Trading under the symbol XBT, contracts actually began last night (Sunday, December 10th) and represents a milestone event in the legitimization of the worlds most popular cryptocurrency. Bitcoin futures allow market participants… Read More

Big Deal for Bitcoin: CBOE to Launch BTC Futures on December 10th

CBOE Global Markets (NASDAQ:CBOE) will kick off Bitcoin futures at 5PM CT on Sunday, December 10th.  Monday morning on the 11th will commence the first full day of BTC futures trading thus representing a comping of age event for cryptocurrencies. The CBOE said that trading… Read More

CME Group Will Launch Bitcoin Futures in Q4

The CME Group has announced the launch of Bitcoin Futures, an event that should drive both liquidity and overall acceptance higher for the popular cryptocurrency. The launch is pending all regulatory requirements but expectations are this is a lock. This comes at a time when… Read More

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