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CME Group, CF Benchmarks to Introduce New Cryptocurrency Reference Rates, Real-Time Indices

CME Group, the derivatives marketplace, and CF Benchmarks, the provider of cryptocurrency benchmark indices, announced plans to introduce 11 new virtual currency reference rates and real-time indices, which will be “calculated and published daily by CF Benchmarks, beginning April 25.” These reference rates and indices… Read More

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

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

CME Group Introduces Micro Ether (ETH) Futures Contracts

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

Genesis Global Capital Completes OTC Block Trade of BTIC

Genesis Global Capital, a part of Genesis, a digital asset industry participant and provider of digital currency prime brokerage services, this week announced it has executed the first-ever OTC block trade of a BTIC (Basis Trade at Index Close) transaction on CME Bitcoin futures with Akuna… Read More

CME Group Will Offer Ether Futures Beginning February 8th

CME Group intends to launch Ether futures starting February 8, 2021, pending necessary regulatory review. CME states that the new contract will be cash-settled, based on the CME CF Ether-Dollar Reference Rate, which serves as a once-a-day reference rate of the U.S. dollar price of… Read More

Malta-based Crypto Exchange OKEx Introduces Bitcoin (BTC) Options Trading for Select Group of Traders

Malta-headquartered digital asset exchange OKEx has introduced Bitcoin (BTC) options trading for a certain group of crypto traders ahead of their official public launch, which is scheduled for January of next year. According to a release, OKEx claims it’s ranked third-largest out of all digital… Read More

CME Group Will Launch Bitcoin Options on January 13th

CME Group will launch Bitcoin options on futures contracts starting Jan. 13, 2020, pending regulatory review. The move to allow Bitcoin options has been widely anticipated. Tim McCourt, CME Group Global Head of Equity Index and Alternative Investment Products, said that since Bitcoin futures launch… Read More

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