Cryptocurrency 

CME Sees Second-Best Month for Bitcoin Futures Trading

January was the second-best month for CME’s Bitcoin futures trading since its 2017 launch, averaging 10,800 contracts, 69% greater than the average daily volume in 2019. Last month also saw new options on Bitcoin futures picking up pace. Since launch, 466 options contracts, or 2,300 equivalent Bitcoin, have traded—nearly 40% as blocks, showing signs of institutional interest, CME said. It also registered a record monthly average of 56 large open interest holders (entities that hold 25+ contracts). The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) launched its Bitcoin futures options last month, with…

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Blockchain 

Bitcoin Futures CME Trading Generates $100 Billion in Volume Since 2017

One of the products that have become particularly important to the continued growth of the crypto industry is Bitcoin futures. The derivative product has become one of the most heavily traded crypto-based securities. Key Drivers The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) revealed its actual figures with regard to this particular product yesterday. The futures contracts have been traded on the exchange since 2017, and one of the top executives revealed that the total volume of the trades has been pegged at $100 billion. Tim McCourt, who is the Global Head of…

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Ethereum 

Bitcoin Jumps to 2-Month High on CME Futures and Options Boost

Bitcoin (BTC) is the subject of increased buying momentum after coming under pressure early in the year. After plummeting to $6,860, the flagship token has bounced back and is currently staring at a 2-month high of $9,000. The 15%+ rally has come at the back of improvements in fundamentals. Bitcoin Futures Boost BTC According to Valiendero Digital Assets founder and CIO Christopher Brookins, Bitcoin was oversold in the fourth quarter. With the bottom firmly in, Brookins expects the coin to continue powering high amidst a confluence of fundamentals and technical.…

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Blockchain 

Ripple (XRP) Soars 18% | Binance Futures Launches XRP/USDT Contract

Even when the crypto space enjoyed a sustained rally in the first of 2019, XRP seemed to lag behind considerably, and much of the blame for that had been placed at the door of the company Ripple. However, things seemed to have gone off to a rather good start for XRP in 2020, after it surged considerably over the past two days. While it is true that there were gains in the wider cryptocurrency space, it should be pointed out that XRP emerged as the biggest gainer in the market…

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Blockchain 

Bakkt’s Plans for Its Options, Cash-Settled Futures Products

Over the past few years, a wide range of new Bitcoin-related investment products have been brought to the crypto market, and the company at the forefront of this has been Bakkt. In a new development that could also have far-reaching implications for the crypto space, the company has now gone launched its Bitcoin options and futures contracts that are settled in cash. The products have already gone live, and it will be interesting to see the sort of interest they generate. Highly Innovative This is a significant development for all…

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Bitcoin 

Bakkt Futures Trading Volumes Continue to Grow—But There’s a Catch

Bakkt futures trading volume hit a record high of 4,269 BTC in a single day; however, very little Bitcoin has actually been physically settled on the exchange. The launch of the futures trading exchange from the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, was one of the most highly anticipated events on the 2019 crypto calendar. However, Bakkt got off to a sluggish start and traded only 623 futures contracts in the first week of launch in late September. Volume has started to pick up…

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Blockchain 

Bakkt to Launch Cash-Settled Bitcoin Futures on December 9

The cryptocurrency industry has come a long way from the days when it used to be tough for people to buy tokens online and hence, the emergence of Bitcoin futures did not come as a massive surprise for most market watchers. So what does newly-created crypto exchange Bakkt have in store? Let’s dig in. Key Expansion A few months back, Bakkt announced that it was going to launch a Bitcoin future product that could be settled in cash. That announcement naturally caused a lot of enthusiasm in the crypto sphere,…

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Blockchain 

Bakkt Futures Monthly Trading Volume Starts to Pick Up Pace

Bakkt, the crypto exchange platform from the Intercontinental Exchange, has seen its futures trading volume soar to 1,061 contracts, indicating that institutional investors are finally getting on board with the platform. Since its launch on September 27, Bakkt has endured a sluggish start to life despite being one of the most highly anticipated exchange in the world of crypto this year. With just 623 futures contracts being traded in the first week, for a total value of just over $5 million USD, it appeared as though the platform was a massive…

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Blockchain 

Bakkt is All Set to Launch Options on Bitcoin Futures in December

Over the past few years, the crypto sphere has come a long way to emerge as one of the most exciting investment options for investors, and the introduction of Bitcoin futures was one of the bigger developments in this regard. In a new development, the highly influential International Exchange (IE) has stated that it is now going to introduce options in Bitcoin. Key Details The service is going to be launched on Bakkt, one of its subsidiaries, and among the most popular destinations for high-level trades in the crypto space.…

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Blockchain 

Bakkt Futures Trade Volume Soars 800% After Slow Start

The Bakkt Futures trading volume for Bitcoin (BTC) has gained almost 800% in just one day after a slow start to life for the long-awaited futures contract trading platform headed by the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). Bakkt Volume Reaches All-Time High A bot account on Twitter, which tracks the number of contracts traded on Bakkt, reported this morning that 224 BTC futures were traded on August 9, an eye-watering increase of 796% from the previous day. October 8’s volume of 25 BTC was coincidentally the lowest figure recorded since the platform…

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