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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Ethereum 

Chainlink (LINK) Soars 50% This Month

The first few weeks of 2020 have been a bit of a mixed bag for the crypto sphere, but one of the most remarkable happenings has been the rally in Chainlink (LINK). The cryptocurrency has gained as much as 50% over the course of the past month and has emerged as one of the tokens to watch for market participants. We’re taking a closer look at the LINK project. Over the years, plenty of new projects have emerged in the blockchain space, but LINK has proven to be one of…

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Blockchain 

Ethereum (ETH) Soars 35% in a Month

Ethereum (ETH) continues to gather pace after an impressive start to the year. The second-largest cryptocurrency by market cap has already risen to a two-month high of $165 after a 13% rally this week. Over the past month, the cryptocurrency has rallied by more than 35% and is showing no signs of slowing down. Ethereum Price Gain Price gains have coincided with an uptick in trading volume, affirming renewed investor interest in crypto after a roller coaster 2019. Trading volumes have more than doubled to highs of $17.9 million over…

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Blockchain 

IOTA News | Prices Climbing After Volatile Month — Can it Continue?

IOTA is still climbing today, adding to its recent gains. This comes at the same time as many of the top virtual currencies drop in value—specifically, Bitcoin (BTC), which is now well below the $8,000 mark. However, it’s good news for MIOTA. This is because the altcoin and organization have had a bit of a slow month. At least on the market and on the announcements front. IOTA | MIOTA Price  IOTA (MIOTA) is currently selling for $1.87. This puts MIOTA up 5.02% in the past twenty-four hours. The climb comes after a…

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Blockchain 

Bitcoin (BTC) Slumps 27% This Month

One of the biggest stories of the year has been the roaring comeback made by Bitcoin after it went through a disappointing year in 2018. Throughout the first half of the year, the cryptocurrency made hefty gains. However, the month of July has been a bit of a bumpy ride for Bitcoin as a range of factors has affected the price. The past week has been particularly painful for the cryptocurrency. Over the course of the past seven days, the cryptocurrency has slumped by as much as 27%, and now,…

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Blockchain 

Kraken Futures Trading Nears $1 Billion in First Month

Crypto is nowhere close to being dead. Kraken’s newly acquired Crypto Facilities has seen around $1 billion traded in crypto futures already in February, according to an article released today by CoinDesk. Sui Chung, Crypto Facilities’ head of pricing products and indices, told CoinDesk that futures trades have grown more than 500% since Kraken acquired the futures exchange. Kraken Acquires Crypto Facilities On February 4th, US-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken announced the acquisition of Crypto Facilities. At the time, the cryptocurrency exchange didn’t release the exact figures for the transaction and just…

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