Derivatives

Bitcoin’s Next Decade Will Be Shaped by Derivatives

The last five years have been a test phase for bitcoin derivatives, which began tentatively when Bitmex eased into life in 2014. Now, as the cryptoconomy prepares to enter a new decade, derivatives products will play a pivotal role in price discovery. 2020 will be a big year for bitcoin and for the futures markets...
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PrimeBit Review: P2P Crypto Derivatives Exchange

PrimeBit is a new crypto derivatives exchange that is easy to use and can be accessed by just about anyone. While the exchange is new, it offers its clients some interesting crypto trading tools and a peer-to-peer trading platform that offers simple leveraged trading at low rates. Unlike many crypto exchanges that offer crypto derivatives,...
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Binance Invests in Crypto Derivatives Platform FTX

Binance is already the biggest cryptocurrency exchange in the world. It appears that the company will keep improving its presence across different industries. By investing in a derivatives platform, an interesting decision has been made. FTX is a hot Commodity Very few details are known about the deal at this time. Binance has invested in...
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Digitex Futures Launches Beta of Zero-Fee Trading Platform

Digitex Futures has launched the public beta for its platform today. Traders are now able to test the futures exchange with its promised zero-commission trading on BTC/USD perpetual swaps. Digitex positions itself as a retail-driven futures exchange, not unlike BitMEX. Its most significant distinction is the DGTX token, which allows zero-fee trading to take place....
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CoinGecko Dives Into Derivatives With Futures Data Toolset

CoinGecko is digging into data lying on the rapidly expanding banks of crypto market derivatives. The popular data aggregator has announced the addition of a host of stats from derivatives markets, such as perpetual swaps and futures. According to the company, CoinGecko’s offering will be the first of its kind, aiming to be the most...
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CoinGecko to launch Crypto-Derivatives section; Futures on a roll

Derivatives are gaining momentum, and it only seems logical to accurately track the big players in the market. CoinGecko, the cryptocurrency data aggregator, has responded to that very need by launching their own cryptocurrency derivatives section on 29 October. In a press release shared with AMBCrypto, the aggregator stated that over 20 exchanges offering cryptocurrency...
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Bring It On! Deribit Ready As Bakkt Unveils Bitcoin Options

There was a time in crypto… long, long ago… before last week, even…  that if you wanted a Bitcoin option, the place to go was Deribit. But that could be changing, as the crypto futures institutional exchange Bakkt announces its intention to launch its own option contracts by the end of the year. CEO Kelly...
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CME Bitcoin Futures Sees Institutional Interest and Demand from Asia

Global markets business CME Group said that institutional interest toward the firm’s Bitcoin futures is thriving and 2019’s third-quarter data showed a record number of open interest. Moreover, despite the lackluster start, the Intercontinental Exchange’s (ICE) Bakkt platform has seen an increase in interest with the company’s physically-settled bitcoin futures product. Also read: Honestnode Founder...
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Skew and CryptoGarage Settle S&P 500 Derivatives on Bitcoin Blockchain

Wall Street is trying to tame Bitcoin (BTC), but two crypto startups are using the Bitcoin blockchain to take on Wall Street. Settlement Takes Days and Relies on Traditional Intermediaries Startups skew. and CryptoGarage announced a successful test for settling an S&P 500 derivative over the Bitcoin blockchain, in a transaction completed between September 6...
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Liquidity Provider B2C2 Launches Gold Derivative Settled in Bitcoin

news Crypto liquidity and OTC provider B2C2 has launched a gold derivatives product that synthetically trades against bitcoin in what the firm says is an important evolution in the safe-haven asset trading space. Launched in 2015 and receiving regulatory approval for crypto derivatives in the U.K. earlier this year, B2C2 offers bulk crypto purchases through...
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UK Regulator Ramps up Crypto Investigations and Considers KYC for Wallets

The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has been relentlessly scrutinizing cryptocurrency startups and investigations are up 74% from last year. Meanwhile, proponents of decentralized software development models and open collaboration are upset about the FCA aiming to extend KYC/AML regulations to the publication of open source and zero-knowledge software. Also Read: McAfee to Launch Decentralized...
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Now Traders Can Make Bets on When Facebook’s Libra Will Launch

Crypto futures exchange CoinFLEX is issuing derivatives linked to the launch of the Facebook-led Libra cryptocurrency project. Dubbed an Initial Futures Offering (IFO), the exchange launched similar derivatives products for both the blockchain interoperability project Polkadot and cloud computing network Dfinity before their mainnets were live, Bloomberg reports on Monday. The Libra IFO, a physically settled...
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Crypto-Derivatives Could Become Illegal in the UK Next Year

Various governments around the world aren’t too sure how to tackle Bitcoin. Numerous aspects of this particular industry need to be treated very differently from one another. Crypto-derivatives are getting some unfavorable attention in the United Kingdom. So much even that these vehicles may be considered illegal in the near future.  Crypto-Derivatives are Appealing Although...
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Britain’s FCA Mulling Retail Ban on Crypto Derivatives to Protect Investors

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Britain’s top financial regulator, has just concluded a consultation on crypto asset derivatives products. It believes that amateur traders using the products have little awareness of the risks involved.The FCA is considering a blanket ban on retail investors trading the products. The final decision is expected in early 2020.FCA May...
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Appetite for Bitcoin Futures Is Growing

After all the fanfare, fevered anticipation, and breathless media coverage, Bakkt’s launch of bitcoin futures on Monday was a damp squib. Despite the rollout of physically delivered BTC futures going without a hitch, volumes were low, while the less said about bitcoin’s price in the aftermath, the better. Despite this inauspicious start, however, there is...
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Financial Group Offers Indirect Exposure to Bitcoin With Investment Fund Yields

An investment and asset management firm has contrived a creative, if circuitous, way to give investors exposure to bitcoin. Wave Financial, a California-based financial services firm focused on digital assets, just announced its Wave BTC Income & Growth Digital Fund. Through what it calls “the first crypto derivatives yield fund on the market,” the company...
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Bitfinex’s 100x Leverage Derivatives Now Available

Crypto exchange platform operator Bitfinex just added two derivative products with the tickers BTCF0/USDt0 and ETHF0/USDt0. The derivatives went live after Bitfinex implemented a system upgrade. The “Perpetual Contracts” Come with Up to 100x Leverage Bitfinex’s so-called perpetual contracts have been in development since at least several months. According to a whitepaper published in May,...
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The Changing Face of Cryptocurrency Trading in 2019

The cryptocurrency exchange landscape has evolved significantly in 2019. The number, quality and diversity of exchanges has multiplied, giving traders an unprecedented number of venues to choose from. This smorgasbord of options risks leaving traders overwhelmed, however, as exchanges jockey for supremacy, launching new features and products designed to woo the competition and cement their...
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Top U.K. Financial Watchdog: Let’s Ban Crypto Derivatives for Retail Investors

The Financial Conduct Authority, the United Kingdom’s top financial regulator, is moving against cryptocurrency derivatives products being accessible to everyday consumers. The watchdog, which works independently of the U.K. government, announced on July 3rd it was proposing to ban the “sale, marketing and distribution” of cryptocurrency-based exchange–trade products (ETPs) and derivatives — for example, futures...
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