Futures

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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With CME Futures Gap Filled at $7,200, What’s Next For Bitcoin?

This Monday, a Bitcoin price gap opened in the CME futures between $7,200 and $7,450 due to weekend volatility in the cryptocurrency market. The thing is, on Monday, the leading cryptocurrency was trading at $7,600, even as high as $7,700, leading some to suggest that the asset was going to leave the CME futures gap...
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CME Futures Data: Institutions Still Wary Despite Bitcoin’s Bullish Signs

Once again, analysts have begun to flip bullish on Bitcoin (BTC), citing fundamental and technical factors to back their cheery sentiment. Though, not everyone is convinced that the cryptocurrency market is poised to see upside.Related Reading: Crypto Market’s Long-Term Trend is Positive: Binance CEO Explain WhyCME Futures Show Institutions Bearish On BTCEach week, the Chicago Mercantile...
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Bitcoin Price Poised to Tumble in Coming Week, CME Futures Statistic Predicts

Statistics show that the Bitcoin price may be on the verge of seeing a red week. No, by red I don’t mean Christmas, I mean a week in which the cryptocurrency falls, potentially to enter back in the range of the $6,000s.Related Reading: Lightning Works: Bitcoin Podcaster Finds Restaurant Shunning Banks for BTCBitcoin Futures’ Imply BTC...
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Bakkt Open Interest Breaks All-Time High as Bitcoin Price Slides

During the most recent slide in Bitcoin (BTC) prices, futures markets caught fire. The Bakkt physical delivery exchange has now reported a new record high in open interest on the platform. Bakkt Open Interest Signals Rapid Funds Inflow Bakkt futures allow for betting both on the upside and the downside of BTC. Now, a bearish...
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Mainstream Investment Vehicles Tied to Cryptocurrencies Grow Exponentially

These days bitcoin and a variety of other digital assets are now being traded as funds and traditional equity holdings. The landscape of crypto investment vehicles has changed significantly as institutional and retail investors don’t need direct exposure to cryptocurrencies in order to invest in this technology. Also Read: Gocrypto SLP Token Starts Trading on...
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Bitcoin Bears Back on Bakkt Launch as Markets Tumble Again

Around $6 billion has been dumped out of crypto markets over the past few hours as the bears return again. Coincidentally it has happened again, right after Bakkt launched more institutional investment products for Bitcoin.Bitcoin Barrels Towards $7kBTC charts were looking positive during late trading yesterday but the Asian session changed all of that. A...
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Bitcoin Still King: Trading Dominance on Binance Remains Above 40%

Crypto exchange giant, Binance, recently published its monthly review which highlights that trading dominance for bitcoin has held above 40% for five consecutive months on the platform. Bitcoin Trading Dominance High According to Binance Research, bitcoin trading dominance represents the respective volume contribution from bitcoin trading, with it as a base currency, relative to the...
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XRP, Ethereum Classic Futures Debut on OKEx

OKEx added two more futures products to its portfolio, offering a settlement in Tether (USDT). The futures for XRP, Ethereum Classic (ETC), as well as TRON (TRX) and Bitcoin SV (BSV) will be added to earlier products for Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), EOS, Litecoin (LTC), and Bitcoin Cash (BCH). OKEx Adds XRP, ETC and More...
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Why Expiry of CME Bitcoin Futures Suggests BTC Price to Soon Pass $8,000

On Friday, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s cash-settled Bitcoin futures contract for the month of November was reported to have expired by a number of analysts. While these financial derivatives are cash-settled, analysis by a top cryptocurrency trader suggests that the expiry of the monthly futures means that BTC has a positive price trajectory into the...
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Andreas Antonopoulos: CME’s Bitcoin Futures Likely Surpressing Price

If you were around in the cryptocurrency community during December 2017, you likely remember the craze that existed in this market. Back then, everyone and their mother was talking about Bitcoin; you literally couldn’t get away from the conversations about blockchains or the latest “hot” altcoin. But as quick as Bitcoin blew up, the cryptocurrency...
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Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Reach Record High as BTC Options Launch Nears

Bitcoin prices may be way down from this year’s peak but institutional investment is showing no signs of slowing down. Futures contracts are naturally a little different to buying and holding BTC but Bakkt keeps breaking the records with their products.Big Bitcoin Futures Day For BakktFrom a slow start momentum for Bakkt physically settled Bitcoin...
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OKEx Expands Derivatives Line With Tether-Margined Bitcoin Futures

Malta-based, OKEx, which describes itself as ‘the world’s largest futures cryptocurrency exchange’, has just expanded its product offering, to include Tether-Margined Bitcoin Futures. The launch follows a successful simulation period, which began on Nov 5. Advantages Of Using Tether The new BTC/USDT futures product is a virtual derivative, quoted and settled in Tether. It has...
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How Will CME Bitcoin Options Launch In 2 Months Affect BTC Prices?

Many have asserted that the first time Bitcoin futures were launched, a planned market crash followed. The exchange that launched those futures back in late 2017 is gearing up for more institutional products in two months’ time so what impact will that have this time around?CME Options Launch In JanuaryThe Chicago Mercantile Exchange is expanding...
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Falling Bitcoin Price Results in Monthly Futures ATH for Bakkt

A lot of Bitcoin enthusiasts keep an eye on the Bakkt trading volume. Now that the Bitcoin value is dropping, it seems this platform notes a strong increase in monthly futures volume.  The information provided by the Bakkt Volume Bot on Twitter is very intriguing. It confirms how appeasing Bitcoin futures contracts on this platform...
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Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Set New Record Amid BTC Dump

What is bullish for some is bearish for others. Bakkt’s physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts continue to gather momentum but the asset itself has retreated back below $9,000 as the bears get back in the game. Bitcoin Price Falls Through Support Following a fortnight of range-bound trading in the mid-$9,000 zones, the anticipated downward move has...
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Bakkt Sets New Volume Record After Bitcoin Price Tanks 6%

Bitcoin (BTC) hasn’t been doing too hot over the past 24 hours. As of the time of writing this piece, the cryptocurrency is down some 5% on the day — falling from yesterday’s peak of $9,250 to $8,700 — having lost the key $9,000 support level after holding strong above it for nearly two weeks’...
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High Leverage Crypto Futures Products Unlikely to Receive Go Ahead from Hong Kong Regulator

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) of Hong Kong has just issued a warning about high leverage crypto futures contracts. The regulator considers such products to be too high risk for the average investor and, as such, says it is unlikely to ever licence a business offering them.The news follows piecemeal new regulatory measures detailed...
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Bitcoin Future Flash Crashes by $1,000 to Fill CME Gap: Cleared for Takeoff

The Friday before last, the Bitcoin futures contract on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) closed the week at $8,715. It was a strong performance, especially considering that on Wednesday of that week, the leading cryptocurrency had plunged to $7,300 in a flash crash event.The thing is, shortly after the CME closed up shop for the...
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Institutions Accrue Bitcoin Long Positions as Price Looks to Break Past $9,300

As Bitcoin (BTC) has entered a launchpad-like state, finding itself in a lull as sentiment is beginning to trend positive again, institutions have started to accrue long positions of the cryptocurrency. This may imply that the crypto market is about to see its next leg higher.Related Reading: Crypto Tidbits: Bitcoin Stuck In $9,000s, Starbucks Cryptocurrency...
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Bakkt Bitcoin Futures See Huge Week: Growing Institutional Interest

It seems that the now-infamous China pump of 2019 has awoken something in Bakkt’s Bitcoin futures. On the day of the jaw-dropping 42% pump last week, the exchange’s futures saw more than $10 million worth of volume traded, a new all-time high for the fledgling market. Since then, this volume has persisted. This growth, however, cannot...
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CME Group Publishes Bitcoin Options Specifications

In mid-September, the foreign exchange company CME Group announced the launch of options on its bitcoin futures contracts in Q1 2020, pending regulatory review. CME Group executive Tim McCourt said there was “increasing client demand” for the firm’s bitcoin derivatives and now the company has published specifications for the options products. Also Read: French Ministry...
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After Breaking New Records Bakkt Announces Crypto Consumer App

Following the all-time record of 1,179 contracts on October 25, Mike Blandina, Bakkt’s chief product officer, revealed the firm is launching another strategy after announcing its December options launch. Bakkt is releasing a consumer application so retail investors can “unlock the value of digital assets” via consumer payments. Also read: Cred to Demo Global Merchant...
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CME Bitcoin Futures to Print Massive $1,000 Price Gap: Bullish or Bearish?

Last Friday, the Bitcoin futures contract on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) closed the week at $8,715. It was a strong performance, especially considering that on Wednesday, the leading cryptocurrency had plunged to $7,300 in a flash crash event.$BTC CME Futures closed today at $8715The current price of Bitcoin has been ranging in upper $9ks...
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Crypto Markets Get $50 Billion Boost in 12 Hour Super Surge

Just when crypto markets were in danger of falling below the crucial $200 billion market capitalization level a massive surge injected over $50 billion back in. The Bitcoin led rally is one of the largest in recent history and nearly all altcoins are enjoying big double digit gains today.Crypto Markets Surge 25%Bitcoin literally lifted off...
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Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Set New Record as Bitcoin Surges 14%

On Wednesday, Bakkt’s Bitcoin futures (BTC) saw a massive volume boost as the cryptocurrency market tumbled by 10% within a few hours’ time. In fact, the upstart’s market saw 640 contracts traded, 653% the volume of the day prior and at least double of the previous traded contract all-time high.Bitcoin futures @bakkt just smashed their...
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Why Bear Market Ethereum Futures Are a Better Bet That Bitcoin’s

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is confident that Ethereum futures are likely to arrive in 2020. This could be good timing if altseason fails to materialize in the next few months and Ethereum prices remain low.Ethereum Futures Next YearAt a fireside chat during the first day of DC Fintech Week, CFTC Chairman Heath Tarbert...
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Institutional Longs on Bitcoin Price Grow as Bear Momentum Wanes

Despite the harrowing price drop seen in late September, institutions are expecting for the Bitcoin (BTC) price to soon head higher — at least for institutions involved in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) futures market.Industry analytics provider Skew recently observed that long positions held by institutional accounts — pension funds, endowments, insurance companies, mutual funds...
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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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Traders Can Now Bet On Libra Failure in New Crypto Futures Offering

The likelihood of a Facebook crypto currency actually launching next year is so questionable that a trading firm is now offering bets on whether the social media giant can meet its deadlines. Facebook Crypto Failure? According to a Bloomberg report crypto derivatives exchange CoinFLEX is launching physically settled futures contracts for Libra, or whether it...
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