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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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Market Update: Crypto Traders Search for Bullish and Bearish Trends

During the last few days, digital currency markets have been meandering sideways and prices have been less volatile. On Sunday, during the last 24 hours, the entire cryptoconomy is hovering just below the $200 billion zone and there’s roughly $71 billion in global trades. Crypto proponents are still uncertain about the future trajectory and whether...
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Market Update: Bears Claw Crypto Prices Below Long-Term Support

Digital currency prices plummeted on Tuesday, as cryptocurrency markets lost billions during the morning trading sessions, New York time. BTC dropped well below the $7k range and other digital assets followed BTC’s path with sharp losses. Crypto prices haven’t been this low since May as the market valuation of the entire cryptoconomy is struggling to...
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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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Binance Margin Borrowing Surpasses $100M Milestone

Binance, one of the leading crypto-to-crypto exchanges, shows growing activity in its margin trading offerings. As much as $100M in various digital assets were borrowed in a total of 21 margin trading pairs. New Margin Pairs for Altcoins Added Binance most recently added Dash (DASH) and ZCash (ZEC) pairings. So far, the selection for margin-trading...
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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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Ouch: Poloniex Users Take $14M Bitcoin Haircut After Margin Debacle

Despite their importance to the crypto industry, digital asset exchanges have always been painted in a bad light. Even Coinbase, arguably the most well-known cryptocurrency firm, has been subject to scrutiny, as have Binance and Bitfinex (especially Bitfinex). Users’ fear and distaste towards exchanges may continue though, with news that Poloniex, a digital asset exchange...
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