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The Number of Crypto Exchanges Offering Margin Has Multiplied

Until recently, Bitmex, Deribit and a handful of established exchanges were the only places where traders could get their leverage fix. This has now changed with the emergence of dozens of exchanges offering leverage and plenty more on their way. Binance and Kucoin – two platforms famed for driving this year’s other exchange trend, the […]

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Bitcoin Cash Futures Volumes: A Prelude to the Recent BCH Price Appreciation

Over the last few weeks, there’s been a lot of attention focused on bitcoin cash (BCH) doubling in value and the $10 million worth of BCH-based futures being swapped on the Crypto Facilities platform every month. Last month, Crypto Facilities saw close to $50 million in BCH contracts. Since then, the popular Huobi exchange has […]

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These Cryptocurrency Exchanges Offer Futures Markets on Unreleased Tokens

These Cryptocurrency Exchanges Offer Futures Markets on Unreleased TokensOfficially, Cosmos atoms have yet to reach a cryptocurrency exchange, and until the Cosmos network votes to approve their listing, atoms aren’t tradable anywhere. Unofficially, you can buy and sell Cosmos tokens on half a dozen exchanges already, where the spot prices differ wildly. Welcome to the world of cryptocurrency derivatives, where futures markets can […]

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Xena Launches Leveraged Contract for Yet to Be Released Telegram Token

Xena Launches Leveraged Contract for yet to Be Released Telegram TokenThe Telegram token (gram) has started trading as a perpetual contract on London-based Xena Exchange. On Mar. 12, the crypto exchange launched a derivative contract for grams, with up to 100x leverage. The Xena-listed perpetual contracts are publicly tradable and are intended to provide liquidity for the gram token ahead of its release later this […]

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German Derivatives Exchange Rumored to Be Launching Crypto Futures

German Derivatives Exchange Rumored to be Launching Crypto FuturesEurex, a derivatives exchange that is operated by German exchange organization Deutsche Börse, has announced its intention to launch several crypto futures contracts. The company is reportedly planning to introduce contracts for BTC, ETH, and XRP. Also Read: US ETF Ruling to Inform South Korean Cryptocurrency Market Eurex Expected to Launch Crypto Futures Contracts Deutsche […]

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Kraken Acquires British Derivatives Platform Crypto Facilities

Kraken Acquires British Derivatives Platform Crypto FacilitiesCryptocurrency exchange Kraken has acquired Crypto Facilities, a British digital asset trading platform and index provider, in an undisclosed “nine-figure” deal. The acquisition means that Kraken will now be able to offer both spot and futures trading in bitcoin core, bitcoin cash, ripple, litecoin and ethereum while boosting revenue by attracting institutional customers. Also read: Cryptocurrency […]

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Japanese Regulator Clarifies Stance on Bitcoin ETFs and Derivatives

Japanese Regulator Clarifies Stance on Bitcoin ETFs and DerivativesJapan’s top financial regulator has clarified to news.Bitcoin.com its stance on bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), cryptocurrency derivatives, and upcoming regulatory changes. This follows reports that the agency may be considering approving an ETF that tracks cryptocurrencies. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations Bitcoin ETFs and Derivatives Following recent reports […]

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Coinflex Exchange to Offer Leveraged BCH and BTC Futures

Coinflex Exchange to Offer Leveraged BCH and BTC FuturesHong Kong-based Coinflex exchange has announced plans to offer futures contracts for bitcoin core (BTC), bitcoin cash (BCH), and ethereum (ETH) with leverage of up to 20x. All futures bought and sold on the exchange will be physically delivered, meaning that when the contracts expire, holders will be paid the underlying cryptocurrency instead of cash. […]

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Analysis: Why Crypto Derivatives Are Considered Dangerous

There is a new generation of cryptocurrency-based derivatives being launched in 2019 which could significantly increase overall trading flow and attract a new breed of investors. Derivatives are not without their controversies however. Over the years, they have acquired a negative reputation in some quarters, exacerbated by movies such as “The Big Short.” Also read: Market Slump […]

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The Daily: Electrum Users Targeted by Hackers, Huobi DM’s Daily Volume Exceeds $1B

The Daily: Electrum Users Targeted by Hackers, Huobi DM Daily Volume Exceeds $1BElectrum developers have confirmed reports of an attack against the popular cryptocurrency wallet. Also covered in The Daily, Huobi Derivative Market’s daily trading volume has reached $1 billion, and one of the founders of Brazil’s leading crypto exchange Foxbit has died in a car crash. Also read: UFC 232 to Have Official Crypto Partner, 5% […]

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Japan Publishes Draft Report of New Cryptocurrency Regulations

Japan Publishes Draft Report of New Cryptocurrency RegulationsJapan’s Financial Services Agency has published its draft report outlining new cryptocurrency regulations. The report contains measures in areas that are not currently addressed in existing laws such as hacking incidents, self-regulation, deemed dealers, privacy coins, and margin trading. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Moves Crypto Hearing, Community Calls for Positive Regulations New Crypto Regulatory Framework […]

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The Daly: Poloniex Offers Institutional Accounts, Okex Launches ‘Perpetual Swap’

The Daly: Poloniex Offers Institutional Accounts, Okex Launches Perpetual SwapCryptocurrency exchange Poloniex is now offering institutional accounts and we’ve covered the announcement in The Daily. Also, Okex is launching a new derivative product, while crypto derivatives exchange Erisx has raised $27.5 million and Nasdaq has confirmed that it’s planning to launch bitcoin futures next year.   Also read: Binance Shows DEX Preview, Ohio to […]

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The Daily: Coinbase Launches OTC Desk, Huobi Opens Derivatives Market

The Daily: Coinbase Launches OTC Desk, Huobi Opens Derivatives MarketIn Thursday’s edition of The Daily, we feature stories that show cryptocurrency exchanges continuing to develop advanced services designed to attract institutional investors. These include OTC trading, derivatives and futures. Also Read: Major Video Card Supplier Enters Cryptocurrency Mining Business Coinbase Launches Dedicated OTC Desk Coinbase has launched an over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk. The initiative […]

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Market Slump Puts Crypto Derivatives in the Spotlight

As volatility returns to cryptocurrency markets, with serious losses over the past week or so, digital asset exchanges and other fintech platforms have again turned their attention to crypto derivatives. Instruments such as bitcoin futures contracts can help traders hedge against risks and even profit from falling prices.  Also read: Isle of Man Updates Registration […]

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Bakkt Bitcoin Futures to Start Trading in December

Bakkt Bitcoin Futures to Start Trading in DecemberIntercontinental Exchange has announced that its Bakkt Bitcoin Daily Futures Contract will start trading on Dec. 12. Each trade “will result in physically delivered bitcoin” and will trade in U.S. dollar terms, the firm explained, adding that one contract will be listed for trading each exchange business day. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto […]

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Genesis Global’s Bitcoin Loans Hit $553M in 6 Months

Bitcoin Lender Genesis Advances $553 Million Loans in Six MonthsGenesis Global Trading has released a financial report for the third quarter that shows the U.S. cryptocurrency lender provided $553 million worth of digital asset loans. These were issued to corporate borrowers such as hedge funds and trading firms in the form of BTC, BCH, ETH and other cryptocurrencies.  Also read: World’s Biggest Banks Helped Clients Steal […]

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Order Speed Analysis Reveals the Fastest Cryptocurrency Exchanges

Order Speed Analysis Reveals the Fastest Cryptocurrency ExchangesWhen you’re trading digital assets, speed matters — particularly so if you’re engaged in high-frequency trading, when every millisecond counts. Executing orders a fraction of a second ahead of the market can mean the difference between profit and loss. New data reveals which cryptocurrency exchanges are the fastest — and which are struggling to keep […]

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The Daily: Wall Street-Backed Crypto Futures, Market Manipulation as a Service

The Daily: Wall Street-Backed Crypto Futures, Market Manipulation as a ServiceCryptocurrency attracts a diverse crowd, from speculators to scammers, and from financiers to gamblers. These groups, and their often opposing aims, are what make the cryptoconomy such a strange yet compelling place. In today’s edition of The Daily, for instance, we’ve got stories pertaining to a Wall Street-funded futures exchange, another US platform ending its […]

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European Regulator Renews Restrictions on Crypto-Based Derivatives

European Regulator Renews Restrictions on Crypto-Based DerivativesEurope’s securities watchdog, ESMA, has decided to extend the restrictions applied to a number of financial derivatives, including contracts-for-differences (CFDs) based on cryptocurrencies. The limits that were introduced in August of this year will now remain in place until the end of January 2019.   Also read: French Regulator Blacklists More Fraudulent Crypto Businesses ESMA […]

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The Daily: Dapp Revival, Remme Launch, 1 Million Cryptokitties

The Daily: Dapp Revival, Remme Launch, Morgan Stanley Wants In?There are green shoots of recovery throughout the crypto markets today, which some have attributed to Morgan Stanley’s reported foray into the field. We’ve got all the details on that one, plus other tales from across the cryptosphere on what’s shaping up to be a bullish day for bitcoin. Also read: New French Law Sets Out […]

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Synthetic Bitcoin Is 100x More Lethal Than the Real Thing

Synthetic Bitcoin Is 100x More Dangerous Than the Real ThingDerivatives trading isn’t new, but it’s been enjoying a renaissance of late. As the cryptocurrency market has traded sideways, traders have upped the leverage and rushed to swap BTC derivatives that promise greater risk and reward. While platforms like Bitmex and Deribit have profited from the boom in synthetic assets, many traders have been left […]

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Coinmarketcap Launches Professional API and Adds Derivatives Markets

Coinmarketcap Launches Professional API and Adds Derivatives MarketsCoinmarketcap (CMC), the popular cryptocurrency markets tracker portal, has launched a professional-grade API for aggregated market data and added support for derivatives markets as part of a major quarterly overhaul of its operations. Also Read: 90% of Corporate “Blockchain” Pilots Will Never Materialize, Researchers Say CMC Professional API The professional API is meant to offer […]

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US Regulator’s Power Over Crypto Challenged in Court

US Regulator's Power Over Crypto Challenged in CourtThe US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is being challenged in court over its oversight of cryptocurrencies. The defendants argue that their tokens are not commodities, with no futures contracts, which the CFTC regulates. The outcome of this case could affect the Commission’s ability to police all future crypto frauds. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance […]

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CFTC Publishes Advisory On Listing Cryptocurrency Derivatives

CFTC Publishes Advisory On Listing Cryptocurrency DerivativesThe United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued an advisory for exchanges and clearinghouses providing guidance pertaining to the assessment and listing of cryptocurrency derivatives. Also Read: Bitcoin in Brief Tuesday: Crypto Revolution Starts Reshaping Global Politics CFTC Issues Advisory Regarding Cryptocurrency Derivatives The CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight (DMO) and Division of Clearing […]

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