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CME Bitcoin Futures Record $1.7 Billion High in Notional Value

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group has announced more record-breaking highs for bitcoin (BTC) futures in an official Twitter post on June 28. The futures in question are standardized contracts that bind a party to buying or selling bitcoin at some set time after signing. According to the post, CME Bitcoin futures hit $1.7 billion …

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TD Ameritrade-Backed ErisX Gets Green Light to Settle Futures in Bitcoin

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has cleared the way for crypto derivatives provider ErisX to offer futures contracts with a new license approval Monday. ErisX announced, which is backed by U.S. brokerage TD Ameritrade, that the CFTC granted it a derivatives clearing organization (DCO) license, acting as a secondary approval on top of …

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Bakkt Reveals Bitcoin Futures Contract Details Ahead of July Test Date

The Intercontinental Exchange’s pending bitcoin platform Bakkt plans to begin testing its two futures contracts on July 22 of this year. In a blog post that likened Bakkt’s launch to the Apollo 11 moon landing, chief operating officer Adam White wrote Thursday that the platform will “initiate user acceptance testing” for its bitcoin futures contracts, …

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CME’s Bitcoin Futures Hit New Records

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Ever since the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) announced it was ending its bitcoin futures products back in March, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) has seen a huge influx of bitcoin derivatives volumes. During the second week of May, CME’s bitcoin futures touched a milestone when it surpassed 33,000 contracts ($1.3 …

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Open Positions on Chicago Mercantile Exchange Bitcoin Futures Hit Record High

The number of open contracts for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s (CME) bitcoin (BTC) futures is reportedly at an all-time high, cryptocurrency news outlet Coindesk reported on June 3. According to visible data released by the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) data, the number of open positions for the aforementioned future contract in the …

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CME’s Bitcoin Futures Break Records With $1 Billion in Notional Volume

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The world’s largest options and futures exchange, Chicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group) and its bitcoin futures contracts saw an all-time high on May 13. According to CME’s records, the exchange recorded 33,700 contracts on Monday which represented a notional value of around 168,000 <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” …

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ICE Pushes for Bakkt Bitcoin Custody License — CFTC Approval Imminent?

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is reportedly taking steps to ensure approval from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for its bitcoin futures contracts platform — Bakkt. ICE, the operator of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), recently acquired a cryptocurrency custodial service and are mulling plans to register Bakkt as a licensed trust …

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ErisX’s Spot Market: More Institutional Participation and Regulatory Oversight Coming to Crypto?

United States-based cryptocurrency exchange ErisX recently announced the public launch of its spot market trading, a move that takes the company a step closer to its goal of being a one-stop shop for the trading of spot and futures contracts in a regulated environment. Per the information on its product page, ErisX will support dollar …

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Regulators Ready to Approve Ethereum Futures, CFTC Insider Says

The Takeaway The CFTC is willing to let an ether futures contract go to market after soliciting market feedback last year A futures contract might bring in fresh institutional funding to the crypto space This, in turn, might reassure retail traders looking at the cryptocurrency Futures might also cement the CFTC’s jurisdiction over ether, which …

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CME Group’s Net Income Falls 17% in Q1 Amid Record BTC Futures Trading Volume in April

United States derivative market CME Group has reported a 17% fall in net income for the first quarter, according to a news release on May 1. Despite revenues rising over the three-month period, earnings stood at $497 million, compared with $599 million this time a year ago. CME Group chairman and chief executive Terry Duffy said the …

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