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Rebranded TrueDigital Partners for ‘Imminent’ Bitcoin Derivatives Launch

Institutional digital assets platform Tassat, formerly known as trueDigital, has teamed up with trading software provider AlgoTrader in the run up to its launch of cryptocurrency derivatives. The deal will see Tassat provided access to AlgoTrader’s institutional clients for the planned derivatives instruments. Meanwhile, those clients will benefit from being able to incorporate the products in their trading …

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The Changing Face of Cryptocurrency Trading in 2019

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>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 …

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Bakkt Announces Sept. 23 Launch of Futures and Custody Platform in US

Bakkt has announced the coming launch of its much-anticipated platform for daily and monthly futures in the United States in a blog post on Aug. 16. Having received approval from the necessary regulators, the launch is scheduled for Sept. 23.   Bakkt’s physically delivered futures have been the subject of a great deal of anticipation, with …

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Crypto Derivatives Exchange Blade Raises $4.3M From Coinbase and Others

A soon-to-launch cryptocurrency derivatives exchange has raised $4.3 million from major investors such as the cryptocurrency platform Coinbase and the investment firm SV Angel. The exchange Blade is scheduled to launch in three weeks’ time. Blade’s funding and plans come by way of a Tech Crunch report on Aug. 12. The report notes that in …

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Derivatives Drama: The Unintended Consequences of Crypto Regulation

Noelle Acheson is a veteran of company analysis and CoinDesk’s Director of Research. The opinions expressed in this article are the author’s own. The following article originally appeared in Institutional Crypto by CoinDesk, a free weekly newsletter for institutional investors interested in crypto assets. Sign up here. Last week’s kerfuffle over the launch-that-wasn’t of LedgerX’s physically delivered futures …

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US Exchanges Race to Launch Regulated Physically-Delivered Bitcoin Futures

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The race to launch regulated physically-delivered bitcoin futures is back on for three US-regulated trading platforms after one of them hit a snag with the country’s derivatives regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Two other exchanges are racing to launch similar products this year.</strong> Also read: SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto …

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Research Reports Show Positive Crypto Industry Growth in H1 2019

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>More than half the year is behind us and the cryptocurrency ecosystem continues to move forward, showing relentless growth over the last six months. 2019 has also seen a new theme arise as speculators believe the cryptocurrency ecosystem is experiencing an influx of institutional interest and regulatory crackdowns. A variety of cryptocurrency …

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Bitcoin Futures Update: Bakkt Testing, CME Breaks Records, and a $100K Call Option

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>Over the last few months, the interest surrounding cryptocurrency derivatives products has been growing fast. For some time now, open interest in CME’s bitcoin futures has been breaking records. Bakkt’s futures platform began testing contracts on Monday and the company says there are participants from all around the world. Elsewhere, bitcoin derivatives …

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KuCoin Launches Bitcoin Derivatives Trading With 20x Leverage

IDG-backed cryptocurrency exchange KuCoin has just launched a platform offering crypto derivatives trading. Announced Monday, the KuMEX trading venue is now live in public beta and will offer initially a bitcoin perpetual contract (XBTUSDM), quoted in U.S. dollars, with up to 20x leverage. Aimed to make pricing “more fair and rigorous,” KuCoin said, KuMEX uses a bitcoin spot …

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UK Finance Watchdog Takes Step Toward Ban on Crypto Derivatives, ETNs

A U.K. financial regulator is planning to outlaw cryptocurrency-based derivatives in a bid to protect investors from financial harm. In a press release published Wednesday, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it is consulting over an outright ban on the “sale, marketing and distribution to all retail consumers” of derivatives such as CFDs, options and futures, …

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