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Deribit Takes On New Trading Tools to Capture ‘Exploding’ Options Market

Amid increasing activity within the crypto derivatives market, software maker Trading Technologies (TT) announced Wednesday it would provide trading tools to users of leading crypto exchange, Deribit. Included in the suite are advanced order types, charting and analytics as well as access to a feature allowing users to create algorithms for bot trading. TT users …

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Bitcoin Futures Hit 3-Month High in Frenetic Tuesday Trading

</header> <strong>January 14 was the best trading day of the year for many cryptocurrencies, which saw double or even triple-digit percentage gains. It was also a good day for futures markets, where more than $25 billion in trades was placed on Tuesday. The result constituted the busiest day for futures in almost three months, with …

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Market Outlook: Bullish Trend Sends Crypto Prices Northwards

</header> <strong>Digital currency markets are seeing significant gains this week as the entire market capitalization gained $28 billion in the last seven days. Moreover, trade volume has spiked to a massive $100 billion and during the last 24 hours, numerous digital assets have gained between 3-48%.</strong> Also read: Close to 11 Million BTC Haven’t Moved …

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Ride ‘Em, Cowboy: Bitmain’s Marketing Gambit Ups Its Texas-Sized Position on Bitcoin

It’s possible the company sold bitcoins in the cash or futures markets, as options traders often do. Given market prices, the time to expiration and the market’s expected volatility, the company would only have to sell just 7.4 bitcoins for every 62 options it gives away to be effectively hedged. If it expects to sell …

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Bakkt Announces Bitcoin Options After Record-Breaking Futures Volumes

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>On October 23, Bakkt’s physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts touched an all-time high with 640 <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> ($4.8 million) swapped on the exchange. Coincidentally, the futures action started after <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> prices plummeted to $7,365 across global exchanges. After the record-setting day, Bakkt CEO Kelly …

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Financial Giant Fidelity Backs Bitcoin Derivatives Yield Fund

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The Los Angeles-based Wave Financial has announced the launch of a bitcoin derivatives-based yield fund and Fidelity will provide custody for the fund’s <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> reserves. Wave Financial’s crypto fund commencement is part of a growing trend toward launching <a class=”lar-automated-link” href=”https://markets.bitcoin.com/crypto/BTC” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener noreferrer”>BTC</a> derivatives products. CME …

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CME Group Is Launching Bitcoin Options Early in 2020

Derivatives marketplace CME Group has announced that it will offer options on its bitcoin futures contracts starting in the first quarter of next year. The Chicago-based company first launched its futures product back in December 2017, at the same time as its Windy City rival, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). In its announcement on Friday, …

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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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Ledgerx Approved to Offer Regulated Bitcoin Derivatives to Retail Investors

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved Ledgerx to offer physically-settled bitcoin spot and derivatives trading, previously available only to institutional investors, to retail investors of any size. Ledgerx explained that its new platform will share the same order book as the current institutional offering so plenty of liquidity is expected …

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