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Bitcoin Remains Firmly at its $6,500 “Stablecoin” Mark: BTCManager’s Week in Review

Category: Bitcoin, Blockchain, Exchange, Finance, Investment, News, Platform, Tech

Bitcoin Remains Firmly at its $6,500 “Stablecoin” Mark: BTCManager’s Week in Review

The price of bitcoin barely moved in the past seven days – ranging from $6,450 to $6,550, to close the week effectively unchanged around the $6,500 mark. This week’s headlines have been driven by more adoption-positive news such as Visa saying that it will consider adopting cryptocurrencies if that will be the way the market evolves, Bakkt confirming the launch…

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Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures Contracts Launching in December 2018

Category: Bitcoin, Finance, Investment, News, Platform

Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures Contracts Launching in December 2018

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which is the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has announced that it’s recently established cryptocurrency exchange, Bakkt will launch its physically-settled daily bitcoin futures contracts on December 12, 2018, according to a notice by ICE on October 22, 2018. Bitcoin Futures Gets December Launch Date As stated in the news release, ICE Futures U.S….

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CME Report: Bitcoin Futures Trading Has Surged By 41 Percent in Three Months

Category: Bitcoin, Exchange, Finance, Investment, News, Platform, Tech

CME Report: Bitcoin Futures Trading Has Surged By 41 Percent in Three Months

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange, also known as the CME Group, has said in a tweet on October 17, 2018, that bitcoin futures trading on its platform is up by a whopping 41 percent in Q3 of this year as compared to the poor performances of the cryptocurrency futures trading product in previous quarters. Bitcoin Futures Trading Surge Amidst Bear Market…

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LedgerX Could Be Launching Ethereum Derivatives Soon

Category: Ethereum, Exchange, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

LedgerX Could Be Launching Ethereum Derivatives Soon

Institutional bitcoin derivatives platform LedgerX is reportedly preparing to expand its cryptocurrency product line to include ether, The Block reported on September 24, 2018.  LedgerX Ready to Launch Ether Futures Ether, the second largest cryptocurrency in the world by market cap, could soon be available on the LedgerX cryptocurrency derivatives platform. According to a September 24 report from The Block,…

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Morgan Stanley Joins the Bitcoin Derivatives Party

Category: Adoption, Bitcoin, Business, Finance, Investment, News

Morgan Stanley Joins the Bitcoin Derivatives Party

An anonymous source revealed on September 13, 2018, that Morgan Stanley will soon launch a Bitcoin derivative available to institutional investors. Interested parties will have actionable “synthetic exposure” to the leading cryptocurrency’s market movements. The announcement ties neatly into the recent news of Citigroup’s digital asset receipts and Goldman Sach’s non-deliverable forwards. Morgan Stanley Eager to Join As per Bloomberg,…

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How Traditional Banks Are Looking to Enter the Crypto Space

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Finance, News

How Traditional Banks Are Looking to Enter the Crypto Space

On August 8, 2018, JPMorgan’s Jamie Dimon stated that more banks are considering building businesses to work with the digital currency ecosystem, seeing the emerging space of cryptocurrencies as a blind spot for major financial institutions. A new Generation of Banking Dimon has dithered on his opinion about cryptocurrencies, once calling bitcoin a “fraud” and then walking those statements back….

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CoinMarketCap Launches Paid API Service for Developers and Cryptocurrency Traders

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Development, Finance, News

CoinMarketCap Launches Paid API Service for Developers and Cryptocurrency Traders

CoinMarketCap (CMC), the popular price tracking website has launched its new Application Programme Interface (API) on August 1, 2018. The update will help developers and cryptocurrency-related businesses to integrate the CoinMarketCap’s accurate and segregated data into their applications. CoinMarketCap tracks 1600+ cryptocurrencies and 200 exchanges with a market capitalization of $400 billion as of May 1, 2018.   Why New…

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Are Bitcoin Futures Responsible for the Bearish Market?

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Crime, Finance, News, Tech

Are Bitcoin Futures Responsible for the Bearish Market?

Yukio Noguchi, a well-respected Japanese economist, believes the launch of Bitcoin Futures in 2017 may have been responsible for the destruction of Bitcoin’s 2017 bull rally and may have led to Bitcoin’s 2018 bearish market. Bitcoin Futures and its Impact On the Bitcoin Rally Bitcoin futures enables traders to speculate on what the price of a Bitcoin token is in…

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BTCManager’s Week in Review – Bitcoin Plummets Below $6,000 Mark as Bithumb Gets Hacked and Mt.Gox Creditors Reimbursement to be in BTC/BCH

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Blockchain, Crime, Ethereum, Finance, News, Regulation, Tech

BTCManager’s Week in Review – Bitcoin Plummets Below $6,000 Mark as Bithumb Gets Hacked and Mt.Gox Creditors Reimbursement to be in BTC/BCH

For the first time since the start of the year, the price of bitcoin dipped below $6,000 per coin, which marks a 10 percent decline versus the previous week and an over 50 percent drop year-to-date. The continuance of the bitcoin price decline was driven by the hack of Korean bitcoin exchange Bithumb and the news that Mt.Gox creditors will…

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CME Announces Launch of Two Ethereum-focused Indices

Category: Altcoins, Bitcoin, Commentary, Ethereum, Finance, News

CME Announces Launch of Two Ethereum-focused Indices

After announcing the launch of bitcoin futures in December 2017, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) announced the launch of two Ethereum-focused indices on May 14, 2018, germinating speculation about the possible launch of an ether futures product in the near future. CME’s ETH Introduction According to an official press release, the world’s largest futures operator said that it would provide…

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