15May/19

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

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’sRead More…

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06May/19

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 theRead More…

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15Apr/19

LedgerX Reveals Bid to Beat Bakkt to Physical Bitcoin Futures Launch

Cryptocurrency derivatives provider LedgerX plans to become the first U.S. firm to offer physically settled bitcoin futures contracts. The company announced Monday that it has filed for a designated contract market (DCM)Read More…

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30Mar/19

Former IBM and Cisco Executive Tom Noonan to Join Bakkt as Chairman of Board

Kelly Loeffler, the CEO of institutional trading platform Bakkt, announced that former cybersecurity expert at IBM, Cisco and Endgame Tom Noonan will become the chairman of its board of directors. The developmentRead More…

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22Mar/19

CFTC: We’re ‘Diligently’ Working on All Crypto-Related Applications, Including Bakkt’s

United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is actively working to approve multiple crypto-related applications, including for Bitcoin (BTC) futures from institutional trading platform Bakkt. A CFTC commissioner revealed theRead More…

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18Mar/19

When Bakkt? Bitcoin Futures Market’s Approval Appears Stuck in Limbo

Bakkt was first announced in early August as a bitcoin trading and custody platform, but its launch has been repeatedly delayed It has submitted a proposal to the CFTC, asking for anRead More…

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15Mar/19

‘No Change’ to Bitcoin Futures Plans, CME Says, as Cboe Pulls Back

It’s business as usual for CME Group’s bitcoin futures market, despite a retrenchment by rival derivatives exchange operator Cboe Global Markets. Contacted by CoinDesk Friday, a spokesperson for CME said the exchangeRead More…

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