11Aug/19

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, aRead More…

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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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03May/19

Former CFTC Chair Gary Gensler Says Crypto Market Needs Regulation in Order to Grow

Former chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Gary Gensler said that the cryptocurrency market needs regulation in order to grow, because consumers must be protected. Gensler shared his views withRead More…

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01May/19

CFTC Chair: ‘Explosion of Interest’ in Crypto May Spawn New Clearinghouses

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) expects to see more companies apply to become federally-regulated clearinghouses as a result of growing interest in cryptocurrencies. Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, testifying on “theRead More…

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16Apr/19

LedgerX Makes Bid to Launch Physically-Settled BTC Futures Product for Retail Investors

United States-regulated crypto derivatives and clearing platform LedgerX is eyeing the launch of a physically-settled bitcoin (BTC) futures contract, crypto news outlet The Block reported on April 15. LedgerX, which is overseenRead More…

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