SEC Final Decision on VanEck Bitcoin ETF Now Set For February

Expectedly, the US Securities and Exchange Commission has once again delayed its decision on the commodity-backed VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF proposal. The Commission is left with no room for further delays and the absolute final decision will come on February 27, 2019.  Bitcoin ETF: The Last Delay In July Bitcoinist reported that the SEC’s decision on the commodity-backed […]

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Bitcoin Futures Volatility Reaches Lowest-Ever Level

With the continued sideways trading of Bitcoin, the volatility of its futures trading recently reached its lowest level. Presently, the cryptocurrency market, in general, shows more stability than the traditional asset marketplace. Decline Bitcoin Futures Volatility According to Kevin Davitt of Cboe Global Markets, the volatility of Bitcoin (BTC) 00 futures continues to narrow. Commenting […]

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OKEx Clawback Debacle Helps Case for a Regulated Bitcoin ETF

The OKEx debacle shows us that exchanges are dropping the ball when it comes to preventative risk management, helping the case for regulated Bitcoin futures and exchange-traded funds (ETF).  Ask for forgiveness later, not permission now. This seems the defining mantra for most cryptocurrency exchanges. Hong Kong-based Bitcoin exchange, OKEx, is no exception to the […]

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Bitcoin Futures Trading Up 93%, Reports CME Group

A recent tweet from CME Group, one of the first companies to offer bitcoin futures trading, reports that average daily trading volumes are up 93% and open interest surpassed 2,400 contracts, a 58% increase. There have been mixed opinions about the success of bitcoin-based futures options since their inception in December 2017, when Cboe Global […]

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Bill Gates on Bitcoin: ‘I Would Short It If There Was an Easy Way to Do It’

Nick Chong · May 9, 2018 · 1:00 pm The practice of traditional market figureheads taking stabs at Bitcoin is back. Statements given by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett over the past week has caused the cryptocurrency community to erupt in disbelief due to some outrageous statements.  Bitcoin Under Attack Again? It seems that the […]

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