The Week: Nasdaq BTC Futures, Hashrate Falls, Bitcoin ETF Discussions

  Last week saw numerous important and positive institutional and regulatory announcements. Ohio announced it will allow companies to pay taxes with bitcoin, VanEck and Nasdaq partner to launch bitcoin futures and two bitcoin addresses were sanctioned by OFAC. Bitcoin's dominance fell from 53.9% where it was a week ago, to 53.5%. The total cry...
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Bakkt Puts Bitcoin Plans “on Ice” – Bitcoin Futures Launch on ICE Futures Exchange Delayed Til January

  Bakkt, a company owned by the NYSE, has delayed the Bitoin Futures Contracts launch on ICE Futures U.S. exchange until January 24, 2019. During that time Bakkt will be able to test every process and ensure investors will find a healthy environment to trade Bitcoin Futures. ICE Futures U.S., Inc. , a derivatives exchange, announced on Novembe...
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GOLDMAN SACHS ONBOARDING CLIENTS FOR BITCOIN DERIVATIVES, INSIDERS SAY

Inside sources say Goldman Sachs is already onboarding some of its clients to trade on its Bitcoin derivatives, non-deliverable forward (NDF) contracts platform. However, the bank reportedly has no plans to launch trading support for other cryptocurrency derivatives but is serious about providing custodial services. GOLDMAN TRADING BITCOIN DERIVATI...
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Bakkt – BTC Futures Contracts Will Go Live in December

  The much-anticipated Bitcoin-based futures exchange from Bakkt has announced the launch date for the trading of daily futures contracts. Physically-Traded Futures Contracts Bakkt , the new cryptocurrency exchange platform backed by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), has announced the launch date for its much-awaited Bitcoin futures trading pro...
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NYSE Parent Company to Launch Bitcoin Futures Soon

  The Intercontinental Exchange, the company known for fathering the New York Stock Exchange, just announced the launch of a futures contract tracking Bitcoin in a notice on Tuesday evening. Although it's still pending regulatory approval, ICE is confident that trading will go live on December 12 this year, making it almost precisely one year ...
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What Does The Bakkt Physical Futures Announcement Mean For Investors?

In early August, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), an American company that operates 23 regulated exchanges and marketplaces across the world, announced that it would launch a cryptocurrency startup called Bakkt . The New York Stock Exchange-owning entity, backed by Microsoft and Starbucks, wanted to create a safe global environment for trading ...
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Ethereum [ETH] futures contract upcoming: Could this pave the road for an ETF?

BOE Global Markets, the company behind launching Bitcoin [BTC] futures last year, has reportedly revealed that they would be launching a futures market for Ethereum [ETH] as well. One of the sources revealed to Business Insider that the product might be ready by the end of this year. Futures contracts are a kind of derivatives that allow investors ...
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First EFP Trade Involving Bitcoin Futures Completed in Wall Street

  Bitcoin took a significant step toward becoming a mainstream financial instrument this week, as two institutional investors completed the first-ever exchange for physical (EFP) transaction involving bitcoin futures. As reported by CCN, the CME EFP Bitcoin transaction, facilitated by E D & F Man Capital Markets, a registered futures commi...
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FN: BlackRock Eyes Bitcoin Futures, Market Reacts to Increased Institutional Interest

The world's largest exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider BlackRock announced the formation of a working group to assess potential involvement in Bitcoin (BTC), Financial News (FN) reports today, July 16. The move furthers a U-turn on BlackRock's previously critical stance towards cryptocurrency. Following in the footsteps of fellow giant Goldman Sac...
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The Question of Bitcoin’s Future

  There is a lot of uncertainty revolving around Bitcoin these days, having entered the second hundred days of the bear market. People are now beginning to question whether the technology is worth their continued investment. Bitcoin, despite the last few months, is valued higher than it was at the same time last year. Most people now in Bitcoi...
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