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Why the Danish Red Cross put a volcano catastrophe bond on a blockchain

Why the Danish Red Cross put a volcano catastrophe bond on a blockchain

Quick Take The Danish Red Cross has teamed up with blockchain startup Replexus to issue the first-ever blockchain-based catastrophe bond. So-called cat bonds let the relief organization raise money that can be spent immediately in the event of a disaster. But why does the bond need a blockchain? This feature story is available to subscribers …

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CME bitcoin futures cross $1 billion in open interest — a new all-time high

CME bitcoin futures cross $1 billion in open interest — a new all-time high

CME Group’s cash-settled bitcoin futures have hit an all-time high open interest of $1 billion. The milestone comes as bitcoin price continues to surge at around $18,000 levels. The spike in the open interest, or the value of outstanding derivative contracts that are yet to be settled, suggests that more money is flowing in the …

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