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CME quietly surpasses BitMEX to become second-largest bitcoin futures exchange

CME quietly surpasses BitMEX to become second-largest bitcoin futures exchange

CME Group, a regulated bitcoin futures trading platform, has quietly become the second-largest player, surpassing Binance and BitMEX. Yesterday, CME recorded an open interest of $790 million as compared to $718 million by Binance and $601 million by BitMEX, according to The Block Research. Open interest in the value of outstanding derivative contracts that are …

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Could Bitcoin futures' low premium be a good entry point for traders?

Could Bitcoin futures’ low premium be a good entry point for traders?

The volatility in the crypto market has been growing and Bitcoin has broken out of its consolidation phase. This uptick in volatility may indicate a larger game at play for the future of Bitcoin. This expectation has been in the market for a long time, even when BTC consolidated and more and more users were …

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Bitcoin hashrate futures go live on FTX exchange, for miners to hedge their risks

Bitcoin hashrate futures go live on FTX exchange, for miners to hedge their risks

Crypto derivatives exchange FTX has become the first notable platform to launch bitcoin hashrate futures. These products help miners to hedge against bitcoin’s mining difficulty adjustments. FTX’s bitcoin hashrate futures settle to the average bitcoin mining difficulty over a period of time, meaning they roughly represent the total hashrate being used to mine bitcoins. “It’s …

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Ether Futures Activity Grows Ahead of July Protocol Upgrade

Ether Futures Activity Grows Ahead of July Protocol Upgrade

BitMEX announced a new ether quarterly futures product Friday, which they described as “the only one of its kind available in the market.” Settled in bitcoin, the contract trades the ether-dollar pair, and expiry is in June. This coincides with the scheduled ETH 2.0 launch in July, which Ethereum researchers are confident will happen, as …

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MARKET WRAP: Oil Futures Plunge, Bitcoin Dips and Tether Has a $7B Day

MARKET WRAP: Oil Futures Plunge, Bitcoin Dips and Tether Has a $7B Day

Monday marked a historic moment in traditional markets, with the price of West Texas Intermediate oil futures going into negative territory for the first time ever.  Contracts for May delivery, expiring on Tuesday, collapsed below -$40 per barrel at one point. In other words, sellers were willing to pay as much as $40 to people …

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$166B Asset Manager Renaissance Eyes Bitcoin Futures for Flagship Fund

$166B Asset Manager Renaissance Eyes Bitcoin Futures for Flagship Fund

Renaissance Technologies’ market-crushing Medallion fund is considering jumping into bitcoin futures, recent regulatory filings show. The quantitative analysis-heavy firm has “permitted” the Medallion fund to enter the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s (CME) cash-settled bitcoin futures market, according to the March 30-dated Form ADV investor brochure.  Renaissance, which had nearly $166 billion in regulatory assets under management …

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Bitcoin Futures market sees increased turbulence as instability looms large

Bitcoin Futures market sees increased turbulence as instability looms large

Bitcoin’s price has been revolving around the $7k mark for a couple of weeks now. Every time the coin breaches the $7k, it has been met with extreme selling pressure, dragging down its value. However, on 16 April the coin, once again, surpassed the $7k market and has not yet dropped. But the price has …

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