Futures

CME eyes 'much wider potential customer base' with next week's micro bitcoin futures launch

CME eyes ‘much wider potential customer base’ with next week’s micro bitcoin futures launch

CME Group execs discussed the firm’s bitcoin futures offerings during an earnings call on Wednesday, with next week’s expected launch of micro bitcoin futures predicted to open the door to a potentially wider customer base. According to a published transcript, CME brought in $4.7 million in revenue from its bitcoin futures offering. Senior managing director …

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Exchange giant Cboe could re-list bitcoin futures, suggests CEO

Exchange giant Cboe Global Markets could re-list bitcoin futures, CEO Ed Tilly has suggested. “We’re still interested in the space, we haven’t given up on it,” Tilly told Bloomberg in a report published Thursday. “We’re keen on building out the entire platform. There’s a lot of demand from retail and institutions, and we need to …

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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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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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