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CFTC Seeks Public Comments on Ethereum and Its Underlying Technology

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has put out a Request for Information (RFI) asking for public comment and feedback to help it better understand Ether and the Ethereum blockchain, and the markets that have built up around it.

Crypto Derivatives Platform ErisX Raises $27.5 Million From Bitmain, Fidelity and Nasdaq Ventures

Chicago-based crypto trading platform ErisX has closed a Series B funding round that raised $27.5 million, the company anounced on Tuesday, December 4.

Stock Market Giant Nasdaq and VanEck Will Offer Bitcoin Futures

The world’s second largest stock exchange Nasdaq has announced partnership with U.S. investment firm VanEck aiming at bringing a host of new regulated cryptocurrency financial products to market, including Bitcoin futures.

Bakkt Sees Most Demand in Bitcoin as the Futures Platform Launch Delayed Until January 2019

On November 20, ICE, the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange, announced the delay of the Bakkt Bitcoin futures market launch from December 12 to January 24, 2019.

Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Launch Date Revealed

The Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) has confirmed that its upcoming cryptocurrency trading platform Bakkt will officially launch on December 12, pending regulatory approval.

New Research Links Bitcoin Price Changes to Google Search Activity

A new research examining the relationship between Bitcoin prices, Google searches for the cryptocurrency and the introduction of futures markets has been released by Joost van der Burgt, a fintech policy advisor for De Nederlandsche Bank (the central bank of the Netherlands).

Cboe Reportedly Close to Launching Ethereum Futures

Cboe Global Markets, which in December last year made Bitcoin futures available for trading on the Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE), is now preparing to launch Ethereum (ETH) futures.

NYSE Operator to Launch New Global Digital Assets Platform

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), a leading operator of more than 20 global exchanges, clearing houses, data and listings services, announced on Friday, August 3, that it plans to form a new company, Bakkt, which will leverage Microsoft cloud solutions “to create an open and regulated, global ecosystem for digital assets.”

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.

CME Group Says Bitcoin Futures Average Daily Volume up 93% in Q2

Bitcoin futures trading activity at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) increased by 93 percent in the second quarter over the first quarter of 2018, the company revealed in a tweet July 20.

CME Group Launches Daily Price Benchmark for Ethereum

CME Group announced new Ethereum price products that will provide users with an access to a reference rate and a real-time pricing index for the world’s second-largest digital currency.

Goldman Sachs to Launch a Bitcoin Trading Desk

Goldman Sachs is planning to launch a new cryptocurrency market on Wall Street by offering Bitcoin futures contracts, a move that could strengthen institutional adoption of digital assets.