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.”
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.
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 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 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.
Moscow-based online brokerage firm Finam will allow its customers to trade bitcoin futures from Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), with CME futures coming at some point later.
CME Group announced today it intends to launch bitcoin futures in the fourth quarter of 2017, pending all relevant regulatory review periods.
Ukrainian Exchange JSC has announced imminent launch of Bitcoin futures trading, starting from Monday, December 19.