Month: September 2019

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group is adding options to its Bitcoin (BTC) futures contracts in Q1 2020, pending regulatory review. The development was announced in an official news release on Sept. 20. Options will give clients more “flexibility to hedge Bitcoin price risk” Tim McCourt — CME Group Global Head of Equity Index and Alternative
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Prominent analyst Tom Lee believes the launch of Bakkt will help build trust towards crypto trading among institutional investors. Lee, a renowned Bitcoin bull and co-founder of the research firm Fundstrat, tweeted his enthusiasm for the long-awaited crypto services platform: “I am very positive on @Bakkt and its ability to improve trust with institutions to crypto.” Bakkt is
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When hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors and technologists descended on Tel Aviv Blockchain Week (TLVBW), few could have expected a better backdrop for exploring the lofty ideals and greedy impulses that drive today’s cryptocurrency industry. Duality is something Israelis know well. More than 430 people attended the D&DD Summit on Sept. 10, several dozen came to
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OCBC has become the first Singapore-based bank to join JPMorgan Chase’s interbank blockchain network. According to a Business Times Singapore report on Sept. 20, a total of 134 banks from the Asia-Pacific region are now participants in JPMorgan’s blockchain-powered interbank information network (IIN). OCBC is the second-largest bank in Southeast Asia by assets and among the larger
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Brazilian cryptocurrency exchange and alleged pyramid scheme Atlas Quantum rejected court deadlines to resolve its delayed Bitcoin (BTC) withdrawals. Atlas Quantum may constitute a financial pyramid As Cointelegraph Brasil reported previously, on Sept. 17, the Federal Court of Brazil ruled that the current activities of the cryptocurrency exchange Atlas Quantum may constitute a financial pyramid,
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Wallet developer Jack Mallers, the founder of Zap Solutions, wants to improve the Lightning Network’s user experience. To achieve that goal, Zap is launching a dollar-denominated bitcoin buying feature inside its lightning-friendly mobile and desktop wallet. Zap is kicking off the feature with an invitation-only beta release in late September. “We’ve architected the [wallet] codebase
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