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Moody’s: Bitcoin Volatility (Likely) Won’t Hurt CME’s Risk Rating

Credit rating service Moody’s said Wednesday that it doesn’t believe the launch of bitcoin futures will hurt the creditworthiness of either CME or Cboe. Moody’s published the report earlier today, a move that comes nearly two months after the exchanges first moved to list the derivative products. The 11-page release argues that the combination of risk […]

CME’s planned bitcoin futures will attempt to rein in big price swings

The world’s largest futures exchange wants to guard against extreme volatility in its planned bitcoin futures product. CME will implement special price fluctuation limits at 7 percent and 13 percent above or below the prior settlement price, and prevent trading outside the 20 percent range, according to details the exchange released Tuesday afternoon. The trading […]

Bitcoin a new asset class, not a cryptocurrency – CME’s Melamed

Bitcoin is likely to become a new asset class in its own right, such as gold or stocks, which can be traded by major investors and regulated, not simply a cryptocurrency, Leo Melamed, chairman emeritus of CME Group, said on Tuesday. CME, the world’s largest derivatives exchange, last week announced that it would launch the […]

Blockchain Entrepreneurs Invigorated By CME’s Bitcoin Futures Move

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. CME Group’s recent decision to list regulated bitcoin futures contracts by year’s end drew doomsday scenarios from some Wall Street investors, but blockchain and fintech entrepreneurs see it as a sign of the cryptocurrency’s growing acceptance which will bring more mainstream investors […]

Equities Brokerage Warns Against CME’s Bitcoin Futures Plan

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Themis Trading LLC, an equities brokerage agency for institutions, has joined the attack on CME Group’s decision to launch bitcoin futures. A recent blog on the company’s website argues that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) should not approve CME’s bitcoin […]

CME’s bitcoin futures are a sign that the cryptocurrency is becoming a mainstream asset — Quartz

Bitcoin is growing up. CME Group, the world’s largest derivatives exchange, said yesterday that it will create a futures contract for trading the cryptocurrency, another sign it is becoming a mainstream financial asset like gold or oil. The news sent the bitcoin price soaring to yet another new record, surpassing $6,500 for the first time. […]

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