Tag Archives: Derivatives

Banca IMI Bank Explores Ethereum Derivatives

A subsidiary of global banking giant Intesa Sanpaolo is taking steps to reimagine what the $1.2 quadrillion derivatives market might one day look like on a public blockchain. In a new white paper released today, Banca IMI details how an ethereum smart contract built by Intesa Innovation, Banca IMI and blockchain startup Oraclize makes it impossible for […]

UK Financial Watchdog Issues Cryptocurrency Derivatives Warning

Get Trading Recommendations and Read Analysis on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has warned of investment risks in cryptocurrency contracts-for-differences, a type of financial derivative. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), the UK’s primary financial regulator and watchdog, has issued a consumer warning about the risks of investing in cryptocurrency […]

UK Financial Authority Warns Investors Against Cryptocurrency Derivatives

British regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, has issued a warning to investors against venturing into cryptocurrency contracts for differences (CFDs). The agency claimed that digital currency-based CFDs are considered to be high-risk investments. In a statement posted on its website in mid-November 2017, the FCA issued its warning to investors against investing in crypto-based CFDs […]

UK Finance Regulator Warns Against Cryptocurrency Derivatives

One of the U.K.’s finance regulator has warned consumers about a particular kind of derivative contract based on cryptocurrencies. In a release on its website, the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) cautioned would-be investors in cryptocurrency contracts-for-differences, or CFDs. Under a CFD, the two parties involved agree to pay either side in the event that […]

Cryptocurrency Derivatives Begin Trading On LedgerX

News wallets and exchanges On October 16, 2017, cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform LedgerX began listing swaps as well as put and call options for BTC/USD, financial instruments that are available to the institutional market in the US. LedgerX will develop longer-dated contracts and expand its offerings to other digital currencies such as Ethereum. It’s been […]

LedgerX Trades $1 Million in Bitcoin Derivatives in First Week

The first regulated cryptocurrency derivative trades have taken place on a U.S. exchange. In a statement to the press today, bitcoin trading platform LedgerX confirmed rumors that it has already begun trading cryptocurrency derivatives, an offering it first received approval to begin selling to institutional investors in July. According to figures provided by the company, […]

DTCC Milestone: $11 Trillion in Derivatives Gets Closer to the Blockchain

The company that today settles the lion’s share of U.S. securities is moving its flagship blockchain project out of the testing phase. Revealed in an exclusive interview with CoinDesk, the DTCC reports that it has completed an early version of a blockchain that could one day support the trade of $11 trillion-worth of credit derivatives. […]

Globitex Launch Token Sale for Spot and Derivatives Exchange in Bitcoin

GIBRALTAR, Oct 11, 2017 (PR Newswire Europe via COMTEX) — Institutional Bitcoin exchange Globitex [https://globitex.com/], which is currently in limited beta, is holding a token sale to scale up operations with the aim of making Bitcoin a truly global currency. The exchange already offers institutional level FIX API for direct market access for algorithmic traders, […]

Bitcoin Derivatives ETFs Withdraw Filings at SEC Request

Public documents reveal that a second US financial services firm has withdrawn an effort to create exchange-traded futures (ETFs) tied to bitcoin. In a letter dated October 5, an executive for Connecticut-based REX ETFs requested to pull back an amendment related to two previously proposed ETFs: the REX Bitcoin Strategy Fund and the REX Short Bitcoin […]

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