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Ethereum Price Forecast – ETH to Get Futures Contract, Like Bitcoin

By Gaurav S. Iyer, IFC Published : November 17, 2017 Investors who missed out on the Bitcoin surge to $7,834.72 should pay close attention to today’s Ethereum news update. ETH is on the verge of getting its own derivatives market, which is precisely what sent Bitcoin flying to the moon last month. I know that memories […]

Swiss bank to launch bitcoin futures to allow betting against cryptocurrency

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss bank Vontobel said it will start trading Switzerland’s first two mini futures to short bitcoin on Friday, giving investors a tool to bet against the value of the volatile cryptocurrency or to hedge bitcoin positions. The newly launched logo of Swiss bank Vontobel is seen at an office building in Zurich, […]

Swiss bank to launch bitcoin futures to allow betting against cryptocurrency

ZURICH (Reuters) – Swiss bank Vontobel said it will start trading Switzerland’s first two mini futures to short bitcoin on Friday, giving investors a tool to bet against the value of the volatile cryptocurrency or to hedge bitcoin positions. The newly launched logo of Swiss bank Vontobel is seen at an office building in Zurich, […]

Bitcoin futures face safeguards to tackle wild gyrations

November 16, 2017 Gregory Meyer and Nicole Bullock in New York and Joe Rennison in Florida Listen to this article Play audio for this article Pause This is an experimental feature. Give us your feedback. Thank you for your feedback. What do you think? I‘ll use it in the future I don‘t think I‘ll use […]

Brokerage Chief: Bitcoin Futures Must Be Quarantined

A well-known electronic brokerage firm is issuing dire warnings against the CME Group’s plan to launch a bitcoin futures contract next month. But Interactive Brokers, in a comment letter dated Nov. 14, suggested a way to mitigate the risk it sees from such activity: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), under the auspices of J. […]

The Bitcoin Exchange That CME Plans to Use for Futures Is Down

This is exactly what the bitcoin futures naysayers have been warning about: One of the exchanges which CME Group Inc. would use to price the contracts is having serious issues. Clients of San Francisco-based Kraken are seeing slow responses from the website, connection timeouts and delays in withdrawals, the cryptocurrency exchange said in a statement […]

Bitcoin Prices Stabilize, Wall Street Poised For December Futures Influx

CME Group will launch its pioneering Bitcoin futures trading by mid-December, its CEO confirmed to the media Monday. Speaking to CNBC as part of its Power Lunch segment, Terry Duffy hinted that the planned launch date was now “sometime in the second week” of next month. The remarks appear to have taken the shakiness out […]

Bitcoin futures could open cryptocurrency to institutions

Getty Images Proposed bitcoin futures contracts could give pension funds and other asset owners a way to get a piece of the booming action in cryptocurrencies. CME Group Inc. on Oct. 31 announced it would launch a bitcoin futures contract in the fourth quarter, following an Aug. 2 announcement by […]

CME CEO says bitcoin futures will list second week in December

Investors who want to bet against bitcoin’s massive price gains can likely do so beginning in mid-December, according to the head of the world’s largest futures exchange. “When can you be able to short this product, I think sometime in the second week in December you’ll see our contract out for listing,” Terry Duffy, chairman […]

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 […]

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