Op-Ed This week, the price of bitcoin reached a low-point of -53% from its December high. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Death of the “Get in before Wall Street!”-meme and why it made sense to Short the Great Bitcoin Bull. My viewpoint remains unchanged in that I’m still confident that the CME bitcoin futures listing was a core ingredient
Featured Chicago Board Option Exchange (Cboe) historic bitcoin futures market has had its first month, and results are decidedly mixed depending on the analyst. Some see the experiment as a dud, while others champion the mainstreaming of cryptocurrency. So far, bears are trouncing bulls. Also read: Have Lunch with Bitcoin Jesus! Cboe Futures Didn’t Tame Bitcoin That run-up though!
Interview Praxis is an intern, apprentice-like placement company, acting as a practical, resumé building experience for those who believe university is a waste of intellect and time and treasure. Recently, they’ve announced tuition can be paid in bitcoin cash, which offers near instant transaction times and low fees. Also read: India’s Bitcoin Exchange Banking Problems Praxis Accepts Tuition in Bitcoin
Finance Investors in Thailand can now trade bitcoin futures listed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board Options Exchange. The country’s financial authorities say that these instruments should be offered in Thailand and one company is already offering them to their customers. Also read: South Korea Urges 23 Countries, EU, and IMF to Collaborate on Curbing Crypto Trading Bitcoin
Economy & Regulation The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reportedly informed two bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) aspirants their cryptocurrency products lack enough liquidity and are problematic in discovering valuation. Also read: Bitcoin Turns 9 Years Old Two Firms Withdraw Bitcoin ETF Proposals from SEC Wall Street’s main regulatory body, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), sent chills down
Featured The United States continues to divide over the issue of cryptocurrency generally and bitcoin in particular. Idaho and Alaska issued crypto investment warnings, while Iowa’s Insurance Division cautions against the digital asset’s “high risk,” and Utah announces “scam” scares. Illinois bucks the worrywarts, however, and is instead crafting legislation that would welcome crypto businesses and innovation. Also read: African
Featured The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the industry’s main regulatory arm, reports a net increase in short contracts; volume is sluggish, and a legacy bank has now outright forbid clients and advisers from trading in the relatively new product. While it is too early in the experiment to draw definitive conclusions, bitcoin futures might not be the boost enthusiasts hoped.
Economics While major stock brokers are lining up to add bitcoin futures to their platforms, central bankers are apparently not too happy about it. A member of the European Central Bank (ECB) executive board has called the instruments a threat to the financial stability of the entire banking system. Also Read: After Ripple’s Rise BTC Dominance Falls Below 40% Major
Markets and Prices Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has launched a market simulation tool that allows newcomers to practice trading bitcoin futures without risking any capital. The free tool has been added to the company’s ‘CME Institute Suite’. Also Read: Thailand’s Year of Bitcoin Ends With Central Bank Education Push CME Tweeted About the New Simulator on December 27th – Less Than
News It’s been over two weeks since the largest U.S. options platform, the Chicago Board of Trade (Cboe), launched its bitcoin-based futures products. Now over the past week, the firm has applied for six individual exchange-traded funds (ETF) and is waiting for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) approval. Also Read: Popular Chat App Kakao’s Exchange Upbit Claims Number One