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Bitcoin Paints the Largest CME Gap Following the Weekend Crash

The CME Bitcoin futures opened for trading on Monday with the largest gap of nearly $5,000 following the adverse price developments during the weekend. The question remains if BTC would spike to close that gap as it has done multiple times in the past. The Largest CME Bitcoin Gap to Date Launched in late 2017, the cash-settled BTC futures platform from the Chicago Mercantile Exchange enables institutional investors to trade bitcoin on a regulated platform. It operates within the workweek and halts trading during the weekend or official holidays. Keeping in mind that bitcoin doesn’t have days off, though, this…

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Dogecoin Futures will not be launched by CME Group

The CME Group has refuted claims that it has made plans to launch Dogecoin futures. This comes after a tweet was posted claiming that the firm will launch Dogecoin futures products. CME Group, a trading platform based in Chicago, stated that they did not plan to launch Dogecoin futures. They have confirmed this amidst rumors on a tweet stating that the firm was launching these products. The tweet was posted in an account that gives out breaking news regarding the crypto market. CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE SAID TO LAUNCH DOGECOIN FUTURES — First Squawk (@FirstSquawk) April 18, 2021 Executives and people…

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World Largest Asset Manager BlackRock Reveals $360K Bitcoin Gains Through CME Futures

A recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission indicated that the world’s largest asset manager has indeed “started to dabble” with the primary cryptocurrency by purchasing a portion of CME’s March 2021 BTC futures that expired on March 26th.   The Wall Street behemoth has expressed a pro-cryptocurrency approach for the past several months after its CIO, Rick Rieder said that BTC is here to stay and could even replace gold.  Later, Rieder took it a step further by claiming that BlackRock has already “started to dabble a bit into it.” However, he failed to specify the precise nature…

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One-Tenth of a Bitcoin: Derivatives Giant CME Group to Launch Micro BTC Futures Contract

The American global markets company Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) has announced the launch of a new bitcoin futures product on May 3, 2021, if U.S. regulators approve the product. The new contract is a micro bitcoin futures product that represents 0.1 bitcoin rather than CME’s other contract that equals five bitcoin. The smaller contract aims to make investment in bitcoin futures more accessible “to a broad array of clients.” CME Group to Launch Micro Bitcoin Futures Contract The well known derivatives marketplace CME Group has announced the launch of a new futures product that’s smaller than the contract that…

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CME Group Introduces Micro Bitcoin Futures Contract

CME Group, one of the largest derivatives marketplace in the world, has introduced a micro bitcoin futures contract. Today, CME Group, which is among the world's largest derivatives marketplaces, announced the introduction of a new “micro bitcoin” futures contract, which will start trading on May 3, pending regulatory approval. A micro bitcoin futures contract will be one-tenth the size of a bitcoin, which would allow market participants to execute trading or hedging strategies in smaller denominations than were previously offered, with current bitcoin futures contracts trading in denominations of five bitcoin. Since the launch of the bitcoin futures contract in…

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CME Group to launch Micro Bitcoin futures on May 3rd

CryptoNinjas » CME Group to launch Micro Bitcoin futures on May 3rd CME Group, a leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will expand its suite of crypto derivatives with the introduction of a new Micro Bitcoin futures contract on Monday, May 3rd, pending regulatory review. Micro Bitcoin futures will be one-tenth the size of one bitcoin. The smaller-sized contract will provide market participants – from institutions to sophisticated, active, individual traders – with one more tool to hedge their spot bitcoin price risk or execute bitcoin trading strategies in an efficient, cost-effective way, all while retaining the features…

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CME Launches 0.1 BTC Cash-Settled Futures Contracts on May 3rd

Smaller investors would be able to take advantage of CME’s regulated Bitcoin futures contracts as of May 3rd, the organization announced earlier today. This would be possible in the form of so-called Micro BTC futures contracts, which will be one-tenth the size of one bitcoin. Micro Bitcoin Futures Contracts on CME Founded over a century ago, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange is among the largest global derivatives marketplaces and one of the first-ever regulated establishments to display a pro-cryptocurrency approach. Back in late 2017, the CME Group launched cash-settled Bitcoin futures contracts. Earlier today, the Chicago-based organization announced an expansion of…

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CME Group to Launch “Micro Bitcoin Futures” Contracts for Retail Investors

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has announced the launch of a new Bitcoin-derivative product that aims to meet retail investors’ demand. Big News for Bitcoin Traders  The world’s largest financial derivatives exchange, CME Group, announced that it would introduce a new Micro Bitcoin futures contract. Although the new financial product is pending regulatory review, the firm expects to launch it as soon as May.  According to Tim McCourt, CME Group Global Head of Equity Index and Alternative Investment Products, the derivative product will be one-tenth the size of one Bitcoin, providing retail investors and individual traders exposure to the digital asset. …

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Turbulent Crypto Markets Expected – 87K Worth of Bitcoin Options Set to Expire on Friday

Markets are expected to be volatile this week, as a great number of bitcoin and ethereum options are set to expire this Friday. Data shows more than 87,000 bitcoin options will expire and 77% of the action is held on the Deribit exchange. U.S. stocks dropped hard on Monday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 700 points during the stock market’s afternoon trading sessions. Meanwhile, bitcoin (BTC) took a hit on spot markets dropping over 4% in value. A number of other cryptocurrencies like ethereum (ETH -8%) lost even bigger percentages on Monday. However, crypto analysts are…

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Market Update: BTC Inches Toward $12K, ETH Jumps 12%, Report Says LINK May See ‘Rough Waters’

Digital currency markets have increased significantly in value during the last 24 hours as the market capitalization of all 5,700+ coins is up over 2.4% on Friday. Bitcoin has been inching toward the $12k region again and ethereum touched a high over $442 a coin during the afternoon trading sessions. Crypto Market Cap Crosses $365 Billion The market valuation of all the crypto assets in existence is around $365 billion on Friday afternoon as a number of coins have seen decent percentage gains. Bitcoin (BTC) is trading just above the 11,800 zone and is up 2.7% today. BTC is also…

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Crypto Derivatives Set New Records, ETH Futures Set All-Time Highs, CME Open Interest Spikes

Digital currency derivatives have been on fire during the last two weeks as ethereum futures volumes touched an all-time high on Sunday. The popular derivatives trading platform Deribit saw 1.9 million ETH contracts traded and CME Group is now the third-largest exchange in terms of bitcoin futures open interest. Data shows that cryptocurrency futures and options are seeing significant demand in 2020. Statistics from Skew.com, CME Group, The Tie, and Deribit indicate a lot of action has been happening in the land of crypto derivatives. Deribit’s recent newsletter shows that the exchange saw a new record in July as the…

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Inconsistencies in the Bitcoin Space Are Widespread

There are several conflicting reports in the crypto world as of late. Despite the idea that bitcoin is surging like mad and is on the verge of once again striking the $11,000 range, it looks like things are very up and down otherwise for both miners and institutions. The Bitcoin Market Is Straddled with Ups and Downs Recently, Live Bitcoin News reported that Bit Farms, a cryptocurrency mining firm, is straddled with heavy debt and is struggling to repay the $20 million+ it owes by the time 2021 rolls in. This is a lot of money in a relatively short…

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Bakkt Hasn’t Experienced Any BTC Options Trading Since Mid-June

Is it safe to say that Bakkt has been a total failure? Bakkt Really Hasn’t Amounted to Much It has been roughly one year since the institutional crypto trading platform came about, and one honestly wonders what it’s contributed to the space, especially when examining the latest trading figures the platform has been experiencing. For more than a month, bitcoin options have not been traded via the platform, and since June 15 of this year, the numbers for Bakkt have been stuck at a big fat zero. To a degree, one could potentially argue that institutional investors are still struggling…

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