Institutional Bitcoin Short-Selling Surged in Q4 2018

Intitutional interest in bitcoin soared in Q4 of 2018, particularly for short-selling, Genesis Trading revealed in their latest report. Q4 Bitcoin Loan Demand Increased Over 100% Genesis Capital, an affiliate of Genesis Trading, offers institutions access to the ability to borrow bitcoin 00 and other digital currencies in “large sizes” over fixed terms. In other […]

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Bakkt Raises $182.5M From Microsoft And Other Big-Name Investors

Bakkt on Monday announced the completion of its first funding round, to the tune of $182.5 million. The platform which aims to offer the first-ever Bitcoin-settled futures contracts in the coming year says it is going ahead with its plans irrespective of the current market conditions. $182.5 Million in Funding From High Profile Investors In […]

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‘We Are Against ICO’ – P2P Bitcoin Exchange Hodl Hodl Secures Funding [Interview]

Bitcoinist caught up with Max Keidun and Roman Snitko, CEO and CTO of HodlHodl, whose peer-to-peer bitcoin trading platform and exchange just secured a private funding round from some notable members of the Bitcoin community.  We’re …happy to be raising money from bitcoiners, and not VC funds – Hodl Hodl CEO Bitcoinist: Why did you decide to hold a […]

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Bitcoin Futures Volatility Reaches Lowest-Ever Level

With the continued sideways trading of Bitcoin, the volatility of its futures trading recently reached its lowest level. Presently, the cryptocurrency market, in general, shows more stability than the traditional asset marketplace. Decline Bitcoin Futures Volatility According to Kevin Davitt of Cboe Global Markets, the volatility of Bitcoin (BTC) 00 futures continues to narrow. Commenting […]

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Bitcoin Futures Underwhelm Compared to Oil But Remain ‘Statistically’ Successful

Bitcoin futures launched to a huge fanfare in late 2017. But while uptake has been admittedly lackluster so far, the future of BTC futures looks promising. The Future’s Bright Bitcoin futures launched in December 2017, just before the peak of last year’s price bubble. Ten months later, the uptake has been, well, somewhat disappointing.  Despite recent quarterly gains in […]

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TD Ameritrade Plans Integrated Physical Bitcoin Futures In New Partnership

US broker TD Ameritrade has confirmed it is rolling out a more comprehensive cryptocurrency trading portfolio in what mainstream media describes as the firm going “full crypto.” Client Demand Behind ErisX Investment TDA, which was one of the first finance giants to offer Bitcoin futures trading, plans to enter into a strategic investment with exchange […]

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