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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SEC Final Decision on VanEck Bitcoin ETF Now Set For February

Expectedly, the US Securities and Exchange Commission has once again delayed its decision on the commodity-backed VanEck/SolidX bitcoin ETF proposal. The Commission is left with no room for further delays and the absolute final decision will come on February 27, 2019.  Bitcoin ETF: The Last Delay In July Bitcoinist reported that the SEC’s decision on the commodity-backed […]

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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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SEC Delays Bitcoin ETF Decision As Public ‘99%+ in Favor,’ Says VanEck Director

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has once again delayed its decision on VanEck/Solid X backed exchange-traded fund (ETF). Another Delay The SEC has already received roughly 1,400 letters of comment regarding the Van Eck/Solid X Bitcoin ETF proposal. The Commission is seeking more input from the public, according to a September 20th filing from […]

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