CFTC: We’re ‘Diligently’ Working on All Crypto-Related Applications, Including Bakkt’s

The U.S. regulator continues to liaise with representatives despite repeated delays over Bakkt’s launch. United States regulator the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is actively working to approve multiple crypto-related applications, including for Bitcoin (BTC) futures from institutional trading platform Bakkt. A CFTC commissioner revealed the news in remarks to cryptocurrency news network Blocktv in […]

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Bakkt Gets $740 Million Valuation But Investors Have Questions, Sources Reveal

The significant valuation was leaked to the media following Bakkt’s 2018 Series A funding activities. Intercontinental Exchange’s to-be-launched institutional trading platform Bakkt has earned a $740 million valuation after it raised over $180 million in funding last year, anonymous sources told cryptocurrency industry news outlet The Block on March 21. Bakkt, which has yet to […]

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Crypto Exchange Aggregator Caspian to Offer Crypto Options and Futures Trading

Asset management platform Caspian announced that it has launched support for cryptocurrency futures and options trading. Institutional crypto trading, portfolio and risk management platform Caspian announced that it has integrated its platform with cryptocurrency futures and options trading exchange Deribit. The news was revealed in a press release from Caspian published on March 20. Per […]

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Neither Dominant Nor Defeated, EOS Still a Work in Progress

Despite a billion-dollar valuation, an EOS glitch shows the pitfalls of blockchain for finance. Blockchain projects that comprise the greater cryptocurrency sector’s market cap are unquestionably bootstrapped — a product of ingenuity and crowdsourced blockchain fundraising. But with the industry evolving further in the last few years, gaps between mature projects and less developed ones […]

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Most Respondents File Negative Comments for SEC’s Review of VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF

Multiple respondents have filed comments with the U.S. SEC on the latest proposed rule change for the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF. Multiple respondents have filed comments with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on the latest proposed rule change for the VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded fund (ETF). Comments to date were submitted between Feb. […]

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