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Flying High: Kraken Brushes Off Bitcoin Bear Market with Nine-Figure Crypto Futures Market Acquisition

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Kraken announced today its acquisition of Crypto Facilities, the first regulated firm in the world to offer futures on crypto assets several years back. The move could put Kraken, currently the 46th largest bitcoin exchange by adjusted volume, on track to the top 10. Acquisition Worth At Least $100 Million Kraken’s press release doesn’t say exactly how much they’re paying for Crypto Facilities...

U.K. Exchange Crypto Facilities Launches Bitcoin Cash Futures

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Bitcoin cash, the fourth-largest cryptocurrency, took another step into the big leagues on Friday when a European derivatives trading platform launched the first regulated, USD-denominated bitcoin cash futures. This product, which began trading on the U.K.-based Crypto Facilities on Friday at 4 p.m. local time, allows investors to bet on the future price movements of bitcoin cash, as well as...

Interview: UK Exchange Crypto Facilities Launches Litecoin Futures Trading

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A cryptocurrency futures trading platform based in the UK called Crypto Facilities is launching a new futures product allowing traders to take positions on Litecoin futures. Crypto Facilities CEO Timo Schlaefer spoke to CCN about the project. "We have seen extremely strong growth in futures trading volumes, up 84% in Q1 2018 on Q4 2017, and we expect this to be at around 100% in Q2 vs Q1. Monthly...

Ethereum Futures Launch on Regulated UK Trading Platform

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The world’s first regulated ethereum futures will soon begin trading on UK cryptocurrency trading platform Crypto Facilities. The London-based firm -- which is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) -- on Friday announced that it will list an ethereum futures contract, providing institutional investors with the ability to go long or short on the price of ether without the regulatory...

Ripple's XRP Futures Gets Listed on Derivatives Exchange

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Crypto Facilities, a London-based firm that provides regulated risk management and trading for digital assets, will become the first derivatives exchange to list regulated XRP futures contracts, Ripple Labs announced on its website. Ripple formalized its partnership with Crypto Facilities in February. Crypto Facilities also partnered with CME Group, a Chicago-based financial exchange that...

Derivatives Leader CME Announces Bitcoin Benchmark Rates; NYSE to Follow

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In a major move that is undoubtedly going to benefit and bring credibility to bitcoin and digital currencies, derivatives giant CME Group has announced the launch of two bitcoin benchmarks as its newest products. CME Group rival ICE (Intercontinental Exchange Inc) which owns the New York Stock Exchange, will also launch a real-time price index for bitcoin price.   Described by The Economist as...

Crypto Facilities Teams Up With Elliptic Bringing Bitcoin to Capital Markets

Two London-based firms, Crypto Facilities and Elliptic, have joined forces to provide a settlement and clearing mechanism to separate bitcoin custody from other exchange functions. The settlement and clearing mechanism marks another step in bringing bitcoin to capital markets. Crypto Facilities is a bitcoin derivative exchange while Elliptic is a bitcoin analytics and security firm. Crypto...

New Bitcoin Derivatives Brokerage Launched by Ex-Goldman Sachs Director

Bitcoin brokerage Crypto Facilities announced the launch of a bitcoin derivatives trading platform found at cryptofacilities.com. The Bitcoin firm that is based in London is run by a former Goldman Sachs director, Dr. Timo Schlaefer. Forward Contracts - Ideal for Bitcoin In the announcement, the Crypto Facilities said that they would begin trading in Bitcoin derivatives with a forward contract on...

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