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CFTC Issues New Guidance on Cryptocurrency Derivatives

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The top US markets regulator has issued new guidance to exchanges and other trading platforms that are interested in listing bitcoin futures and other cryptocurrency derivatives products. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released this new guidance on Monday, providing exchanges with a set of best practices to follow as they develop and launch these nascent cryptocurrency...

CME Group Paves Way for Regulated Ethereum Futures with New Pricing Index

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CME Group, one of the world’s largest derivatives exchange operators, is taking steps that will prepare it to eventually list an ethereum futures product. The Chicago-based exchange announced on Monday that it has partnered with a group of large cryptocurrency exchanges to create an Ether Reference Rate and Ether Real Time Index, which will provide standardized and audited pricing data for...

Bitcoin Futures the Beginning of a New Derivatives Class: Wedbush Securities Director

Less than three months have passed since the first Bitcoin futures contracts exchanges hands on a regulated US exchange, but one industry veteran says that his clients are already clamoring for more cryptocurrency derivatives. Bitcoin Futures the Beginning of a New Derivatives Class: Wedbush Securities Director Bob Fitzsimmons, who spent decades in the trading pits and now serves as managing...

France Cracks Down on Unregulated Cryptocurrency Futures Trading

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France’s chief financial markets watchdog said Thursday that it will crack down on unregulated cryptocurrency futures and derivatives trading. In a statement, the Autorite des Marches Financiers (AMF) said that it had observed a variety of online trading platforms launch cryptocurrency-based derivatives such as binary options, contracts for differences (CFDs), and Forex contracts. The agency...

Bitcoin Futures Prompt CFTC to ‘Reconsider’ Relaxed Approach to Derivatives Markets

The launch of Bitcoin futures contracts is prompting US regulators to reconsider their hands-off approach to new derivatives products. On Wednesday, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) -- the top US derivatives regulator -- will hold a public meeting to discuss the self-certification process by which exchanges are allowed to list new products without prior approval from the CFTC. As...

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