CME Group, one of the first regulated institutions to offer bitcoin futures, launched bitcoin options contracts today.
Former Bakkt CEO and current Senator Kelly Loeffler's membership on the committee overseeing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission presents a potential conflict of interest, but also gives the cryptocurrency industry a knowledgeable and friendly seat at the table.
Google and PayPal veteran Mike Blandina has been appointed CEO of bitcoin futures firm Bakkt, following Kelly Loeffler's appointment to the U.S. Senate. He plans add digital assets other than bitcoin to its offerings in 2020.
Fidelity is expanding its digital assets business into Europe. Former Barclays exec Chris Tyrer will head up Fidelity Digital Assets in the U.K. and EU.