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    CME Group launches bitcoin options contracts

    The launch comes on the heels of rival exchange Bakkt’s launch of its own bitcoin options and cash-settled contracts in December.

    CME Group, one of the first regulated institutions to offer bitcoin futures, launched bitcoin options contracts today.

  • Sen. Kelly Loeffler has been in office three days and she still hasn't set up a press page. Doesn't she know that the most dangerous place in Washington is supposed to be between a member of Congress and a camera? (via @GovKemp)
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    This is Awkward: Bakkt’s former CEO joins Senate committee overseeing CFTC

    Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who used to run bitcoin futures trading platform Bakkt was just appointed to a committee that oversees the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. What’s she gonna do?

    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.

  • Mike Blandina (r.) and Adam White are also winners in Kelly Loeffler's U.S. Senate appointment (via ICE).
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    Bakkt promotes Mike Blandina to CEO

    The Google and PayPal veteran will lead the firm beyond bitcoin futures in 2020 following the departure of Kelly Loeffler to take up a U.S. Senate seat; COO Adam White becomes president

    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.

  • Bears may be sniffing around, but Fidelity Digital Assets is still bullish (via Marco Verch CC BY 2.0).
    Bitcoin

    Fidelity bringing bitcoin trading to Europe

    The $8 trillion discount brokerage has announced Chris Tyrer will expand its growing Fidelity Digital Assets custody and trading service into the U.K. and EU

    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.