• Once upon a time, this is how they would trade futures (via Wikicommons)
    Bitcoin,  United States

    LedgerX beats NASDAQ and ICE to the retail cryptocurrency futures market

    The CFTC has awarded the company the first futures trading license open to individuals rather than institutions

    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced on June 25 that it has approved LedgerX’s application as a designated contract market (DCM). A DCM may “list for trading futures or option contracts based on all types of commodities and that may allow access to their facilities by all types of traders, including retail customers,” according to the CFTC.

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    Bitcoin,  Innovators,  United States

    NASDAQ jumps on the cryptocurrency futures train

    The world’s second largest exchange will launch Bitcoin futures in 2019

    The NASDAQ stock exchange will launch Bitcoin futures trading early next year, a spokesperson confirmed to Britain’s Daily Express on Monday. The world’s No. 2 stock exchange is awaiting approval from the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), NASDAQ’s Joseph Christinat told the British tabloid, adding that NASDAQ is confident it will receive approval and begin trading in the first half of 2019. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and Cboe Futures Exchange began futures trading in late 2017. These trades are settled in cash rather than in Bitcoin. With the confirmation of the long-rumored news, NASDAQ joins Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), which has…

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    Asia & Australia,  Bitcoin,  Ethereum,  Media,  Tether

    Must-reads for October 24, 2018: New cryptophone, ETF advocates meet SEC, and more Tether drama

    These are the crypto stories you should be following today

    HTC launches its blockchain-focused phone, but you can only buy it in cryptocurrency (CNBC) The new Exodus 1 phone ban be bought for 0.15 BTC or 4.78 ETH—but you can’t buy it with fiat. “The Exodus 1 comes with a secure enclave — a secluded area on the phone’s chip kept separate from the Android operating system (OS) it runs on — that uses technology made by SoftBank’s Arm Holdings to keep a customer’s cryptocurrency safe,” writes CNBC’s Ryan Browne.   SEC Publishes Memorandum From Meeting on SolidX, VanEck BTC ETF Proposal (CoinTelegraph) The meeting occurred October 9. Besides SolidX and VanEck, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) was also…