CME Group, one of the first regulated institutions to offer bitcoin futures, launched bitcoin options contracts today.
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.
On Dec. 9, LedgerX derivatives exchange CEO Paul Chou and his wife Juthica, the COO, were unceremoniously removed by the board of the company they founded. While no explanation was given, the company suffered a huge and embarrassing setback over the summer.
Bitfinex has announced plans to offer bitcoin options that will put it in direct competition with two major traditional exchange operators, Intercontinental Exchange and CME Group’s Bakkt. Both of those also announced enhanced bitcoin options choices over the past two days.