Data provider CoinMarketCap is launching a pair of cryptocurrency benchmark indices on NASDAQ, Bloomberg, and several other market information services, it announced Wednesday in a blog post.
Tokenized securities put real-world assets in the blockchain
Apple stock and ownership in the St. Regis Aspen resort are among the first tangible assets to be tokenized
On Jan. 7, digital exchange DX.Exchange, based and regulated in Estonia, began offering investors the ability to trade digital tokens backed by shares in 10 NASDAQ-listed stocks, including Apple, Amazon, Facebook, and Microsoft. And in October, crowdfunding platform Indiegogo sold tokenized shares of the St. Regis Aspen Resort to SEC-accredited traders.
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…
Coinbase drips talent, crypto’s true believers, and Jamie Dimon goes off on Bitcoin (again)
These are the crypto stories you should be following today
Coinbase’s Head of Trading Resigns After Six Months on Job (CoinDesk) Hunter Merghart was hired by Coinbase’s general manager, Adam White, to run trading for them back in May. However, White jumped ship to become COO of Bakt in early October. Now Merghart has bailed from Coinbase as well. The company’s VP of corporate and business development, Emilie Choi, said Coinbase’s recent $300 million raise was for “a rainy day”. What if it’s just cloudy with a slight drizzle? Nasdaq Wants Crypto Market to Stamp Out Fraud—With Its Help (Bloomberg) Crypto markets are more manipulated than Kanye West. So what can be done about it? Nasdaq wants to use…