CME’s Futures Options Sprinted Out of the Gate but a Marathon Lies Ahead

[ad_1] In the two years since it launched cash-settled Bitcoin futures, CME has firmly established itself as a leader in the regulated crypto derivatives space despite not always being the first to market. In December 2017, it launched regulated Bitcoin futures a week after rival exchange CBOE. However, it only took 15 months for CBOE to completely withdraw from the market. By August, CME had announced record highs for Bitcoin futures trading.Most recently, Bakkt came into

Bitcoin Price Tightens as Traders Eye the CME Gap and $8.2K Support

[ad_1] The price of Bitcoin (BTC) tumbled down from $9,200 to $8,450 yesterday. However, bulls are defending the $8,600 level with strength. The market needs to find a support area before the continuation of the bullish momentum is likely. Did the market find one already? Crypto market daily performance. Source: Coin360Bitcoin price finds resistance at $9,200The price of Bitcoin rallied towards the $9,200 level through the past weeks, which makes it

EIDOS Transaction Volumes Skew 2019 DApp Market Report

[ad_1] The transaction volume going through the EIDOS decentralized application (dApp) has massively skewed the results of the 2019 dApp Market Report, published Jan. 20. The token airdrop dApp on the EOS blockchain, saw almost three times as many transactions in 2019 as all of the other dApps on nine leading platforms combined.Perhaps the most notable aspect about this statistic is that EIDOS did not launch until 1st November 2019.In

We Anticipate a Hard Fork in Mid-February

[ad_1] Charles Hoskinson, co-founder and CEO of IOHK, the blockchain firm behind Cardano (ADA), said that he expects the coin to see a hard fork in mid-February.During a livestream on Jan. 17, Hoskinson noted that he expects Cardano’s consensus algorithm to be upgraded with a hard fork next month. He said that he has “pretty high certainty” that the Ouroboros Bizantine Fault-Tolerant Consensus Protocol (OBFT) will be implemented in mid-February:“Looks

Guide to WEF Davos 2020: Sustainability, Stablecoins and CBDCs

[ad_1] The annual World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland is about to start. As usual, the forum will gather the world’s political and business elite, and will last from Jan. 21 to 24. Here’s everything there is to know ahead of time on how this meeting will be vital for the crypto and blockchain industry.WEF is modernizing its agenda This year’s theme is “Stakeholders for a Cohesive and Sustainable World,” which

South Korea Considers Imposing a 20% Income Tax on Cryptocurrencies

[ad_1] South Korea’s Ministry of Economy and Finance is considering imposing a 20% tax on income from cryptocurrency transactions.According to a report published by local English-language news outlet The Korea Times on Jan. 20, the ministry had reportedly ordered its income office to review cryptocurrency taxation. The Korea Times cited an anonymous official who reportedly said that the ministry has not finalized its plan, but noted that the government may