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Bitcoin Proves Irrestistible to Wall Street Exchanges, Big Fish Will Enter on December 10th and 18th

Bitcoin proves irresistible for some for the largest Wall Street Exchanges. Recent reports from Bank of America Merrill Lynch suggest that the digital currency presents a revenue opportunity of $1.6 billion. CBOE, appears to be the best positioned to profit from bitcoin futures, according to the bank. Following a partnership with digital currency exchange, Gemini, CBOE will offer bitcoin futures starting December 10th. In the meantime, CME Group reversed course on bitcoin futures. In November, they finalized a deal with federal regulators to begin trading starting on December 18th. Not only will the move subject the bitcoin market to more...

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NASDAQ will implement futures contracts on Bitcoin.

Bitcoin broke the $10,000 barrier at the beginning of the week, and today information about the introduction of virtual gold futures contracts on NASDAQ circulated around the world. Bitcoin for NASDAQ The New York Stock Exchange has presented a plan to launch futures contracts on Bitcoin next year, as we can read on Bloomberg. NASDAQ will become the third exchange, after CBOE and CME, to enter the cryptocurrency market. The earliest Bitcoin-related products can be expected in the second quarter of 2018. Trading will take place on the NFX platform, which was established in 2015. Although CME Group has...

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Bitcoin madness, price close to $ 10,000

Last week, the price of Bitcoin was only slightly fluctuating, but at the beginning of the weekend the situation changed. Starting on Friday night, the value of virtual gold broke new levels: $8,500, $9,000, $9,500, establishing an ATH just below $10,000, at $9,790, according to coinmarketcap. Where does capital from? Last week we witnessed the Tether affair, which probably delayed the jump in BTC price. Bitcoin’s value increased in less than 48 hours. From below $8,200, BTC broke the $9,500 limit! The source of such drastic growth is from among the users of Bitfinex and Bithumb, who during this...

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JP Morgan intrested in futures on Bitcoin

Do you know Jamie Dimon? JP Morgan’s CEO has been a staunch opponent of Bitcoin for many years. In one of his most memorable statements, he said that Bitcoin is a deception. A change of 180 degrees According to the Wall street Journal, JP Morgan is considering making it possible for its clients to use the derivatives introduced by CME. This is certainly a change of opinion, which will attract great interest from all those who have recently been following the bank’s, and Jamie Dimon’s, activity. In the cryptocurrency world, Jamie Dimon is a very controversial person. Over the...

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SegWit2X comes back?

During the last 2 days, SegWit2x seemed to have died. This notion was squashed by Mike Belshe. It seems now that SegWit2x won’t give up and will return from beyond the grave! Is SegWit2x still alive? Yesterday, a group called BitPico, a part of the wider Bitcoin community that claims to control 30% of Bitcoin’s hashrate, announced their intention, via email, to activate SegWit2x. The message from BitGo’s leaders was clear: We will suspend our plans to introduce 2MB blocks. Apparently, the BitPico group intends to ignore these words and forge ahead with a hard fork. From their email:...

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