Exchanges

CME Group to Launch Bitcoin Options in Q1 2020

CME Group to Launch Bitcoin Options in Q1 2020

  • The Chicago-based exchange is aiming to provide its clients with "additional tools for precision hedging and trading" with its new Bitcoin options.
  • Since the launch of its Bitcoin futures in 2017, the exchange has seen 20 successful futures expiration settlements and more than 3,300 individual accounts trading the contracts.
Coinbase Considering Listing GRAM and 16 Other Cryptocurrencies

Coinbase Considering Listing GRAM and 16 Other Cryptocurrencies

  • Some of the proposed cryptocurrencies are yet to go live, such GRAM, which is expected to be distributed in the next two months.
  • Last month Coinbase announced 8 cryptocurrencies for consideration, but only two (Algorand and Dash) were added to its Pro platform so far.
Messaging Giant Line Launches Crypto Exchange in Japan

Messaging Giant Line Launches Crypto Exchange in Japan

  • Two weeks after receiving a cryptocurrency exchange license in Japan, Line launched Bitmax for its 81 million Japan-based users.
  • The exchange will be available to Japanese persons with a Line account, and will not charge trading fees, only a 108 yen charge for deposits and withdrawals.
Registration for Binance.US will Begin Next Week

Registration for Binance.US will Start Next Week

  • Binance will finally be opening registration and deposits for its U.S.-based trading platform on 18 September, with six cryptocurrencies being available for deposit initially.
  • The platform will not offer trading services for New York-based customers, as the company has yet to apply for a "BitLicense".
Coinbase Considering the Launch of an IEO Platform

Coinbase Token on the Way?

  • Coinbase's Head of Institutional Sales in Asia said that an IEO platform presents a "really interesting opportunity" for the exchange.
  • A Coinbase IEO platform could indicate that the exchange will be issuing its own proprietary exchange token in the near future.
Initial Margin Limits for Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures Contracts Revealed

Revealed: Initial Margin Limits for Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures Contracts

  • The margin requirements for daily and monthly futures contracts will be $3,900.
  • Even though Bakkt's warehouse has been accepting deposits since 6 September, its Bitcoin futures contracts will be launched on 23 September.
The Gemini Cryptocurrency Exchange is Launching Its Own Custody Service

Gemini to Launch its Own Custodial Service

  • The new custody solution, Gemini Custody, will enable the exchange's customers to trade assets instantly.
  • The Gemini Custody will reportedly be highly secured, and will initially offer support for 18 digital assets, many of which are ERC-20 tokens.
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Binance Boosts its Derivatives Offerings With a New Acquisition

  • Binance has acquired trading platform JEX in order to provide its users with services such as futures contracts, options and other derivative products.
  • The already existing JEX tokens will eventually be retrieved and burned in various forms, including trading commission deductions.
Binance Launches Two New Crypto Testing Platforms

Binance Launches Two New Crypto Testing Platforms

  • Big prizes of up to $10,000 in BNB await users that get involved in the testing of the new platforms.
  • Binance also launched crypto loans and the interest rates are now public.
Binance Will be Launching Cryptocurrency Lending This Month

Binance Will be Launching Cryptocurrency Lending This Month

  • Initially users will be able to lend ETC, USDT, and BNB, on which they can earn interest.
  • The new service will be available for subscription from 6:00 UTC on 28 August, and will last until 0:00 UTC on 29 August, on a first come first served basis.