Bitcoin Ends July at Highest Monthly Close Since 2017 Peak

Bitcoin closed the month of July at $11,351, its highest monthly close since the bellwether cryptocurrency’s all-time high nearly two-and-a-half years ago.  Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an independent operating subsidiary […]

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CFTC Hints at Future Digital Asset Regulatory Framework

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which regulates the U.S. bitcoin and ether derivatives markets, plans to develop a digital asset innovation blueprint by 2024. Disclosure The leader in blockchain news, CoinDesk is a media outlet that strives for the highest journalistic standards and abides by a strict set of editorial policies. CoinDesk is an […]

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ErisX Releases API for Bulk Trading of Bitcoin, Ether

Crypto derivatives platform ErisX said Tuesday it launched an API for bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ether and litecoin block trading, allowing for bulk trades. The API provides greater integration of the firm’s block trading facility, a service for spot and futures market crypto traders looking to strike private, high-volume deals. This applies to spot trades of at […]

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3 Straight Record Days Drive CME Bitcoin Futures Open Interest to All-Time High

Open interest for CME bitcoin futures made a new all-time high of just under $500 million on Friday, the third consecutive day of open interest records this week. Significant growth in CME futures demonstrates the intensifying contest between the stalwart institutional trading platform and crypto-native derivatives exchanges like BitMEX.  Over the past month, CME’s bitcoin […]

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