CME’s Bitcoin Index Provider Wins First Crypto Benchmark License in EU

CF Benchmarks has become the first cryptocurrency index provider to be recognized as a Benchmark Administrator under the European Benchmarks Regulation (EU BMR). The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) authorized CF Benchmarks as an administrator on Friday, affirming that financial institutions can use the company’s indices in any European financial products after the BMR takes […]

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Gemini Exchange Data Is Being Added to CME’s Crypto Indices

Market data from the Winklevoss twins-founded crypto exchange Gemini is being added to eight crypto indices offered by CF Benchmarks. Formerly called Crypto Facilities, CF Benchmarks’ eight reference products include four indices and reference rates provided for CME Group, which currently offers a bitcoin futures product: the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate and CME CF Bitcoin Real […]

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Futures Trading Nears $1 Billion in First Month at Kraken Crypto Exchange

Cryptocurrency futures provider Crypto Facilities has seen “tremendous growth” since being acquired by U.S.-based crypto exchange Kraken last month, an executive said. Sui Chung, the subsidiary’s head of indices and pricing products, told CoinDesk that trading volume has increased more than 500 percent since Kraken acquired the futures exchange at the beginning of February for $100 […]

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