The U.S. Commodity Futures Commission (CFTC) makes LedgerX the first federally regulated bitcoin options exchange and clearing house authorized to list and clear bitcoin options for the institutional market.

Why Has LedgerX’ Physical Bitcoin Futures Platform Not Launched?
August 2nd, 2019

LedgerX has not yet launched the first physically settled Bitcoin Futures trading platform after the 180-day probation period with CFTC stating that lack of a decision does not constitute an approval.

CFTC Says LedgerX’ Physical Bitcoin Futures Platform is Not Approved
August 2nd, 2019

Just recently, LedgerX came out saying that they have launched the first physically settled Bitcoin Futures trading platform. However, CFTC later commented that LedgerX hasn’t yet been approved by the commission.

ICE CEO Reveals Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Launch is Just Around the Corner
August 1st, 2019

According to the CEO of ICE, Bakkt’s parent company, the launch of the firm’s physically settled Bitcoin futures, is on the horizon. The CEO has said that they are waiting for NYFDS approval.

Fed’s Rate Cuts Likely to Affect Bitcoin Price, Here’s How
August 1st, 2019

Weaker USD may be good news for Bitcoin price which could pick up more because of the quarter-percent rate cut. The move has been seen as preventative by economists but could also be a catalyst for the next financial crisis.

Bitcoin Price On Its Way to Recovering, Similar Situation Paved a Way to Its $20k Price
August 1st, 2019

Bitcoin had been in an uptrend for most of the day, and yesterday it managed to successfully pierce the $10,000 mark, which is generally considered to be a level of crucial psychological, if not technical, resistance.

LedgerX Launches ‘Physical’ Bitcoin Futures in the U.S. Before Bakkt
July 31st, 2019

Bitcoin derivatives provider LedgerX announced it has launched the first physically-settled bitcoin futures contracts in the U.S. The contracts, which pay traders out in Bitcoin, will be available to both institutional and retail investors.

Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures Test Starts Today, Launch Imminent This Quarter
July 22nd, 2019

Bakkt Digital Asset Summit highlighted important developments in the launch of Bakkt Bitcoin Futures, which beta release is expected today. CFTC commissioner Dawn Stamp acknowledged the high demand for the derivative product.

CME Registers Record Surge for Its Bitcoin Futures Sign-Ups in June
July 4th, 2019

The CME Group has seen a massive surge in open interest for Bitcoin Futures contracts that also hints towards rising institutional participation.

CFTC Allows ErisX to Offer Physically Delivered Digital Asset Futures Contracts
July 2nd, 2019

CFTC granted TD Ameritrade-backed ErisX a derivatives clearing organization (DCO) license under the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) allowing the Eris Exchange to offer physically delivered digital asset futures contracts.

CFTC Lets LedgerX Settle Futures in Actual Bitcoin
June 26th, 2019

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) cleared Bitcoin derivatives provider LedgerX to offer physically settled BTC futures contracts to institutional and retail customers.