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CME Is Set To Launch Bitcoin Futures In December

by Samuel Raeon November 20, 2017
It has only been a few weeks since CME Group announced that it would be putting forward bitcoin futures as a near-term tradable asset for its clients. At the time, when the announcement hit press, markets regarded it as relatively positive given that it should theoretically improve the liquidity in the underlying asset based on […]

Japanese Quoine Wants To Tackle The Russian Bitcoin Market

by Samuel Raeon November 17, 2017
We have said it before here at Fintechist, but we’ll say it again – an increase in collaborative mergers and acquisition activity in an industry, especially a nascent industry such as that of blockchain and cryptocurrency right now, is a leading indicator of sector growth. This is why the latest news out of Japan is […]

Here’s What The Gold Space Thinks About Bitcoin

by Samuel Raeon November 16, 2017
For as long as bitcoin has been around, but even more so over the last couple of years, the asset has been compared to gold. Is it a store of value? Is it a tradable token of exchange? Is it a commodity, a currency, what? Indeed, it seems as though it proven its worth as […]

Man Group Is About To Launch Its Own Bitcoin Futures Instrument

by Samuel Raeon November 15, 2017
Bitcoin futures have long been the subject of intense scrutiny in the US, with the SEC to date having repeatedly turned down applications to allow these sorts of tradable instruments to be listed legally in the country. The problem, as is repeatedly reported, is that the underlying asset (the bitcoin, in this instance) is far […]

Coinbase And The IRS Are At It Again

by Samuel Raeon November 14, 2017
Coinbase has grown to become one of the industry’s most well known and well-established names over the last half decade and for good reason – it’s wallet and exchange services are some of the most trustworthy and most well respected in the space. While it’s a darling of the industry, however, at least from the […]
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Here’s Our Take On What’s Happening With The Bitcoin Price Right Now

by Samuel Raeon November 13, 2017
Over the last few weeks, the bitcoin price has been something of a roller-coaster. We initially saw price run up to just shy of $8000 a piece as the markets headed into the proposed hard fork (Seqwit2X) but then a shock hit press – the fork was canceled and things would be moving forward as […]