Crypto Futures News 

CBOE Will Not List Bitcoin Futures in March, Cites Need to Assess Crypto Derivatives

“In the case of the CBOE Bitcoin futures market, the difference is then settled in U.S. dollars” writes Aaron Wood for cointelegraph.com. In December 2017, CBOE launched Bitcoin futures trading, followed closely by its competitor, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).CBOE said: “CFE is not adding a Cboe Bitcoin (USD) (“XBT”) futures contract for trading in March 2019.Futures contracts give investors exposure to an underlying asset — in this case Bitcoin — without the need to actually own any.Earlier this week, a report from Bloomberg stated that the Bitcoin price could…

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Crypto Markets News 

XBT Provider Admits Knowledge Gaps as It Postpones Launch Of Cryptocurrency Basket

“Swedish Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded note (ETN) operator XBT Provider has shelved plans to offer altcoin products due to market volatility, Bloomberg reported on Feb. 13” writes William Suberg for cointelegraph.com. Bloomberg notes that XBT intends to wait for the market to settle before revisiting its plans.Speaking to the publication, XBT’s CEO Laurent Kssis revealed the company did not have an understanding of Bitcoin hard forks and related phenomena when Swedish regulators greenlighted its plans in May 2018.However, the vast majority of forks occurred around the time of BTC’s all-time USD…

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