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Dawn Griffiths, Conyers Dill & Pearman

Bermuda: The world’s blockchain laboratory?

Wed, 18/04/2018 - 12:45

There is a sense of optimism in Bermuda that the success it has enjoyed over the years in respect of the ILS industry can, over the coming years, be replicated in the cryptocurrency and blockchain arena. »

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UK’s first cryptocurrency mine open to qualified investors launches

Mon, 19/03/2018 - 10:46

The first investable British cryptocurrency mine has launched. The mine, which will be Britain’s biggest, will be open to qualified investors through a limited company – The Third Bladetec Bitcoin Mine Ltd – which is governed and protected by UK law. »

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Cboe conducts March settlement of Cboe bitcoin futures

Thu, 15/03/2018 - 09:38

Cboe Global Markets has announced the settlement of the March expiry Cboe bitcoin (XBT) futures, the third contract settlement conducted since its launch in December. »

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SEC charges former bitcoin-denominated exchange and operator with fraud

Thu, 22/02/2018 - 09:20

The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former bitcoin-denominated platform and its operator with operating an unregistered securities exchange and defrauding users. »

Yyves Choueifaty, TOBAM

Bitcoin has potential to become standard measure of value, says TOBAM’s CEO

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 10:39

Cryptocurrencies have been a hot button topic among investors over the last 12 months but amid all the hype, the key question is: Is this a de facto asset class? Or merely an exotic star that will burn brightly only to end in a spectacular supernova? Just look at what has happened to the price of bitcoin in recent days. »

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Solactive launches bitcoin futures index

Fri, 22/12/2017 - 12:36

Three weeks after the approval of bitcoin futures by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in the United States, niche index provider Solactive is launching the Solactive Bitcoin Front Month Rolling Futures 5D Index, an index tracking the performance of XBT futures listed on Cboe Global Markets (Cboe). »

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Digital assets and blockchain equities fund returns 24 per cent in November

Tue, 19/12/2017 - 10:26

Singapore-based OC Horizon FinTech has concluded its first month of activity in blockchain related asset investment, having achieved a 24 per cent return in November. »

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MarketFactory enables bitcoin futures trading on the CME with Whisperer FX API

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 09:58

Market participants using MarketFacory’s ultra-low latency API for foreign exchange trading, Whisperer, will be able to trade Bitcoin futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) when they launch on 18 December. »

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Interactive Brokers launches bitcoin futures trading

Wed, 13/12/2017 - 08:40

Interactive Brokers Group is now offering clients the ability to trade bitcoin futures on the Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE). »

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Vela ready for bitcoin futures trading on Cboe and CME

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 09:57

Market access technology provider Vela is to support bitcoin futures, meaning that firms wishing to take advantage of the new contracts from Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) and CME Group Inc (CME) can receive market data and trading access without delay from launch. »

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