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Next CME Bitcoin Futures Settle on December 28: Upcoming Price Action
Next week will see another round of Bitcoin futures expire and settle on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). Even though the CME Bitcoin futures are cash-settled, they could impact Bitcoin's actual spot price. CME's next round of six-month Bitcoin futures ends on December 28, 2018, with settlement on January 3, 2019. These futures contracts started trading back on July 2 of this year. According to data CryptoPotato had received from CME Group, a previous round of six-month Bitcoin futures contracts started on January 2, 2018, and ended on June 29. The chart below shows slight price action for Bitcoin, correlating with the June 29 expiration date. However, such effect could very well be attributed to other crypto market factors.

Crypto Week In Review: Binance Makes OTC Desk Investment, Bakkt Delays Bitcoin Futures | NewsBTC
-Bitcoin news, price, information & analysis As 2018 bids its last farewells, the crypto market has stuttered, with a majority of crypto assets establishing new year-to-date lows, leading many analysts to express their sentiment that capitulation is officially occurring. However, the peculiar performance of the market hasn't fazed this industry's leading constituents. Binance, for one, continued its investment spree, siphoning millions into a budding upstart. Binance, the crypto industry's leading retail exchange, hasn't seemingly remained unfazed amid the cryptocurrency market downturn, recently diverting $3 million of its venture arm's war chest into Koi Trading, a U.S.-based over-the-counter (OTC) trading desk that specializes in non-retail crypto exchange.

BTC Not Out of The Woods Yet as CME Bitcoin Futures Contracts Expire This Friday
Like clockwork, the CME Bitcoin (BTC) Futures contracts expire every last Friday of the month. This month will not be any different as the investment products are planned to expire this Friday, November 30th 2018. The full schedule of the current futures contracts by the CME Group can be found below. Further analyzing the dates, we find that the contracts are also scheduled to expire on the 28th of December, the 25th of January, the 22nd of February and the 29th of March. According to the CME Group, on the last Friday of the contract month trading of the respective futures contract is halted at 4pm London Time. The CME group goes on to provide the following information about the listing cycles of the futures contracts:

ICE's Bakkt Delays Bitcoin Futures Launch to January
Intercontinental Exchange's bitcoin futures trading platform is delaying its formal launch. Announced Tuesday via a company blog post, Bakkt's first product, unveiled in August, has now been postponed to Jan. 24, 2019. Trading and warehouse operations are both expected to begin on that date. The platform explained that the new listing timeframe will provide additional time for customer and clearing member onboarding prior to the start of trading and warehousing of the new contract. In an announcement on Medium, Bakkt CEO Kelly Loeffler expanded on this statement, saying that the volume of interest in the company and the work required to get all the pieces in place? contributed to the delay.

Bitcoin Futures Volatility Reaches Lowest-Ever Level
Reading: Bitcoin Futures Volatility Reaches Lowest-Ever Level Osato Avan-Nomayo · @3rdPesinSingula | Nov 06, 2018 | 09:00 Osato Avan-Nomayo · @3rdPesinSingula | Nov 06, 2018 | 09:00 With the continued sideways trading of Bitcoin, the volatility of its futures trading recently reached its lowest level. Presently, the cryptocurrency market, in general, shows more stability than the traditional asset marketplace. According to Kevin Davitt of Cboe Global Markets, the volatility of Bitcoin (BTC) 00 futures continues to narrow. Commenting on the matter, the senior instructor at Cboe's Options Institute, said:

CME Report: Bitcoin Futures Average Daily Volume up 93% in Second Quarter
CME revealed that the average daily volume for Bitcoin futures grew by 93 percent in Q2 over the previous quarter in 2018, with open interest up 58 percent. CME revealed that Bitcoin futures average daily volume grew by 93 percent in Q2 over the previous quarter in 2018, while open interest is up 58 percent Bitcoin (BTC) futures average daily volume (ADV) at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) increased by 93 percent in the second quarter over the first quarter of 2018, the company revealed in a tweet July 20. CME also stated that the rate of open interest (OI) or the number of open contracts on Bitcoin futures has exceeded 2,400, which amounted to 58 percent increase in Q1.

Bitcoin Futures | Cointelegraph
Global investment bank JPMorgan believes that the protracted decline in crypto markets is driving away institutional investors. The world's second largest stock exchange Nasdaq has confirmed it plans to launch Bitcoin futures in the first half of 2019. Want to remove some of the volatility from your investments Here's a look at some of the traditional financial instruments making waves in the crypto world. Nasdaq has repeated it wants to launch Bitcoin futures, sources saying these could appear by Q1 next year. Bitcoin futures trading on the U.S. Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) hit record low volatility levels in October, in stark contrast to the rocky global equ...

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