Home > Futures

CME Bitcoin futures numbers saw a 57% uptick in January

Bitcoin’s price rose significantly in January. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange, or CME, also hit record Bitcoin (BTC) futures trading numbers in the same month. “In January, BTC average daily volume (ADV) reached a monthly record of 17,549 contracts (87.7K equivalent bitcoin),” a CME representative told Cryptox. Each CME Bitcoin futures contract

Read More

USDT-settled futures contracts are gaining popularity, here’s why

When BitMEX launched its Bitcoin (BTC) perpetual futures market in 2016, it created a new paradigm for cryptocurrency traders. Although this was not the first platform to offer BTC-settled inverse swaps, BitMEX brought usability and liquidity to a broader audience of investors.BitMEX contracts did not involve fiat or stablecoins and

Read More

Market Wrap: Bitcoin Hits Record $48.2K as CME Ether Futures at $33M Volume on First Day

Bitcoin and ether surpassed Monday’s price records. In ether’s case, CME’s futures launch has given the asset more credibility than ever before.Bitcoin (BTC) trading around $47,174 as of 21:15 UTC (4:15 p.m. ET). Gaining 7.1% over the previous 24 hours.Bitcoin’s 24-hour range: $43,948-$48,226 (CryptoX 20)BTC well above the 10-hour and

Read More

Record $584M Litecoin futures open interest signals institutional inflow

Litecoin (LTC) might be 60% below its December 2017 all-time high at $420, but that hasn't stopped its futures contracts open interest from reaching a record $584 million. This makes LTC the seventh-largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization and it ranks third in derivatives, behind Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).Litecoin futures

Read More