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Japanese Regulator Officially Proposes Cutting Crypto Margin Trading Leverage Cap

The Japanese Financial Services Agency (FSA) — the country’s financial regulator — proposed lowering the leverage rate limit of cryptocurrency margin trading from 4x to 2x.The FSA announced the proposed measure on Jan. 14 in a cabinet office ordinance — an official order that is issued along with a

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FTX Derivatives Exchange Launches Bitcoin Options Trading

FTX crypto derivatives exchange platform has begun services for Bitcoin (BTC) options. The announcement came in a tweet posted on Saturday from FTX CEO Bankman-Fried.Options are live!https://t.co/B85lrLVDQO— SBF (@SBF_Alameda) January 12, 2020The announcement did not include any specific details about the offering, only that its Bitcoin options. However, in another

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Crypto Derivatives Exchange FTX Launched Bitcoin Options Trading

Cryptocurrency derivatives exchange FTX has launched Bitcoin (BTC) options trading on Jan. 11.FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried announced in a tweet yesterday that options were listed on the trading platform. Furthermore, later the same day he also claimed that options trading volume on the exchange reached $1 million in about

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OKEx Bitcoin Options Trading Now Open for All, Gets Great Response from Community

The BTCUSD Options market created by OKEx—the largest spot and futures digital asset exchange platform is finally open to the public. Developed in-house, the platform went live on Thursday, January 9, 2020, following the successful conclusion of simulation run as well as the exclusive invite-only trading phase. With this latest

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Japan Crypto Exchanges Face Imminent Margin Trading Limits: Report

Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency exchanges in Japan will face significant restrictions on margin trading as soon as this Spring, according to reports.Referencing sources at Japan’s finance regulator, the Financial Services Agency (FSA), local English-language news outlet Japan Times revealed plans to limit margin leverage to twice the total of

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Crypto Trading Privacy Gets a Boost as $15M of Tether Moves to Liquid Sidechain

Stronger privacy is coming to the largest stablecoin, tether, with a recent blockchain-to-blockchain swap of $15 million worth of tokens.At 11:27 UTC on Jan. 7, stablecoin issuer Tether conducted a cross-chain swap of some 15 million USDT reserves from ethereum to Blockstream’s Liquid, a federated sidechain running parallel to the

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