SBI Group reports investee getting CFTC approval for OTC derivatives trading in US

The United States subsidiary of electronic trading platform developer Clear Markets has reportedly received approval from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, to offer over-the-counter crypto derivatives products with physical settlement. In a Tuesday notice, SBI Holdings — a stakeholder of Clear Markets — said the CFTC had approved the U.S. subsidiary operating a Swap Execution Facility, in which it plans to offer derivatives trading for U.S. dollar and Bitcoin (BTC) pairs. The Japan-based financial services company said its market maker planned to expand its trading partners in the…

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$29K Bitcoin is closer than you might expect, according to derivatives data

Bitcoin (BTC) price continues to battle at the $24,000 resistance and the price was rejected there on Aug. 10, but the rejection was not enough to knock the price out of the 52-day-long ascending channel. The channel has a $22,500 support and this bullish formation suggests that the BTC price will eventually hit the $29,000 level by early October. Bitcoin/USD 12-hour price. Source: TradingView Bitcoin derivatives data does show a lack of interest from leveraged longs (bulls), but at the same time, it does not price higher odds of a…

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3 key Ethereum derivatives metrics suggest $1,600 ETH support lacks strength

Ether (ETH) price is up 60% since May 3, outperforming leading cryptocurrency Bitcoin (BTC) by 32% over that span. However, evidence suggests the current $1,600 support lacks strength as network use and smart contract deposit metrics weakened. Moreover, ETH derivatives show increasing sell pressure from margin traders. The positive price move was primarily driven by growing certainty of the “Ethereum merge” transition to a proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus network in September. During the Ethereum core developers conference call on July 14, developer Tim Beiko proposed Sept. 19 as the tentative target…

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Bitcoin derivatives show a lack of confidence from bulls

Bitcoin (BTC) has been trending up since mid-July, although the current ascending channel formation holds $21,100 support. This pattern has been holding for 45 days and could potentially drive BTC towards $26,000 by late August. Bitcoin/USD 12-hour price. Source: TradingView According to Bitcoin derivatives data, investors are pricing higher odds of a downturn, but recent improvements in global economic perspective might take the bears by surprise. The correlation to traditional assets is the main source of investors’ distrust, especially when pricing in recession risks and tensions between the United States…

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2 key Ethereum derivatives metrics suggest that $880 was ETH’s bottom

Ether (ETH) price is up 16% since July 1 and has outperformed Bitcoin (BTC) in the last 7 days. The move could be partially driven by investors clinging to their hopes that the Ethereum network transition to proof-of-stake (PoS) consensus will be a bullish catalyst. The next steps for this smart contract involve “the Merge,” which was previously known as Eth 2.0. The final trial on the Goerli test network is expected in July before the Ethereum mainnet gets the green light for its upgrade. Since Terra’s ecosystem collapsed in…

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With the bear market in full throttle, crypto derivatives retain their popularity

The 2022 cryptocurrency bear market has been the worst on record as most Bitcoin traders are underwater and continue to sell at a loss. In response to the rapid decline of token prices, some investors have fled to safe-haven assets; some have exited the market completely and others have perplexingly turned to the enigmatic market of crypto derivatives.  With regards to this, Cointelegraph spoke to BingX’s brand lead Emerson Li. BingX is a Singaporean social-based cryptocurrency exchange known for its leaderboards where users can compete with others for returns on…

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Coinbase Launches First Crypto Derivatives Product Tailored Towards Retail Traders.

In the midst of a collapse in the market for digital assets, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is launching a derivatives product next week. On June 27, Nano bitcoin futures, the exchange’s first listed product, will go live. Investors will be able to purchase contracts linked to the potential value of a tenth of a bitcoin. It will be reachable through clearing companies and independent retail brokers. Futures contracts can be used as a hedge for trading techniques by institutional and retail traders alike because they are smaller in size and need…

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Bitcoin derivatives data shows no ‘bottom’ in sight as traders avoid leveraged long positions

Bitcoin (BTC) lost the $28,000 support on June 12 following worsening macroeconomic conditions. The United States Treasury 2-year note yield closed on June 10 at 3.10%, its highest level since December 2007. This shows that traders are demanding higher rates to hold their debt instruments and expect inflation to remain a persistent challenge. Louis S. Barnes, a senior loan officer at Cherry Creek, stated that as the United States reported its highest inflation in 40 years, the mortgage-backed securities (MBS) markets had zero buyers. Barnes added: “Stocks are down 2%…

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