Bank of England Head Doesn't Consider Cryptos as a Thread

The statement of Bank of England head had a big impact onto the cryptocurrency market
19 March 2018   1228

Head of Bank of England at G20 Summit

The Financial Stability Board (FSB), which supervises banks and financial networks, refused to create new rules for regulating bitcoin in favor of revising existing ones. According to Reuters, the statement was made in the framework of preparatory meetings before the G20 summit.

According to the chairman of the FSB, the head of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, the authorities need to focus their efforts on filling the gaps in the data exchange that can help to regulate the rapidly developing but still "insignificant" cryptual currency against the global financial market system.

The FSB’s initial assessment is that crypto-assets do not pose risks to global financial stability at this time. As its work to fix the fault lines that caused the financial crisis draws to a close, the FSB is increasingly pivoting away from design of new policy initiatives towards dynamic implementation and rigorous evaluation of the effects of the agreed G20 reforms. 
 

Mark Carney

Head, Bank of England

The chairman of the FSB also expressed his belief that his department, even if the leadership was changed, would not develop new standards for regulating crypto-currencies, but would improve existing ones.

As its work to fix the fault lines that caused the financial crisis draws to a close, the FSB is increasingly pivoting away from design of new policy initiatives towards dynamic implementation and rigorous evaluation of the effects of the agreed G20 reforms.
 

Mark Carney

Head, Bank of England

Market Reaction

Meanwhile, the market reacted positively to this statement

Top Ten Cryptocurrencies
Top Ten Cryptocurrencies

In a short time the BTC jumped by $ 1000. Altcoins followed, most of which came out into the green zone.

Total Market Cap
Total Market Cap

Overall marketcap had also jumped from $274B to $318B in a short time.

Bakkt to Unveil Bitcoin Futures Test Date

Along with date announcement, COO Bakkt believes the platform will attract institutional investors and set new standards for the cryptocurrency market
14 June 2019   249

The Bakkt cryptocurrency platform has named the exact start date for testing Bitcoin futures. The first users will be allowed to test the tool on July 22.

According to Bakkt's Operations Director, Adam White, the platform will attract institutional investors and set new standards for the cryptocurrency market.

White pointed out that the wider distribution of cryptocurrencies, in particular, is hampered by unreliable pricing mechanisms and the likelihood of instantly falling rates.

Along with these problem-solving solutions that are new to digital asset markets, Bakkt also brings all the other features that institutions would expect in a versatile and broadly accessible market, including: block trades; a fee holiday through the end of the year to encourage trading; market maker incentive programs to encourage liquid markets; and integrations with ISVs and regulated brokerage platforms.
 

Adam White

COO, Bakkt

At Bakkt, two futures contracts will be presented - with daily and monthly settlements. Risk management and the securing mechanism for these contracts will meet the standards of the traditional derivatives market.