CBOE Not to List Bitcoin Futures in March

According to the company report, it needs to understand its own approach to the cryptocurrency ecosystem
15 March 2019   154

Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) announced on Thursday, March 14th that it will not add new markets to Bitcoin futures this month. According to the company, it needs to understand its own approach to the cryptocurrency ecosystem.

CFE is not adding a Cboe Bitcoin (USD) (“XBT”) futures contract for trading in March 2019. CFE is assessing its approach with respect to how it plans to continue to offer digital asset derivatives for trading. While it considers its next steps, CFE does not currently intend to list additional XBT futures contracts for trading.

CFE Message to Investors

At the same time, the exchange declares that already placed contracts for Bitcoin futures remain available for trading. This means that the last of the listed contracts, XBTM19, will expire in June of this year.

Bitcoin futures trading on the CBOE started in December 2017, at the peak of prices for the first cryptocurrency.

Cryptopia to Provide New Info Regarding Compensations

The exchange isn't going to refund deposits, sent more than 24 hours after the security breach
25 March 2019   20

The New Zealand cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia provided additional information regarding the procedure for paying compensation to users who suffered from a hacker attack in January.

According to today's announcement, users who have made deposits to their addresses more than 24 hours after the company reported the incident, that is, after 16/01/2019 12:00AM NZT , will not be able to claim payment in accordance with the previously announced plan.

The Exchange also draws attention to the fact that it currently does not have a specific deadline for returning assets to users to whom such payments are due. Cryptopia addresses are still not available for deposits, so users shouldn't try to transfer funds to them until further notice. After the renewal of deposits, clients of the exchange will need to regenerate the purse addresses for each of the supported cryptocurrencies.

As analysts noted, the funds withdrawal continued even after the official announcement and the start of a police investigation.