CFTC to Approve LedgerX's Deliverable BTC Futures

At the same time, another platforms such as Bakkt, ErisX and Seed CX still awaiting regulatory approval
26 June 2019   731

Cryptocurrency derivatives provider LedgerX LLC has received a license from the Authorized Derivatives Market (DCM) from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which will allow it to launch the country's first bitcoin futures.

Deliveries for deliverable futures are made in the underlying asset, not in fiat funds. Thus, LedgerX outstripped the Bakkt, ErisX and Seed CX platforms, which are still awaiting regulatory approval.

At the same time, LedgerX intends to launch the Omni platform for trading options, swaps, and bitcoin futures for retail investors, since at the moment it does not see enough interest from institutional market participants.

However, it should be added that some experts have already expressed fears that the nature of the license received will not allow LedgerX to provide margin tools to customers, and Bakkt should have such functionality.

Recall about the intentions to obtain the appropriate permission and overtake competitors LedgerX said in April.

Nasdaq to Launch Index, Based on 100 Crypto Assets

Neural network, considering 200 different factors, helped to create the list of the assets tracked by the CIX100 index
16 October 2019   112

Nasdaq, the world's second largest stock exchange, has added the CIX100 index based on 100 crypto assets, reports CoinTelegraph.

When building a basket of hundreds of leading digital assets, the tool from Cryptoindex.com uses neural network algorithms that take into account more than 200 different factors. Such a comprehensive analysis allows, in particular, to exclude coins with fake volumes.

It is also known that the index draws data on transactions on the nine largest bitcoin exchanges, and also analyzes information from social networks and the media. Only those coins that last in the top 200 for at least three months can become components of the CIX100. The composition of the index will be reviewed monthly.

According to the developers, the index will be useful for both newcomers to the industry and professionals.