CME and Cboe report of June BTC futures expiration

Cboe Futures Exchange is closing Bitcoin futures trading for June on June 13 as CME will close its June session on June 29
22 May 2018   5096

According to Cboe XBT Bitcoin Futures trading data, June futures contracts will expire on June 13. Under XBT/M8 trading symbol, trading in Cboe bitcoin futures on December 10, 2017. This granted transparency, efficient price discovery, deep liquidity and centralized clearing.

At the moment of publication, the trading parameters for XBT/M8 are as follows:

Last trade price 8254.50
Price change -140.50
Total number of traded contracts 1837

As for CME, Bitcoin Futures are traded under code BTCM18 for June 2018. The trade start trade was December 15, 2017 with final price settlement date set for July 5. The June contract will cease trading on June 29.

The trading data at the moment of publication for BTCM18 is as follows:

Last trade price 8570
Price change +140
Total number of traded contracts 553

Bitifinex to Cooperate With Bitrefill

Exchange's users will be able to purchase products from the Bitrefill catalog with help of Lightning Network
05 December 2019   149

The Bitfinex cryptocurrency exchange has entered into a partnership with the service of replenishing mobile accounts and gift certificates Bitrefill.

Using Lightning Network (LN) technology, Bitfinex users will be able to purchase products from the Bitrefill catalog, which includes more than 2,000 digital gift cards and options for replenishing mobile accounts.

As soon as the user pays for the goods using Bitcoin, Bitfinex and Bitrefill automatically settle through the LN network, which makes transactions cheaper and much faster.

Bitcoin’s use as a means of payment represents an important milestone in the inevitable journey towards mass adoption. This is why the Lightning Network is so important. As an exchange, Bitfinex is at the forefront of developing solutions utilizing this technology.

Paolo Ardoino

CTO, Bitfinex

On December 3, Bitfinex integrated payment support through the Lightning Network.