CME Group unveiled Bitcoin futures trading launch date

The CME Group will start Bitcoin futures trading on the second week of December
14 November 2017   2148

The earlier announced bitcoin futures trading by CME Group will occur during the second week of December 2017. The head of the company Terry Duffy said this on Monday in the "Power Lunch" show on CNBC.

Terry Duffy said that they want to give other people a place where they could plan risk of Bitcoin. According to him, today it is impossible to make short sales of bitcoin, so there is only one way: either you buy it or sell it to someone else. This creates a two-way market, and it is always more efficient. The Bitcoin futures trading will be launched on the 2nd week of December.

About the plans to launch trading in futures for Bitcoin, the leading stock exchange of financial derivatives CME Group reported on October 31. The new contracts will be launched on a cash settlement basis and will be based on the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR) - the reference rate of bitcoin against the US dollar compiled by the CME Group on Bitstamp, GDAX, itBit and Kraken.

Casa to Launch Lightning Node Mobile App Called Sats

Casa to Launch Sats App With Lightning Network Support
04 July 2019   884

Casa startup, specializing in the creation of secure storage systems for private keys, introduced a mobile bitcoin application Sats App, which makes it easy to manage Lightning-node.

Sats App is positioned as a non-custodial bitcoin wallet "with unique functions." According to Casa CEO Jeremy Welch, the SatsBack reward program will soon be launched, under which users will receive small amounts in BTC. For example, for connecting an application and a Casa Node device to each other, the user will receive 20,000 Satoshi.

Features are focused on increasing adoption of bitcoin and lightning nodes. You will be able to earn bitcoin if you don’t have a Casa node, but you will be able to earn bitcoin faster if you have a node.
 

Jeremy Welch 

CEO, Casa

He also added that the application, available for iOS and Android, is “secure, private and connects via Tor”.

According to CoinDesk, the startup earlier raised $ 3.5 million from Castle Island Ventures, Boost VC and Compound, and several other investors. Currently, a startup staff of 25 people serves users from 60 countries.