CME Head: BTC futures will decrease the coin's volatility

Terry Duffy, Head of CME Group, believes that he launch of bitcoin futures on the traditional financial will help reduce the volatility of the BTC
17 November 2017   1363

According to the head of CME Group, Terry Duffy, the launch of bitcoin futures on the traditional financial will help reduce the volatility of the first crypto currency. This is reported by the Business Insider.

Listen, it’s no mystery, this is a different product. We want to get out something that’s safe. 
 

Terry Duffy

Head, CME Group

According to mr. Duffy, BTC volatility will be reduced due to these factors:

  1. Bitcoin futures will not be able to trade 20% below or above the price of settlement the previous day.
  2. Bitcoin futures traders will have to put up approximately 30% collateral in the event they lose the bet.

Also, he belives that Bitcoin futures most likely, will attract to the market a younger generation of traders.

There’s a lot of young people that will like this type of marketplace, and they don’t even know what futures are today.
 

Terry Duffy

Head, CME Group

 

Layer1 to Receive $50M Investments

These investment helped the startup to reach $200M market value and and will be used to enter mining market
16 October 2019   111

Layer1, backed by the Digital Currency Group (DCG) raised $ 50 million from a number of well-known venture capitalists, including PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel.

According to The Block, thanks to the successful closure of the Series A financing round, the company's market value reached $ 200 million.

Initially, the company focused on supporting the ecosystem of confidential cryptocurrency Grin. However, now the San Francisco-based firm intends to focus on bitcoin mining and plans to compete with Chinese miners over time.

We expect our chips to be competitive for at least eight years now...you want to have your own chips in hand. We also have our own electricity substations: effectively that's as close you can get to owning your own power plan.
 

Alexander Liegl

CEO, Layer1

To implement this plan, the company acquired land in Texas for the construction of substations, entered into a partnership with a Beijing manufacturer of semiconductors and built its own infrastructure for cryptocurrency mining. Ligl added that Layer1 intends to become a vertically oriented company that controls every element in the mining business process chain.

The company also intends to enter the lending and crypto derivatives markets.