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   1259

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

 

Argo to Report on Mining Profitability Increase in Q2

It was also reported that by the end of June, company owns about £ 3 million in crypto assets, which is 7.7% higher than expected
03 July 2019   225

The British mining company Argo Blockchain published a financial report for the second quarter of 2019, according to which its revenues increased significantly in the second quarter, exceeding its own expectations.

So, in comparison with the previous report, published in early June, the income from mining Argo Blockchain increased by 24%. The increase in profitability from mining at the same time turned out to be proportional to the increase in the Bitcoin price observed during the recent period.

The Company now expects to generate 161 BTC, or GBP1.38m of cryptoassets, in June based on a BTC price of $10,817.16 USD as of 30 June 2019. This is an increase of approximately 101% from the Company's May mining results and represents a mining margin of roughly 81%. The Company considers that this demonstrates that the Company is one of the most efficient miners in the market.
 

Argo Blockchain Team

Argo Blockchain also said that as of the end of June, the company owns about £ 3 million in cryptocurrency assets, which is 7.7% higher than expected.

Also Argo Blockchain intends to expand its activities. In particular, the company plans to deploy another 2500 miners in Quebec by the end of the third quarter, which is also expected to significantly increase revenues.

Our better-than-expected mining performance reflects both improving industry conditions as well as Argo's business strategy, which has enabled it to rapidly ramp up operations and thereby take full advantage of the upturn. As a result, we enter the third quarter with a strong momentum to deliver further growth and improving mining efficiency.
 

Mike Edwards

Executive chairman, Argo

It should be noted Argo Blockchain was the first cryptocurrency company, the placement of shares of which was approved by the London Stock Exchange last June.