CoinfloorEX to Launch BTC Futures

CoinfloorEX will be at least the fifth site that launched bitcoin futures, joining Bitmex, CryptoFacilities, CME Group and CBOE
15 March 2018   243

London-based crypto exchange CoinfloorEX, founded in 2013, announced bitcoin futures launch. The launch of the first contract should take place next month. This is reported by Reuters.

It is noteworthy that, unlike the products of competitors, the contracts of CoinfloorEX will be provided on terms of physical calculations, that is, all payments will be made in bitcoins. Futures of CME and CBOE provide all calculations in fiat.

Co-founder of CoinfloorEX Mark Lamb explained that the decision to create the product was made in response to the numerous requests of the clients of the trading platform.

When you talk to the liquidity providers, they all say the same thing, which is they want a physically delivered futures contract so they can hedge their exposure across exchanges.
 

Mark Lamb 

Co-founder, Coinfloor

Many trading companies and large investors fear that futures that are being traded in fiat can be an easy target for manipulation, since intruders can affect the price of the underlying asset in order to achieve the desired result, Lamb explained.

Thus, CoinfloorEX will be at least the fifth site that launched bitcoin futures, joining Bitmex, CryptoFacilities, CME Group and CBOE.

Australia joins the crypto-discussions arena with Bitcoin & Blockchain Fair

The inaugural Bitcoin and Blockchain Fair will be presented at the Sydney Showgrounds on May 12-13 with an all-round program about cryptocurrency and blockchain
21 April 2018   44

A high profile event in cryptocurrency and blockchain is coming to Sydney, Australia on May 12-13 – Bitcoin and Blockchain Fair. The conference will provide a platform to interact and discuss on all areas of the cryptocurrency and blockchain technology sectors (fintech, investment, venture capital, regulation, ICO, etc.), current opportunities and perspectives in the form of a Forum and an Exhibition Showcases.

The Exhibition Showcase that will allow to exhibit showcases and engage with crypto services providers, government and fintech startups. Forum is the bulk of the conference and is comprised of 2-day sessions to allow international speakers and industry leaders of the crypto and blockchain sectors a chance to share their expertise. May 12 is focusing on cryptocurrency and ICO engagement; May 13 wil cover blockchain technology overview, case studies, solutions and future trends.

The fair is organized by ABF Business and Principal Sponsor Coinspot. Exhibitors and Speakers include attendees from Asia, Europe and USA together with key Australian high profile crypto & blockchain enterprises. The full agenda of the event can be found here.