German stock exchange to launch Bitcoin futures

Representatives of biggest securities marketplace in Germany Deutsche Boerse are talking  about whether to list Bitcoin futures on Eurex
15 December 2017   1030

Executives of Deutsche Boerse, a marketplace organizer for the trading of shares and other securities, are discussing the possibility of launching Bitcoin futures on Eurex, the international exchange and the largest European futures and options market. This was reported by Wirtschaftswoche, a German weekly business news magazine.

We are thinking about futures, with which private investors and institutional investors can protect existing investments in Bitcoin or set for falling prices of the cyber currency.
 

Spokeswoman of Deutsche Boerse

It was stated that the company is considering launching Bitcoin futures trading, but did not yet make a clear decision on that. Primarely Deutsche Boerse aspires to clarify how to deal with the volatility of cryptocurrency in order to avoid price manipulation.

Previously, we have reported that CME GroupCboe exchange holding company, Nasdaq Inc and J.P. Morgan banking service unveiled their plans to launch Bitcoin futures, and Cboe exchange has already done that. However, South Korea banned securities firms to introduce Bitcoin futures trading.

HashFlare Users to Face Withdrawal Issues

Looks like Bitcoin cloud mining is not super profitable
18 July 2018   130

Users of HashFlare mining pool can't withdraw their funds, while their contracts are threatened with a temporary ban. Even lower restrictions on withdrawal of funds in the amount of 0.03 BTC caused problems for users, but the service raised the threshold to 0.05 BTC and 0.1 ETH . This is reported by Cryptovest.

In addition, financial pyramids are often promoted under the guise of mining contracts for cloud mining. For last few months, there was a big jump in mining difficulty of many cryptocurrencies, so, old contacts had become unprofitable.

As reported, the reason for the locked funds dates back further - at the beginning of June, so much hashing power was flowing into the Bitcoin network that contracts saw all the mined coins go toward their maintenance fee.

Currently, more and more users who have purchased contracts at earlier stages are facing the fact that they can not withdraw their funds. One of them managed to return the money spent through the bank card operator after filing a corresponding complaint.

To anybody that purchased a Hashflare cloud mining contract with a credit card, it might be possible to get a refund with that credit card as one of my followers tipped me. He bought his contracts at the end of 2017.
 

bccponzi at Twitter

The hash rate of bitcoin increased from 13 EHash / s at the beginning of the year to more than 40 EHash / s in recent months. The difficulty of mining in the present conditions depends on the circumstances of the specific miner. The cost of bitcoin mining for some of them is $ 4,400, while others spend about $ 5,800. However, in 2018, cloudy mining is called an even more dubious occupation than before, especially when it comes to mining bitcoin.