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   1514

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.

Lightning Desktop App to be Launched in BTC Mainnet

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the macOS, Windows and Linux, however, it's oriented fro test environment
24 April 2019   148

Lightning Labs, a leading developer of solutions for the Lightning Network, announced the launch of its desktop wallet in the main Bitcoin network. An application that was previously tested in a test network is available in the alpha version.

The application, which is based on the lightweight Neutrino client, is available for the operating systems macOS, Windows and Linux, however, as the developers emphasize, is still oriented primarily to the test environment. At the same time, more advanced users can also experiment with the wallet interface and get access to their funds.

Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot
Lightning App Desktop Version Screenshot

The Neutrino client allows non-custodial Lightning wallets to verify Bitcoin transactions without the need to synchronize with the full version of the blockchain.

The new release includes such a function as displaying a single balance, which will allow users to see the cumulative number of coins both in the network base and in the payment channels by percentage.