Last trade date for Bitcoin futures in May approaches

According to the bitcoin futures calendars provided by CME Group May contracts for the token end trading on May 25
21 May 2018   1449

CME Group has announced the settlement date for bitcoin futures contracts of May 2018 - May 31. With the May contracts having started trading on February 26, the trading will cease on May 25. As for May 31 that will be the date when the final price for the contract is going to be determined. The product code on the platform for the reference is BTCK18.

At the moment of publication, the parameters for bitcoin futures are as follows:

Last trade price 8510
Price change +285
Total number of traded contracts 985

CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace. The company is comprised of 4 Designated Contract Markets: CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX.

Binance to Launch BTC-Pegged Own Chain Based Token

In this way exchange wants to transfer crypto based on own blockchains to its ecosystem and  increase liquidity and trading volumes at Binance DEX
17 June 2019   156

In the coming days, Binance Exchange will launch a series of BEP2-tokens, tied to different cryptocurrency rates, on its own Binance Chain blockchain. The first token of this type will be BTCB - its rate is tied to Bitcoin.

BTCB is backed with bitcoins located in Binance reserves. The address for storing bitcoins has already been made publicly available, so that users can verify that the token has the necessary support.

In the future, the BTCB / BTC trading pair will be launched on Binance.com. With its help, users will be able to convert the original cryptocurrency into the Binance Chain token. The price spread in this case will be about 0.1%.

According to Binance, in this way it can transfer cryptocurrencies based on its own blockchains to its ecosystem and currently not represented in the Binance Chain. The company expects the launch of new tools to increase liquidity and trading volumes at Binance DEX.

While this approach is more centralized than atomic swaps, we believe it provides a higher degree of ease-of-use to most traders. And most traders are already trusting Binance.com to hold their funds anyway.
 

Binance Team

To date, Binance has independently reserved 9,001 BTC and released 9,001 BTCB. The BTCB / BTC trading pair on Binance.com will tentatively appear within a day, and an asset will be added to Binance DEX after approval of the relevant offer.