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Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Trading Up 3,100% Since First Day

The Bakkt platform is starting to build momentum after a disappointingly uneventful launch. On Thursday 10 October, the exchange reported 224 BTC contracts had been traded, which equates to around $1.83 million. That figure is 3,100% higher than the mere 7 Bitcoin contracts that were traded on the very first day, only 2 weeks ago. …

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Binance Adds WeChat/Alipay On-ramps and P2P Bitcoin Trading In China

Binance yesterday announced the Chinese launch of its P2P trading service, with the slug-line, ‘anything that makes it easier to get crypto’. One thing it didn’t announce, but head honcho, CZ, later confirmed on Twitter, was the addition of fiat on-ramps via WeChat and Alipay. Easier to get crypto, indeed. Binance Focuses on China Market The launch of…

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Bitcoin (BTC) Weekend Trading Volumes Down 50% on BitMEX

Bitcoin (BTC) trading activity has dropped off noticeably on weekends, shows recent analysis by Skew Markets. The pattern, sometimes intuitively noticed by traders, shows a clear weekly bias for the crypto markets. Trading and On-Chain Activity Show Predictable Weekly Bias BTC trading and even on-chain activity has a strong weekly bias, despite the fact that…

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Trading Volume for Bakkt’s Bitcoin Futures Hit Just $5 Million in First Week

The Intercontinental Exchange’s highly anticipated bitcoin futures contract mustered just $5 million of total trading – and its daily product traded fewer than five contracts across its first week. According to the exchange’s Bakkt division, set up last year by the Atlanta-based company as a new marketplace for digital assets, some 623 monthly bitcoin futures…

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64% of Tether is Used For Fake Trading

The Blockchain Transparency Institute (BTI) has collected the evidence for a long-running suggestion – that Tether (USDT) is used deliberately to sway crypto markets. Wash trading was noted in 64% of all trading activity. 34% of Tether Trading is Genuine Recent research conducted by the Blockchain Transparency Institute has identified some alarming figures regarding the…

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Binance Axes BitTorrent Token (BTT) Trading Pair and 29 Others

Binance went on a delisting spree, going as far as to eliminate the BTT/BTC pairing. Binance culled 30 trading pairs in total, without removing the actual assets. Binance Removes Launchpad Token Pairs The most significant removal was for BitTorrent Token (BTT). Now, BTT only trades in pairs against stablecoins Tether (USDT), Paxos Standard (PAX), USDC…

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Energy Commodities Trading Software Launches on Hyperledger Fabric

A new software based on the Hyperledger Fabric blockchain was launched for commodities trading for the gas industry. EnHelix Marketplace was unveiled at the Gastech energy conference in Singapore, company executives told CoinDesk. The software streamlines commodities trading with applications supporting every step of the process — pre-trade KYC, trade execution and post-trade risk management…

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Online Lender SoFi to Launch Bitcoin and Ethereum Trading Next Week

Online lender SoFi announced its crypto trading platform will go live next Tuesday. Bitcoin, ethereum and litecoin will be the first digital assets available to trade on its SoFi Invest platform, CEO Anthony Noto told Fortune in an interview published on Wednesday. With the new platform, SoFi joins a number of digital-first trading firms – including…

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BitFlyer Adds 5 Altcoins to Its Trading Platforms in Europe and the US

BitFlyer, a Tokyo-based cryptocurrency exchange, is adding 5 new altcoins to its platforms in Europe and the United States. Five new altcoins added in Europe, three in US On Sept. 23, cryptocurrency exchange bitFlyer announced that it is adding five new altcoins in Europe: Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ethereum Classic (ETC), Litecoin (LTC), Lisk (LSK) and…

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