CME Group’s Bitcoin futures become effective on Dec. 17 for trade on Dec. 18. The launch of CME Group’s Bitcoin futures market comes just a week after the CBOE launched their Bitcoin futures market on Dec. 11.Futures contracts give investors exposure to the underlying asset (Bitcoin) without investors...
If the opening reception at Token Summit II was any indication, the initial coin offering (ICO) market is still brimming with enthusiasm – but struggling to figure itself out. CoinDesk arrived last night...
If one token's newly announced marketing strategy is any indication, the Federal Trade Commission may soon have more warnings to send to social influencers. Announced today, Singapore-based marketing company Jet8 is launching an initial coin offering (ICO) designed to scale its system for rewarding regular users who effectively promote...
Digital currency exchange startup Coinbase has announced the appointment of a Facebook executive to its board of directors. In joining the board, David Marcus, vice president of messaging products at Facebook, will bring years of experience in building large-scale mobile products, according to a Coinbase statement posted yesterday. Previously president of...
One of the three major questions that the President of the European Central Bank will be answering via a series of videos on Feb. 12, 2018 is about cryptocurrencies and Blockchain.Mario Draghi will respond to the selected questions, whether Bitcoin offers a viable alternative to traditional currencies as...
If the opening reception at Token Summit II was any indication, the initial coin offering (ICO) market is still brimming with enthusiasm – but struggling to figure itself out. CoinDesk arrived last night only a few minutes after the start time, but the room was already full of people...
The viral CryptoKitties ethereum app has sparked growing congestion on the network, a state of affairs that has spurred one startup to briefly postpone its planned initial coin offering (ICO). The token sale for SophiaTX was originally planned to start on Dec. 5. SophiaTX, according to its website, is...
Bitcoin has cemented its glory year by hitting $20,000 barely a month after achieving five figures for the first time. After several weeks of considerable volatility, mixing rapid growth with sudden declines, momentum finally boosted Bitcoin to its new historic high.Outperforming almost everyone’s expectations in 2017, Bitcoin prices...
Blockchain startup Circle is moving ahead with plans to launch new investment-related products, unveiling a new app set for release next year. Though the startup hasn't revealed much in the way of details...
One of Canada's largest investment funds is hoping to leverage the ethereum ecosystem through a new venture. Ethereum Capital, a recently incorporated entity formed primarily by Canadian investment group OMERS, is raising $50 million and preparing for a reverse-takeover procedure. When the funding round is completed on Feb. 16,...