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Nasdaq Stock Exchange to Start Offering BTC and ETH Indices

The Nasdaq stock exchange will start offering real-time information on two new indices tied to the cryptocurrency market – bitcoin core and ethereum. Both indices will be included on the exchange’s existing platform of indexes starting Feb. 25. Also read: Indonesia’s Futures Regulator Issues New Rules For Crypto Assets BLX and

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Analysis: Why Crypto Derivatives Are Considered Dangerous

There is a new generation of cryptocurrency-based derivatives being launched in 2019 which could significantly increase overall trading flow and attract a new breed of investors. Derivatives are not without their controversies however. Over the years, they have acquired a negative reputation in some quarters, exacerbated by movies such as “The

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European Exchange to Offer Investing in Stocks With Cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrency holders who look for ways to diversify their portfolios into other markets are about to get a new option for doing so. A regulated European platform, DX Exchange, is set to offer investing in stocks using popular cryptocurrencies. Also Read: Bakkt Completes First Round of Funding With $182.5 Million Trade

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Phillip Frost Agrees to Settle Riot Blockchain Related Case for $5.5 Million

Riot Blockchain, Inc. replaced its CEO in September after the SEC charged him in connection with a fraudulent $27 million pump and dump scheme. Now another person involved in that case, biotech billionaire Phillip Frost, has agreed to pay $5.5 million to settle the charges. Also Read: The Daily:

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Offchain Indicators Suggest JP Morgan Is Wrong to Write off Bitcoin

JP Morgan Chase & Co. believes the current bear market is scaring investors away from bitcoin, just to add to the never-ending rumors of its demise. But as retail and institutional investors seem to be looking for other options, are classic analysts telling the whole story? Also read: Only Sharks Will

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Nasdaq Confirms Plans to Launch Bitcoin Futures in First Half of 2019

Joseph Christinat, the vice president of Nasdaq’s media team, has confirmed that the exchange will soon launch bitcoin futures. In a recent interview with a newspaper in the U.K., Christinat revealed that the platform plans to start offering bitcoin futures contracts within the first half of 2019. Also Read: Chilean Court

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The Daly: Poloniex Offers Institutional Accounts, Okex Launches ‘Perpetual Swap’

Cryptocurrency exchange Poloniex is now offering institutional accounts and we’ve covered the announcement in The Daily. Also, Okex is launching a new derivative product, while crypto derivatives exchange Erisx has raised $27.5 million and Nasdaq has confirmed that it’s planning to launch bitcoin futures next year.   Also read: Binance

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Satoshi Makes a New Friend, Buterin Gets Negative Over Centralized Blockchains

Coming every Sunday, the Hodler’s Digest will help you to track every single important news story that happened this week. The best (and worst) quotes, adoption and regulation highlights, leading coins, predictions, and much more — a week on Cointelegraph in one link.Top Stories This WeekNasdaq Notes Bitcoin Futures

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The Daily: Coinbase Launches OTC Desk, Huobi Opens Derivatives Market

In Thursday’s edition of The Daily, we feature stories that show cryptocurrency exchanges continuing to develop advanced services designed to attract institutional investors. These include OTC trading, derivatives and futures. Also Read: Major Video Card Supplier Enters Cryptocurrency Mining Business Coinbase Launches Dedicated OTC Desk Coinbase has launched an over-the-counter

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The Daily: Binance Moves Away From Tether, Nasdaq Moves Closer to BTC Futures

In this edition of The Daily, we detail the reduced role that tether is playing at the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange and the progress being made in adding bitcoin futures to the world’s second largest stock exchange. We also round up the latest progress being made in the security

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