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Tether’s Dominance Solidified as more Exchanges Launch Bitcoin USDT Futures Contracts

In brief: In the last week, two prominent crypto exchanges have launched Bitcoin USDT perpetual contracts. They include Bybit and KuMex (KuCoin’s derivatives platform.) Tether (USDT) is ranked 4th according to market cap.  Its website states the company has $6.229 Billion in assets.  Trading of Bitcoin futures contracts has become more popular as crypto traders Read more…

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Bitcoin Cryptocurrency News

Bitcoin All-Time High Anniversary Today, What’s Changed Since 2017?

Bitcoin (BTC) reached its all-time high on December 17, with an intra-day peak at $20,089.00. The coin arrived at that level after a turbulent month of exorbitant daily gains, but what’s different two years on? Bitcoin Only Spent a Moment at Peak Prices Soon after reaching the fabled $20,000 mark, Bitcoin’s parabolic trend turned for Read more…

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Huobi, OKEx Avoid Being ‘Iced Out’ by Chinese Government

China favors some crypto exchanges before others, with Huobi rising as one of the favorites. Recent analysis of the Chinese crackdown against the crypto sector showed that not all companies were necessarily created equal. Minor, Shady Markets Face the Worst Crackdown Both Huobi and OKEx will see more favorable acceptance, commented Matthew Graham, CEO of Read more…

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Bitcoin Cryptocurrency News

Bakkt Futures Traders Avoid Physical Bitcoin Delivery

The hope that Bakkt futures traders would seek out physical delivery settlement to become Bitcoin (BTC) holders may be unfounded. So far, futures traders prefer to roll over their contracts before expiration. Bakkt Traders Roll Over and Refuse BTC Delivery The Bakkt platform physical settlement BTC product arrived with the hopes of turning institutional and Read more…

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Bitcoin Cryptocurrency News

Why Tether Will Continue to be a Hit Amongst Crypto Traders?

Tether (USDT) is still the stablecoin of choice for most crypto traders. Despite criticism about Tether, Inc. not having complete fiat backing, as well as the banking troubles of iFinex, the coin is still widely used. USDT Keeps Market Share Despite Alternative Stablecoins The market share of USDT remains above 97%, even as more stablecoins Read more…

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Bitcoin Cryptocurrency News

Bakkt Futures Set New Record, 3151 Bitcoin Worth $23M Traded

The Bakkt bitcoin futures contracts peaked to a new high, signaling strong institutional interest in BTC, risk exposure, affinity in ‘physically’ acquiring the underlying asset. Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Set New Record Days After Last Friday’s Peak During a period of high volatility for bitcoin, the futures market picked up in earnest, breaking the previous record Read more…

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Bitcoin Blockchain Cryptocurrency News

Bitcoin Whale Moves 47,000 BTC ($338 Million) as China Cracks Down on Crypto

China’s recent crackdown on cryptocurrencies may have caused Bitcoin whales to move huge quantities of BTC.  China’s recent praises of blockchain technology do not seem to extend to Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies, as the country’s central bank launched another crackdown on crypto. The People’s Bank of China warned that ‘illegal actions’ involving digital assets would not Read more…

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Bitcoin Cryptocurrency News

Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Record: 2728 Contracts Traded Amid BTC Crash

The Bakkt Bitcoin (BTC) futures set a daily trading record, just as the leading coin crashed from $8,000 to under $7,000 within a 24-hour period. Bakkt Activity Shot Up on Day of Rapid Losses for BTC Activity shot up on the Bakkt exchange, from the usual daily interest above 1,400 traded contracts. Open interest exceeded Read more…