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LedgerX Board Member and Former CFTC Chair Named CEO of Miami Futures Exchange

A board member of LedgerX’s holding company has been named CEO of a firm accused of trying to take over the bitcoin derivatives exchange. Mark Wetjen, a former acting chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), is the new CEO of Miami International Futures Exchange (MIAX) and an executive vice president of its parent …

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Demand for Crypto Derivatives Swells as CME’s Bitcoin Volume Rises

</header> <strong>The global markets company Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) has seen considerable demand since launching its options contracts in the wake of the firm’s bitcoin futures. On the first day of swaps, CME’s bitcoin options saw 55 contracts ($2.3 million). By the end of the week, the firm’s bitcoin options volume more than doubled with …

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LedgerX Names Former Chief Tech Officer as New CEO

LedgerX announced Friday that co-founder and former chief technology officer Zach Dexter has been named the new CEO of the bitcoin derivatives company. The company suspended CEO Paul Chou and COO/CRO Juthica Chou last month, with no explanation. The two were also co-founders of the company. Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation vice chairman Larry Thompson …

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Mainstream Investment Vehicles Tied to Cryptocurrencies Grow Exponentially

</header> <strong>These days bitcoin and a variety of other digital assets are now being traded as funds and traditional equity holdings. The landscape of crypto investment vehicles has changed significantly as institutional and retail investors don’t need direct exposure to cryptocurrencies in order to invest in this technology.</strong> Also Read: Gocrypto SLP Token Starts Trading …

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LedgerX Places Founders On Leave Following Public CFTC Woes

The board of directors of Ledger Holdings, Inc., parent company to LedgerX, announced that co-founders Paul and Juthica Chou have been placed on administrative leave, effective immediately. In a Dec. 9 press release, the Bitcoin (BTC) derivatives exchange LedgerX explained that the two executives will be replaced by Larry E. Thompson as interim chief executive …

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Report: LedgerX Claims Ex-CFTC Chairman Stalled Approvals Due to Personal Bias

Cryptocurrency derivatives firm LedgerX alleges that former United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Christopher Giancarlo obstructed the approval of its amended Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO) registration because of personal bias against the firm’s CEO Paul Chou. As Industry news outlet Coindesk reported on Sept. 28, LedgerX made the allegations in two letters obtained …

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LedgerX Claims ‘Personal Animus’ Drove Ex-CFTC Chair to Stall Approvals

LedgerX executives claim the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is treating them unfairly – because of a blog post. According to two letters obtained by CoinDesk via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, LedgerX believes former CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo was personally biased against the company, and improperly used his position to …

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US Exchanges Race to Launch Regulated Physically-Delivered Bitcoin Futures

<header class=”article__header”> </header> <strong>The race to launch regulated physically-delivered bitcoin futures is back on for three US-regulated trading platforms after one of them hit a snag with the country’s derivatives regulator, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Two other exchanges are racing to launch similar products this year.</strong> Also read: SEC Commissioner: US Could Draw Crypto …

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LedgerX: Media Misreports BTC Futures Status, Option ‘Coming Soon’

Earlier this week, United States-regulated crypto derivatives and clearing platform LedgerX was reported to launch the first physically settled Bitcoin futures contracts in the country, therefore stealing a march on Bakkt and ErisX. However, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) soon refuted that information by stating that the exchange has not yet been properly cleared …

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What Happened: Why the First US Physical Bitcoin Futures Haven’t Launched

LedgerX admitted Thursday that it has not launched bitcoin futures, as the firm had previously claimed, after the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said it had not approved the exchange to do so. The company previously told CoinDesk it was planning to launch the product on Wednesday. LedgerX would have been the first venue …

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