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Starbucks Customers Can Now Pay With Bitcoin via Bakkt’s Digital Wallet App

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Starbucks customers can now pay for items with bitcoin by leveraging the Bakkt digital wallet application. Bakkt’s CEO, Gavin Michael explained that 500,000 users participated in testing before the launch, as the company says it looks forward to expanding crypto assets to everyone.</strong> You Can Now Pay for Goods at Starbucks With …

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Crypto is going public: Timing is key as Bakkt secures NYSE listing

Digital assets marketplace Bakkt is set to go public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2021, which could pave the way for more cryptocurrency service providers to follow suit. The Intercontinental Exchange announced on Jan. 11 that its cryptocurrency marketplace Bakkt would soon be listed on the NYSE public stock market. This will be …

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Crypto derivatives gained steam in 2020, but 2021 may see true growth

2020 was the most important year for the crypto derivatives market so far. Both Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) derivatives steadily grew throughout the year, with their futures and options products available across exchanges such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, OKEx, Deribit and Binance.  On Dec. 31, Bitcoin options open interest reached an all-time high …

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Bitcoin Options Daily Volume Crosses $1 Billion, $100K Strike Introduced for 2021

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <strong>Cryptocurrency derivatives markets have been seeing significant demand, as daily volumes for bitcoin options crossed $1 billion on December 17, 2020. Most of the record turnover has been taking place on the derivatives platform Deribit, and a large $100k strike has been introduced on the exchange for September 2021. </strong> While bitcoin …

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CME Group Outpaces Competition Becoming the World’s Largest Bitcoin Futures Market

End of Western Union Remittance Service to Cuba a Boon for Crypto As new U.S. government measures that impose restrictions on remittances to Cuba becomes effective after November 22, Western Union, which has been operating in the island nation since 1999, will close shop. The new rule, which was published on October … read more. …

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BTC Options Open Interest Surges, Traders Look to an Unfilled Bitcoin Futures Gap at $18K

<div class=”featured_image_container”> </div> <div class=”td-a-rec td-a-rec-id-content_top “><a data-bid=”1″ href=”https://news.bitcoin.com/linkout/422919″ rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer” target=”_blank”><img loading=”lazy” src=”http://scoreit.online/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/lottery-new-bn-7.jpg” alt width=”728″ height=”180″></a></div><strong>Bitcoin prices have been volatile during the last few weeks, but have managed to climb higher in value at the same time. This week bitcoin derivatives markets, specifically futures and options, show that crypto asset traders should expect …

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97% of People Consulted by UK Financial Regulator Opposed Crypto Derivatives Ban

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) ban on crypto derivatives sales to retail investors has set tongues wagging. It is no mystery. After a consultation process that closed Oct. 3, 2019, with 97% of participants opposed to the prohibition, the U.K. financial regulator still proceeded to issue the ban, completely disregarding the overwhelming public input. In …

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Turbulent Crypto Markets Expected – 87K Worth of Bitcoin Options Set to Expire on Friday

Markets are expected to be volatile this week, as a great number of bitcoin and ethereum options are set to expire this Friday. Data shows more than 87,000 bitcoin options will expire and 77% of the action is held on the Deribit exchange. U.S. stocks dropped hard on Monday, as the Dow Jones Industrial Average …

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Bakkt Futures Volume Hits $122 million, as Bitcoin Reached New 11-Month High

Volumes on bitcoin futures offered by Bakkt set a record high on July 27, with 11,500 contracts traded on the institutional exchange. Altogether, the contracts are worth about $126 million, at the time of writing. Each contract is equivalent to one bitcoin (BTC). Total open interest – an indicator of the total number of outstanding …

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Experts Debate Bitcoin Price Volatility as $675M in BTC Options Expire

On June 26, $675 million worth of Bitcoin options expired, while industry experts remain divided on its potential effect on price volatility. Some believe the record expiration date will cause Bitcoin (BTC) to see a large price movement. With less than 24 hours until the highly anticipated expiration, Bitcoin’s price dropped by 7% on a …

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