The introduction of bitcoin futures could go either way. In the short term, it could drive the price even higher as speculators go for leveraged gains. But longer term (which in bitcoin world means a few weeks…or maybe even days) the impact could be negative.
I’m sure you’ve seen them around in the financial commentary. The references to ‘tulip crazes’. The ‘bitcoin is a bubble’ charts. You see, they’re comparing apples with oranges. Blinded by their internal biases, they’re not seeing what’s really happening.
Bitcoin is emerging unscathed from its first morning on the American futures market. Listed on the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the world watched on with clenched jaws as the market opened.
Bitcoin futures will launch today. As you can imagine, the market will be full of traders, all betting on the bitcoin price swings. So will bitcoin be even more volatile as traders try to profit from big swings and dips?
The mainstream is well and truly coming for bitcoin. As of 10 December, the Chicago-based Cboe Futures Exchange will become the first US exchange to list bitcoin futures. The shock announcement came this week. Cboe won't have the spotlight to themselves for long, though.
Australia was a bit of a slow starter with crypto. Now the Aussie government is trying to find ways to encourage ICOs. This is an opportunity. One which, handled right, could see tremendous growth for Australia. This openness means pioneering Aussie based crypto projects can launch hugely successful ICOs.
‘The ASX will move its equity markets settlement and clearing system onto blockchain-inspired technology'. So there you have it. Blockchain technology is real. It’s not a mirage. It’s not a fad, as so many have suggested. It’s simply a better technology, which is going to replace the old ways of doing things.
Five days ago bitcoin passed the British pound and became the 6th most circulated currency in the world. It’s difficult to comprehend the scale of this crypto revolution. Particularly the incredible speed that digital assets are growing.
South Korean policy makers are now worried about this growing mania. It’s why the country’s top financial watch dog, said it had grave concerns about speculative buying. But why has bitcoin had such an effect in South Korea?
They had until December and they didn’t disappoint. The ASX Ltd was in need of replacing their CHESS system, the system that records holdings, executes trades and settles them. It was world leading technology in the 1990s. But in 2017, not so much.