Options Growth Will Ignite Innovation in the Bitcoin Market – But Not in the Way You Think – CoinDesk

Richard Rosenblum is co-founder and co-head of trading at crypto liquidity provider GSR. The opinions below are the author’s and do not reflect the position of CoinDesk. Like futures, the launch of bitcoin options on major exchanges has been met with anticipation. Hopeful observers believe the CME’s and Bakkt’s entry into the burgeoning options market […]

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Former CFTC Officials Ramp Up Push for Digital Dollar With Accenture Partnership – CoinDesk

Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, former LabCFTC Director Daniel Gorfine and investor Charles Giancarlo want to take the dollar digital – and they’re not waiting for the Federal Reserve. The three are forming the Digital Dollar Foundation, working with Accenture to design and push for a potential U.S. central bank digital […]

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Regulated Derivatives Will ‘Legitimize’ Crypto, Says CFTC Chair – CoinDesk

The chairman of the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) believes regulated derivatives will instill market confidence in cryptocurrencies. Chair Heath Tarbert told Cheddar Monday his agency is helping create a regulated futures market investors would be able to “rely on” for better “price discovery, hedging and risk management.” “By allowing [cryptocurrencies] to come into […]

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Ex-CFTC Chair Giancarlo to Push for Digital Dollar in New Role at White-Shoe Law Firm – CoinDesk

Former Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo is joining the Willkie Farr & Gallagher law firm as senior counsel, he announced Monday. Giancarlo, known to most of the cryptocurrency world as “Crypto Dad,” will work on public policy positions, including advocating for the creation of a blockchain-based digital dollar, in addition to […]

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