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BitMEX partners with CryptoCompare to provide real-time crypto futures dataset to investors

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BitMEX, the cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform, has collaborated with CryptoCompare, a platform for cryptocurrency data and indices, according to latest reports. The press release stated that the latest partnership will essentially provide professional investors with real-time cryptocurrency futures information on the Refinitiv Eikon terminal, a financial information platform.

Arthur Hayes, CEO of the Seychelles-registered crypto-derivative exchange, remarked,

“When it comes to investing, good decision-making depends on access to solid data insights. We are pleased to deliver a new wealth of data on cryptocurrency futures for institutional investors that can contribute to their overall confidence throughout their decision-making process.”

Hayes hopes that the collaboration will potentially attract more institutional investors in the space by bringing more “transparency and confidence” in the cryptocurrency space, which has been riddled with controversies of fake volumes lately.

Bitcoin Mercantile Exchange or BitMEX, had recently released a report stating that users do not use the maximum 100x leverage that the platform offers. The digital currency trading platform also recorded a 24-hour trading volume that climbed an all-time high of over $10 billion. Hayes attributed the spike to the volatility of the cryptocurrency space and the traders.





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ErisX goes all hands on deck to launch a Bitcoin Futures market

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ErisX goes all-hands on deck to launch a Bitcoin Futures market
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ErisX’s CSO, Matt Trudeau, detailed the company’s four important plans for the future, which includes launching a spot market, to secure a Bit License, DCO, and to launch a futures market.

ErisX currently has a DCM contract, which is a Derivative Contract Market that allows ErisX to run a CFTC-regulated futures exchange. However, ErisX aims to get a DCO [Derivatives Organization], which will effectively allow it to run a CFTC-regulated clearinghouse. A clearinghouse would mean that ErisX can take control of the custody of the assets and clear and settled trades.

The CSO explained the benefit of this, stating,

“There is some efficiency for firms like producers [like mining companies]; if they need to hedge their inventory or need liquidity on a spot market, they could do that conveniently on a single platform. “

Trudeau added that from the “post-trade standpoint” and “the collateral management standpoint,” ErisX would have cash, crypto, and the futures, all stored in their clearinghouse. This would boost efficiency since it would be available for all customers under a single platform. The CSO added,

“… so there is some efficiency in terms of managing collateral, if you don’t have assets on  multiple platforms, it can all be in our clearinghouse.”

Apart from the aforementioned plans, Trudeau added that the crypto-industry needs to mature more and that ErisX plans to make a significant contribution to that. He added,

“The market is professionalizing and we think that in terms of what institutions are expecting from a trading/custody experience, we will bring some of the solutions to the market and that’s really the foundational pieces that they are looking in order to build their businesses on top of us.”

Apart from ErisX, LedgerX has also received a go-sign from the CFTC to settle Bitcoin Futures in Bitcoins. Other exchanges include Intercontinental Exchange’s Bakkt and Seed CX.





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