CME Group to launch BTC, ETH reference rates aimed at Asia’s investors

Derivatives marketplace CME Group is launching Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) reference rates for the Asia Pacific region, in another sign of growing institutional interest in crypto from Asia. On Aug. 16, derivatives marketplace CME Group said it’s partnered with crypto indices provider CF Benchmarks and on Sept. 11 to launch the two Asia Pacific-focused … Read more

Bitcoin fights to hold $29K as fear of regulation and Terra’s UST implosion hit crypto hard

Bitcoin (BTC) price initially bounced from its recent low at $29,000 but the overall market sentiment after a 25% price drop in five days is still largely negative. Currently, the crypto “Fear and Greed Index,” which uses volatility, volume, social metrics, Bitcoin dominance and Google trends data, has plunged to its lowest level since March … Read more

CFTC commissioner appoints crypto-experienced CME Group director as chief counsel

Kristin Johnson, one of five commissioners currently serving at the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, has announced that a CME Group executive director with experience in crypto will be joining her staff. In a Thursday announcement, Johnson said Bruce Fekrat will be her chief counsel at the CFTC starting on June 1. … Read more

Derivatives, Spot Markets, Dex Swaps — 30 Day Crypto Trade Volumes Slipped Across the Board Last Month – Market Updates Bitcoin News

Digital currency markets have been tumultuous during the past month as bitcoin shed 15.43% and ethereum dropped 17.49% against the U.S. dollar. Moreover, crypto spot volumes are down 18.95% lower than the month prior, and both futures and options volumes were down in April as well. Lower than average trade volumes typically suggest overall interest … Read more