Bitcoin Options Purchased For $1 Million Will Soon Become Obsolete

Last year in December 2017, just a few days after Bitcoin hit its peak, Ari Paul, a cryptocurrency fund manager at BlockTower Capital purchased Bitcoin Options with a strike price of $50,000 for almost $1 million on the Ledger X’s Trading platform. According to Crain’s Chicago Business’ article published on December 6, 2018, Bitcoin needs to increase its value by 1,400 percent for the Bitcoin contracts to have any value by its expiration date on December 28, 2018. Capturing Upside While Reducing Downside Risk During the purchasing of the bitcoin…

Bitcoin Price Prediction Gone Wrong: $1M Options Call To Be Purged

$50,000 Per Bitcoin (BTC) Forecast Goes Wrong Amid Bear Market One year ago, amid the peak of 2017’s monumental cryptocurrency bubble, in which everyone and their dog were incessantly discussing Bitcoin, BlockTower Capital, a juggernaut in the crypto investment realm, made a ludicrous bet on the future value of BTC. This, for those who aren’t in the loop, was the decision to create a $1 million options contract on LedgerX, a CFTC-regulated cryptocurrency platform, that would reportedly fork out $29 million to BlockTower if BTC hit $50,000 by 2018’s end. In other words, if…

Cryptocurrency Bear Market: Four Options – Choose Wisely

In the decade since the introduction of Bitcoin, it has been a rollercoaster of a ride for cryptocurrency investors – especially after the start of the bull run late in 2017. There have been thrills and spills, and more ups than downs across the 10 years. Certainly, those who were clever – or lucky – enough to invest in the early days will be very pleased with their yield. Much like a rollercoaster, following a steep ascent comes an exhilarating – sometimes scary – drop, and that has been the case for…

Options Are the Answer for Dealing with ‘Bearish’ Crypto Market, Trading Platform Says

A new blockchain asset trading platform says it is determined to help investors navigate the “bearish” cryptocurrency market – and says options could enable traders to protect and grow their assets. Options are a form of financial derivative where buyers have a right to buy or sell a financial asset at an agreed-upon price for a set amount of time. However, as part of these contracts, they are not obligated to complete a transaction. According to JEX, the platform which is bringing options trading to the cryptocurrency world, this method helps…

Paraguay Emerges as Popular Bitcoin Mining Destination, Weighs its Developmental Options

Paraguay’s Itaipú Dam, one of the largest hydroelectric facilities in the world, is supporting bitcoin and ethereum mining in a city on the country’s border with Brazil and Argentina. These efforts have already spawned a number of new cryptocurrency businesses, creating multiple millionaires, but an ongoing reassessment of the dam’s developmental potential could spell boom or bye for the miners that have been flocking to the city. Also Read: GMO Internet Sees Huge Leap in BCH Mining For October, Cheap, Clean Power Across Ciudad del Este, cheap and abundant electricity from the Itaipú Dam…

Cboe’s Head of Equity Options Just Joined a Blockchain Startup

Blockchain startup AlphaPoint has hired a senior executive from Cboe Global Markets, the parent of the Chicago Board of Exchange. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Kapil Rathi joined AlphaPoint as global head of trading markets,  a newly created position, and will be in charge of the company’s trading and exchange business. He was previously Cboe’s head of equity options, and earlier worked at the New York Stock Exchange, ISE (now a part of Nasdaq) and Bats Global Markets, which Cboe acquired in 2017. Rathi told CoinDesk that he has been watching AlphaPoint…

Cboe’s Head of Equity Options Just Joined a Blockchain Startup

Blockchain startup AlphaPoint has hired a senior executive from Cboe Global Markets, the parent of the Chicago Board of Exchange. Revealed exclusively to CoinDesk, Kapil Rathi joined AlphaPoint as global head of trading markets,  a newly created position, and will be in charge of the company’s trading and exchange business. He was previously Cboe’s head of equity options, and earlier worked at the New York Stock Exchange, ISE (now a part of Nasdaq) and Bats Global Markets, which Cboe acquired in 2017. Rathi told CoinDesk that he has been watching AlphaPoint…

Crypto Startup LedgerX Eyes Ethereum Options, Awaiting CFTC Approval

In spite of the ever-tumultuous market, crypto investment services providers have continued to eye the expansion of their product lineup in a bid to entice prospective investors to allocate capital to this space. LedgerX Ethereum Options Are On Their Way Frank Chaparro, who has gained recognition for his crypto-focused Business Insider pieces, recently revealed that LedgerX, a leading New York-based cryptocurrency infrastructure firm, intends to introduce an Ethereum investment vehicle in the near future. Citing sources familiar with the firm’s business, Chaparro explained that the startup, which currently offers mostly Bitcoin-focused products…

Cboe Chief Ed Tilly On Jamie Dimon: He’s Welcome To Try Shorting Bitcoin | CNBC

Cboe chief Ed Tilly isn’t worried about bitcoin skeptics like Jamie Dimon. » Subscribe to CNBC: http://cnb.cx/SubscribeCNBC About CNBC: From ‘Wall Street’ to ‘Main Street’ to award winning original documentaries and Reality TV series, CNBC has you covered. Experience special sneak peeks of your favorite shows, exclusive video and more. Connect with CNBC News Online Get the latest news: http://www.cnbc.com/ Find CNBC News on Facebook: http://cnb.cx/LikeCNBC Follow CNBC News on Twitter: http://cnb.cx/FollowCNBC Follow CNBC News on Google+: http://cnb.cx/PlusCNBC Follow CNBC News on Instagram: http://cnb.cx/InstagramCNBC Cboe Chief Ed Tilly On Jamie…