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Physically delivered Bitcoin futures are about to arrive...

“A critical element to price discovery is physical delivery. Specifically, with our solution, the buying and selling of bitcoin is fully collateralized or pre-funded. As such, our new daily bitcoin contract will not be traded on margin, use leverage, or serve to create a paper claim on a real asset,” Bakkt had said at the time, responding to criticisms that the contracts could mask “hidden leverage.”

For every one purchase of a USD/BTC futures contract, there will be a delivery of one bitcoin into the owner’s account at settlement. That contrasts with the bitcoin futures markets on CBOE and CME, which are cash-settled, meaning that no actual cryptocurrency assets exchange hands at expiration.

Investors in Bakkt’s platform include Mike Novogratz‘s Galaxy Digital, Pantera Capital, and others.

This is solid news!

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That contrasts with the bitcoin futures markets on CBOE and CME, which are cash-settled, meaning that no actual cryptocurrency assets exchange hands at expiration.

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That contrasts with the bitcoin ------ markets on CBOE, CME, Coinbase and virtually every other exchange in the world, which are cash-settled, meaning that no actual cryptocurrency assets exchange hands at expiration.


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My initial post is nearly a year old.

The excitement around Bitcoin and other crypto's has cooled down in the market
and we are now roughly trading at half of last years price level.

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I can't believe this

This almost seems like a plot for a movie...
I could also post it in the thread funny jokes...


https://finance.yahoo.com/news/cryptocurrency-owners-apos-t-access-180045793.html


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This almost seems like a plot for a movie...
I could also post it in the thread funny jokes...

Hard to know whether to cringe or to laugh. I did both.

I did have the thought that one of the appeals of crypto currencies is to not be dependent on any central authority or organization; there's a strong element of anarchy to it. Who needs rules? Who needs organizations?

But out in the digital Wild West, you're perhaps subject to the amateur mistake of one guy running everything from his one password-protected laptop, something that would never be done in one of the stodgy old-fashioned things called "banks."

Bob.

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That guy is obviously faking his own death for a $100 million. Might be the most obvious scam I have ever seen.

Helping out orphans is the elaboration of a bad liar and psychopath.

People forget passwords all the time. You wouldn't be the only person with the password exactly for that reason unless you had future plans.

He will lay low for a few years on vacation and then start liquidating that wallet.

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NYTimes :- JPMorgan Chase Introduces Own Cryptocurrency, a First for a Big U.S. Bank

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/business/dealbook/jpmorgan-cryptocurrency-bitcoin.html

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