Bakkt announced Monday it would be testing its bitcoin futures products in July after "working closely" with the CFTC.
The CFTC is willing to approve an ether futures contract – provided it ticks all the right boxes, a senior official told CoinDesk.
Crypto derivatives provider LedgerX plans to become the first U.S. firm to offer physically settled bitcoin futures contracts.
More than six months since ICE revealed its vision for Bakkt, the bitcoin futures market is still awaiting regulatory approval.
CME says it has "no changes" in store for its bitcoin futures contract, following retrenchment by rival Cboe.
The withdrawal of a proposed ETF that would have had exposure to bitcoin futures comes just days after its submission to the SEC.
An ETF proposal filed Monday would invest in bitcoin futures and the sovereign debt of several developed countries.
The New York Stock Exchange–affiliated Bakkt completes its first fundraising round, with 12 partners.
It's unlikely the CFTC will act in time for ICE to launch Bakkt as planned on Jan. 24, CoinDesk has learned.
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