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Will XBT futures trigger a collapse or a parabolic rise?

Will XBT futures trigger a collapse or a parabolic rise?

Why the recent move?

Many have speculated, including the author, that the futures market has been given a seal of approval by Bitcoin which has caused a parabolic rise in price. The question is what happens next?

December 17-18

The CME and CBOE plan to launch futures on or around December 18. According to some of the press releases: Block Trades will be permitted in XBT futures commencing on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 5:00 p.m Chicago time and are not permitted prior to that time. The minimum Block Trade quantity for the XBT futures contract is 50 contracts if there is only one leg involved in the trade. If the Block Trade is executed as a transaction with legs in multiple contract expirations, each leg must meet the minimum Block Trade quantity for the XBT futures contract. Any Block Trade must satisfy the requirements of CFE Rule 415. The minimum price increment for a Block Trade in the XBT futures contract is 0.005 points USD/XBT. Position Limits: A person: (i) may not own or control more than 5,000 contracts net long or net short in all XBT futures contract expirations combined and (ii) may not own or control more than 1,000 contracts net long or net short in the expiring XBT futures contract, commencing at the start of trading hours 5 business days prior to the Final Settlement Date of the expiring XBT futures contract. The foregoing position limits shall not apply to positions that are subject to a position limit exemption meeting the requirements of Commission Regulations and CFE Rules. Price Limits and Trading Halts:
XBT futures contracts are not subject to price limits.

Trading in XBT futures will be halted for 2 minutes if during regular or extended trading hours for XBT futures: * (A) the best bid in the XBT futures contract closest to expiration is 10% or more above the daily settlement price of that contract on the prior Business Day; or * (B) the best offer in the XBT futures contract closest to expiration is 10% or more below the daily settlement price of that contract on the prior Business Day. After trading commences following such a halt, trading in XBT futures will be halted for 5 minutes if during regular or extended trading hours for XBT futures: * (A) the best bid in the XBT futures contract closest to expiration is 20% or more above the daily settlement price of that contract on the prior Business Day; or * (B) the best offer in the XBT futures contract closest to expiration is 20% or more below the daily settlement price of that contract on the prior Business Day. The Exchange shall commence a trading halt in XBT futures as soon as practicable, following the occurrence of one of the triggering events set forth above and there may be time between the occurrence of a triggering event and the commencement of the trading halt.
The Exchange may extend the time period of a halt pursuant to above halt provisions or halt trading in XBT futures at any time pursuant to any other Exchange rule or policy.

For purposes of the above halt provisions, the XBT futures contract closest to expiration shall shift to the XBT futures contract that is next closest to expiration at the end of trading hours for the expiring XBT futures contract at 2:45 p.m. Chicago time on the final settlement date for that contract. Notwithstanding any of the above provisions, the Help Desk may, in its absolute and sole discretion, take any action it determines necessary to protect market integrity. For avoidance of doubt, this authority includes, but is not limited to, modifying or eliminating the above price movement parameters at any time and/or determining whether to halt or not to halt trading pursuant to the above halt provisions.
Limit up or Limit down !
So what happens if the price over the weekend exceeds the 50 percent margin requirements? If XBT goes lock limit up, does it push the price of Bitcoin up 100 percent overnight due to the limited supply as a result of sold futures having to cover at any price? Does lock limit down push cause a market panic causing speculators to liquidate their actual holdings to meet margin requirements? No one can know for sure but best guess is volatility will likely increase. Possible outcomes The futures price drives the spot The spot drives the futures No liquidity in futures market causes a flash crash A wide bid-ask increases volatility Bitcoin goes to 100k-1m usd? No natural sellers cause delisting Disclaimer This is for informational purposes only Does not constitute investment advice. Disclosure Author may hold Bitcoin Image Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/whitez/9481669689

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As it grows, how much ground will XRP cover next year?

As it grows, how much ground will XRP cover next year?

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  • Is 2021 XRP’s year?
  • How adoption will result in the success of the token.

Timothy Peterson, the well-known advocate for bitcoin and manager of global macro, believes that the San Francisco-based XRP token will have its best year in 2021 since 2017. 

As previously reported earlier this week, Peterson has recently said:

“I know it doesn’t look like much but this is $XRP lowest price forward. I think people will be surprised at $Ripple’s performance in 2021. It will probably have its best year since 2017 and maybe outperform #Bitcoin.”

As many people will already be aware, the success for ripple and its token will all depend on adoption by financial institutions. They have developed numerous new products such as rippleX in order to help facilitate a seamless transaction on the decentralised ecosystem for the network. But for the tokens targeted market, only 2% of financial institutions are actually willing to use it.

The Chief Technical Officer of Ripple, David Schwartz has previously said that there are numerous obstacles that prevent adoption for the token some of which include problems with regulation. That being said, well-known traders and investors at Galaxy trading have said that the asset is proven to be resilient.

“Although it is perhaps one of the most disliked projects, it has more than once shown its aggressive nature at a time when no one is expecting it.”

They see that the coin is capable of sparking by 10 times its current price as they say:

“We believe that this moment is very close and since catching the exact bottom is something very unpredictable, our advice to all who want to invest is to start buying at these “golden” levels of support where 10X can become a reality.”

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The benefits of Ethereum 2.0 will come sooner rather than later according to Vitalik Buterin

The benefits of Ethereum 2.0 will come sooner rather than later according to Vitalik Buterin

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  • Vitalik Buterin, has recently answered a number of questions from the community as a part of a “ask me anything“ session on Reddit. 
  • The co-founder highlighted many different topics but specifically said that he expects some significant and noticeable network improvements to come for the project sooner rather than later. 

Vitalik Buterin, the co-founder of one of the biggest crypto projects in the industry known as Ethereum has recently answered a number of questions from the community as a part of a “ask me anything“ session on Reddit. The co-founder highlighted many different topics but specifically said that he expects some significant and noticeable network improvements to come for the project sooner rather than later. He further said:

“TLDR: merge happens faster, PoS happens faster, you get your juicy 100k TPS faster.”

Over the years, the network for Ethereum has experienced some significant rounds of high congestion. Three years ago in 2017, the popular CryptoKitties game slowed down the network massively but with the decentralised finance space growing rapidly, the network has been seriously clogged up.

As a result of this, it has led to high fees and longer than average confirmation times.

With Ethereum 2.0 very much just around the corner, there is a significant scaling upgrade solution that is supposedly going to speed up the network rapidly. This will increase the number of transactions per second and it will also move the blockchain to a different consensus algorithm known as a proof of stake. Phase 0 for the upgrade is set to occur on the 1st of December in two weeks!

The co-founder further went on to say that “all of these changes are designed to decrease the time until eth2 becomes useful to people.” 

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The second richest man in Mexico invest 10% of his portfolio into BTC

The second richest man in Mexico invest 10% of his portfolio into BTC

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  • Ricardo Salinas Pliego is the second wealthiest businessman in Mexico and the 166th richest man in the world. 
  • It was recently announced last week that he has invested 10% of his liquid portfolio into the leading cryptocurrency, bitcoin. 

Ricardo Salinas Pliego is the second wealthiest businessman in Mexico and the 166th richest man in the world. It was recently announced last week that he has invested 10% of his liquid portfolio into the leading cryptocurrency, bitcoin. This came after he shared a video throwing huge amounts of paper money into the garbage. Not only does it show how worthless the government-issued cash is in today’s world but it also shows how important digital assets such as bitcoin could become.

Furthermore, the video indicates the hyperinflation and how bad it got in Venezuela.

Ricardo is worth more than $11 billion at the time of writing and is the only billionaire from Mexico who seems to have benefited from the coronavirus pandemic and the economic crisis that has come as a result.

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Coinbase co-founder, Fred Ehrsam set to join Fireblocks as a member of the board

Coinbase co-founder, Fred Ehrsam set to join Fireblocks as a member of the board

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  • Fred Ehrsam, the co-founder of the crypto platform known as Coinbase is getting ready to join the digital asset security platform Fireblocks. 
  • It was announced last week that Fred would be joining the board following a recent round of funding.

Fred Ehrsam, the co-founder of the crypto platform known as Coinbase is getting ready to join the digital asset security platform Fireblocks. It was announced last week that Fred would be joining the board following a recent round of funding.

The co-founder of the well-known crypto platform is getting ready to join the company as a board member following a $30 million funding ground to help expand its operations on an international level.

Throughout 2020, Fireblocks has launched a secure asset transfer network which would allow more institutions to efficiently transfer assets on chain. And on top of this, the platform also announced that it has seen more than $150 billion in transferred assets over the course of the past year. Fred has said:

“Fireblocks has become the go-to for any business looking to build new digital asset operations or scale existing ones… The extraordinary growth of the Fireblocks Network and its team in the last year attests to the enormous value they have unlocked for enterprise and institutional customers.”

 

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