US Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chair, Gary Gensler, recently revealed that the commission is working on a dossier for cryptocurrencies. The main goal of the platform is to unite all US financial regulators in the regulation of cryptocurrencies. The first goal is to reach an agreement with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission on cryptocurrencies.
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), a global derivatives marketplace, revealed that Bitcoin futures investors lean towards cash payments over the physical delivery method they receive in Bitcoin (BTC).
Investor and analyst interest in derivatives (futures) has been rising significantly since bitcoin (BTC) derivatives trading volume hit an all-time high last month. According to CME Group data, on January 16, there were 5,328 contracts for outstanding futures, amounting to 26,640 BTC (approx. US$237 million). This figure is said to be the highest since CME futures were first introduced in December 2017.
The financial and securities watchdog silently accepted a fund tied to the BTC futures market just a few days ago — an effort which many experts say vividly widens the chances for the endorsement of other ETFs sooner or later.