by bitcoinist 01/07/2019
CoinFLEX plans to debut physically-settled Bitcoin futures to the Asian market beginning in February 2019. The platform is a consortium with participants such as Roger Ver (Bitcoin.com CEO), B2C2, Trading Technologies, and Alameda Research among others. Bitcoin Futures Trading on CoinFLEX According to Bloomberg, CoinFLEX plans to offer futures contracts for Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, and Ethereum. Like Bakkt (owned by Intercontinental Exchange), CoinFLEX’s offerings are physically-backed contracts. According to CoinFLEX CEO, Mark Lamb, settling futures
Bitcoin futures are trading below the cryptocurrency's spot price, signaling market participants have a bearish outlook on bitcoin over the coming months.
If bitcoin breaks above a key moving average, it could be considered a sign a bearish-to-bullish trend change has begun.
Russian economist, Vladislav Ginko, says Russia is looking to invest $10 billion in Bitcoin as the State Duma has put cryptocurrency legislation high on the agenda for 2019. Rumored $10 Billion Bitcoin Investment Ginko, an economist with ties to the Kremlin, says the Russian government will convert some of its USD reserves into Bitcoin, a move that could start as early as February. Last week, Bitcoinist first reported on the government’s rumored plans to ditch the Dollar