CME: Na'e tupu 'a e 'avalisi 'o e voliume faka'aho ki he kaha'u 'o e Bitcoin 41% 'i he Q3
Sio ki he 'avalisi 'o e ngaahi tohi faka'aho ki he kaha'u 'o e Bitcoin hono fetongi 'aki ha puna mahu'inga 'i he Q3 hono fakafehoanaki atu ki he vaha'ataimi 'o e faka'osi, Fakatatau ki he kulupu 'o e CME. Na'e tui'i 'e ha voliume 'avalisi faka'aho 5,053 ngaahi aleapau 'i Q3, hake 41% mei he 3,577 ngaahi aleapau 'i Q2. Toe faka'ilonga'i foki 'e he tokotaha ha 170% tupulaki mei he 'uluaki kuata ’ % s 1,854 ngaahi aleapau.
CME also provided data on open interest, which represents the total number of unsettled contracts held by those trading in the market. This figure grew from 1,523 contracts in the Q1 to 2,873 ngaahi aleapau 'i Q3, representing growth from Q2’s 2,405. Foki, Tim McCourt, CME’s managing director and global head of equity products and alternative investments said “Out of the 40% of Bitcoin futures trading on CME that’s outside the US, 21% are coming from Asia.”
In Q3, Bitcoin futures average daily volume rose 41% and open interest was up 19% over Q2 . Learn how market participants are using BTC to manage risk in changing markets. https://t.co/Yt41SzsHku pic.twitter.com/Kw4OX0QaKT
— CMEGroup (@CMEGroup) October 17, 2018
BitMEX launches software client to compete with Bitcoin Core
The research arm of cryptocurrency trading platform BitMEX has announced that it will launch its own Bitcoin software client to compete with reference implementation and industry standard Bitcoin Core. Unveiled this week in a lengthy post discussing the merits of competing software clients, BitMEX Research said that it chose to release its own BTC client to help correct the misunderstanding that open-source software repository Bitcoin Core is in charge of the cryptocurrency’s development and “has the unique capability to change or prevent changes to Bitcoin’s consensus rules.”
BitMEX Research argues, it is users who should be the ones truly in charge of the cryptocurrency’s protocol rules. The group’s new client, named Bitcoin BitMEX Research, aims to reduce the network’s reliance on a single major software repository without introducing new risks to the ecosystem. “Since it is a software fork of Bitcoin Core, it carries none of the risks of not being bug for bug compatible, like Satoshi was concerned about,” the authors wrote. “The BitMEX Research client also doesn’t change Bitcoin’s consensus rules, so the concerns about contentious chainsplits do not apply. Ko ia, if the Bitcoin Core repository gets hijacked or deleted, the codebase can still improve using the Bitcoin BitMEX Research repository.”
CFTC official warns smart contract designers over predictive code
Smart contract coders could be held liable if they knowingly use blockchain technology to create functions that are deemed as predictive “event contracts,” according to a US regulator. Brian Quintenz, a commissioner at the US Commodity and Futures Trading Commission, explained that blockchain protocols allow “Ko e kakai fakafo'ituitui ke fa'u 'enau ngaahi aleapau poto predicting lahi ange 'a e ngaahi me'a he kaha'u… 'Uhinga, 'e lava 'e he ngaahi ngaahi aleapau 'a e ni'ihi fakafo'ituitui ki he tui 'i he ola 'o e ngaahi me'a he kaha'u, hange ko e sipoti 'a e me'a ne hoko pe e ngaahi fili fakapule'anga, Ko hono faka'aonga'i 'o e pa'anga faka'ilekitulonika. Kapau 'oku totonu 'a ho kikite, e aleapau 'otometiki pe hono totongi 'e koe e winnings,” Na'a ne pehe 'e.
Na'e 'alu 'a e Quintenz 'i he ke tanaki atu ia 'i he fa'ufa'u 'o e ngaahi me'a 'o maumau'i, 'Oku ne tui 'e coders 'i he aleapau 'o e poto 'oku ne langa hake 'a e fa'ahinga polokalama 'i 'olunga 'i ha netiueka blockchain lava ke malava ke ha'isia pea ke prosecuted. “'Oku ou pehe ko e ha e fehu'i totonu 'oku tatau ai pe pe ko 'eni na'e Kouti 'o e lava lelei pe tomu'a 'ilo'i, 'i he taimi 'oku nau fa'u 'a e kouti, ia 'e ngalingali ke ngaue 'aki 'e he kakai 'Amelika 'i ha founga 'oku violative 'a e ngaahi tu'utu'uni 'o e CFTC,” Na'a ne pehe 'e. Hypothetically, Na'a ne pehe 'e, 'e ma'u 'a e kouti ke ke “fakataumu'a pau ke lava 'a e fa'ahinga 'ekitiviti 'oku pule'i 'e he CFTC tonu, and no effort was made to preclude its availability to US persons.”
Apple pioneer Steve Wozniak has co-founded a blockchain investment firm
Steve Wozniak, the tech entrepreneur best known as the co-founder of Apple, has joined EQUI Global, a venture capital fund built using blockchain technology, as a co-founder. Wozniak said that he will scout for technology companies to find the “tech stars” of the future. He also said that he receives innovative pitches regularly; Ka neongo ia, this is the first time, after Apple, that he has agreed to join a company.
The “open-ended” EQUI fund will focus on non-institutional investors and tech companies, with only 20% set aside for non-tech companies such as real estate and investment collectibles. Wozniak said that he believes firms like EQUI will disrupt the VC industry and allow other companies to follow the new model based on blockchain technology.
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