CloseCross claims this is the first such license to be granted to a blockchain-based derivatives trading platform.
Institutions are loading up on bull call spreads in anticipation of a continued bitcoin price rally.
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Chainlink Labs developed the new network over the past year.
CEO Charles Cascarilla said the crypto firm, which already settles equities trades, hopes to apply for a clearing firm license soon.
If bitcoin is anti-establishment, what happens when the establishment joins the party?
There are still several psychological barriers for bitcoin to break, even as it passed a key milestone of $1 trillion in market capitalization.
If the U.S. reins in pseudonymity in stablecoin transactions (as seems possible) there could be big implications for the crypto industry, says our columnist.
Bitcoin and ether continue to rise, but that could create problems for overheated derivatives markets.
The Substrate-based chain is also working on a proof-of-concept “non-custodial” bridge for EVM chains to connect with the Bitcoin network.