Erisx Launches Regulated Bitcoin Futures Market

Crypto trading platform Erisx has launched a bitcoin futures market regulated by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). Its physically settled bitcoin futures contracts trade alongside its spot market which supports four cryptocurrencies. Erisx has obtained a license from the U.S. Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and is currently Continue Reading

Former Kraken Employee Sues Exchange for ‘Unethical and Illegal Business Tactics’

Former employee of crypto exchange Kraken initiated legal proceedings against the company in connection with breach of contract and sanctions violation, among other issues. A former employee of United States-based cryptocurrency exchange Kraken initiated legal proceedings against the company in connection with breach of contract and sanctions violation, among other Continue Reading

Math Research Suggests Six Confirmations Aren’t Really Needed for Bitcoin Transactions

In a recent research paper, European mathematicians Cyril Grunspan and Ricardo Pérez-Marco demonstrated through calculus and game theory that, thanks to the robust network security and relatively high BTC price, small bitcoin transactions may not need the six confirmations typically required by merchants and exchanges. Published on the computer science Continue Reading