Bitcoin Futures, Options, and Open Interest: Crypto Derivatives Break Records After the Halving 

Since the market rout on March 12, otherwise known as ‘Black Thursday,’ bitcoin futures and options contracts have seen significant demand. On May 14, CME Group saw the total number of outstanding derivatives contracts (open interest) touch a high of $142 million. Four days later, CME broke records again. Data Continue Reading

Cardano is Working on a Microchip That Would Give Crypto a Cash-like Experience

Cardano is working on a crypto-native microchip that would enable crypto transitions without the internet access, potentially delivering fiat-like experience to the hundreds of millions around the world. In a recent Cointelegraph interview, Charles Hoskinson elaborated on the crypto-native chip that IOHK is working at its blockchain lab at the Continue Reading

How the Lightning Network Will Grow Following Bitcoin’s Third Halving

The Lightning Network, Bitcoin’s second layer solution for faster and more efficient payments, was integral to the ecosystem’s third epoch — with a number of Lightning-focused projects iterating and expanding upon the technology to establish it as the most promising protocol built upon Bitcoin. Further Reading: What Is the Lightning Network?  Continue Reading