Crypto market update: Bitcoin futures rumored to have launched on Nasdaq


  • Nasdaq announced in 2018 that it was considering offering Bitcoin futures in the first quarter of 2019.
  • Ameritrade confirms traders with accounts having a minimum of $25,000 are allowed access to Bitcoin futures.

The cryptocurrency market is questioning the authenticity of the claim made by a popular qualitative analyst that he allegedly purchased a Bitcoin futures contract listed on Nasdaq’s TD Ameritrade futures. The broker, ‘Cryptopolis’ has $5.5 billion in yearly revenue. Other traders are yet to confirm if such futures are already being offered. However, Ameritrade has confirmed that traders with accounts having a minimum of $25,000 are allowed access to Bitcoin futures.

It is good to note that by the time of press FXStreet had not confirmed if Ameritrade is offering Nasdaq Bitcoin futures or it could simply be CME’s. Cryptopolis said via a tweet:

“BREAKING: BTC is now being traded on the Nasdaq! I bought one BTC through my TDAmeritrade account! According to the chart it started trading April 10, 2019!! Other digital assets are soon to follow!!”

The trader later published an update on the claim saying:

“UPDATE: According to TDAmeritrade support - it's not a real trade in my account - it appears they are testing only using their Paper Trading platform. Support said "I'm not able to speak on it" -They did not know what CXERX is. Strange...  But something is going on for sure!”

The above claim is not unwarranted as Nasdaq announced last year that it was considering offering Bitcoin futures trading during the 1Q of 2019 in addition to the crypto desk launched in collaboration with VanEcK.

 

Information on these pages contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Markets and instruments profiled on this page are for informational purposes only and should not in any way come across as a recommendation to buy or sell in these assets. You should do your own thorough research before making any investment decisions. FXStreet does not in any way guarantee that this information is free from mistakes, errors, or material misstatements. It also does not guarantee that this information is of a timely nature. Investing in Open Markets involves a great deal of risk, including the loss of all or a portion of your investment, as well as emotional distress. All risks, losses and costs associated with investing, including total loss of principal, are your responsibility. The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of FXStreet nor its advertisers. The author will not be held responsible for information that is found at the end of links posted on this page.

If not otherwise explicitly mentioned in the body of the article, at the time of writing, the author has no position in any stock mentioned in this article and no business relationship with any company mentioned. The author has not received compensation for writing this article, other than from FXStreet.

FXStreet and the author do not provide personalized recommendations. The author makes no representations as to the accuracy, completeness, or suitability of this information. FXStreet and the author will not be liable for any errors, omissions or any losses, injuries or damages arising from this information and its display or use. Errors and omissions excepted.

The author and FXStreet are not registered investment advisors and nothing in this article is intended to be investment advice.

Cryptos feed

Latest Crypto News


Latest Crypto News & Analysis

Editors’ Picks

SafeMoon price looks to skyrocket 30% as technicals flash buy signal

A brief technical and on-chain analysis on SafeMoon price. Here, FXStreet's analysts evaluate where SAFEMOON could be heading next.

More Bitcoin news

Uniswap price eyes 20% gains as UNI technicals scream ‘buy'

Uniswap price faced a blockade at $21.51, slowing its recovery. The RSI reveals a bullish divergence in play, hinting at a 20% climb. A breakdown below $18.37 will invalidate the bullish thesis.

More Litecoin news

Litecoin contemplates 17% ascent after reclaiming crucial barrier

Litecoin price experienced the second flash crash, which bottomed on September 21. While the descent was steep, the recovery seems to be coming along well. The recent upswing has pushed past a key resistance level, but LTC needs to hold above it to confirm buyers’ presence.

More Litecoin News

XRP price flips massive support floor into formidable resistance

A brief technical and on-chain analysis on XRP price. Here, FXStreet's analysts evaluate how Ripple behaves as it trades below key resistance.

More Ripple news

BEST CRYPTO BROKERS/EXCHANGES



Bitcoin Weekly Forecast: Markets revert to mean, but BTC price remains indecisive

Bitcoin price shows considerable strength after springing from the recent crashes. Still, it is uncertain whether the current bullish impulse will morph into a new uptrend or lead to a more profound decline.

Read the weekly forecast

BTC

ETH

XRP