Commodity Futures Trading Commission

The Small Exchange Introduces the First Crypto Stock Index Empowering Investors to Trade the Stocks Behind Crypto

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 2:52pm

The Small Exchange a revolutionary futures exchange offering smaller, simpler products aimed toward retail customers, today announced another first and product innovation with the launch of the Small Cryptocurrency Stock Index (SCCX)*.

Key Points: 
  • The Small Exchange a revolutionary futures exchange offering smaller, simpler products aimed toward retail customers, today announced another first and product innovation with the launch of the Small Cryptocurrency Stock Index (SCCX)*.
  • SCCX is a way for investors to participate in crypto derivatives without investing in stablecoins and the limited trading capabilities the unregistered crypto markets provide.
  • The Small Exchange continues to believe the future of trading should focus on low-cost, standard futures products that will open market opportunities for small traders.
  • About Small Exchange: Based in Chicago, the Small Exchange - backed by award-winning industry innovators and powered by a proprietary trade matching engine - is a registered Designated Contract Market (DCM) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

Bermuda Stock Exchange Begins Publishing MIAX Pearl Equities Market Data to the Pyth Network

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 1:00pm

MIAX Pearl Equities market data is among the first U.S. equities exchange market data provided to the Pyth Network and was first published to the Pyth Network on September 13, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • MIAX Pearl Equities market data is among the first U.S. equities exchange market data provided to the Pyth Network and was first published to the Pyth Network on September 13, 2021.
  • "BSX is delighted to begin publishing MIAX Pearl Equities market data to the Pyth Network and anticipates we will quickly expand the breadth of data we are publishing to the network," said Thomas P. Gallagher, Chairman of BSX and Chairman & CEO of MIAX.
  • The addition of MIAX Pearl Equities market data represents a critical inflection point for the Pyth Network as the availability of high fidelity market data from U.S. equities exchanges is unprecedented in DeFi."
  • MIAX's parent holding company, Miami International Holdings, Inc., owns Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX Pearl), MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald), the Minneapolis Grain Exchange, LLC (MGEX), and the Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX).

Tokenized selected by Aequantium LLC to tokenise equity and debt instruments using the BSV blockchain

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 11:00pm

In addition, Aequantium will leverage the Tokenized system for the on-chain verification of token transactions, as well as to provide access to fund data for both participants and regulators.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, Aequantium will leverage the Tokenized system for the on-chain verification of token transactions, as well as to provide access to fund data for both participants and regulators.
  • The Tokenized protocol leverages the BSV blockchain for its service offerings.
  • Its flagship product, the Tokenized smart contracting platform, enables smart contracts and tokenized instruments stored on the BSV blockchain to be drafted, reviewed, executed, traded and managed in a no-code and user-friendly way.
  • The fund was established to trade futures and options on blockchain assets available for trading on traditional commodity exchanges.

Tokenized selected by Aequantium LLC to tokenise equity and debt instruments using the BSV blockchain

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 11:00pm

In addition, Aequantium will leverage the Tokenized system for the on-chain verification of token transactions, as well as to provide access to fund data for both participants and regulators.

Key Points: 
  • In addition, Aequantium will leverage the Tokenized system for the on-chain verification of token transactions, as well as to provide access to fund data for both participants and regulators.
  • The Tokenized protocol leverages the BSV blockchain for its service offerings.
  • Its flagship product, the Tokenized smart contracting platform, enables smart contracts and tokenized instruments stored on the BSV blockchain to be drafted, reviewed, executed, traded and managed in a no-code and user-friendly way.
  • The fund was established to trade futures and options on blockchain assets available for trading on traditional commodity exchanges.

MIAX to Launch Suite of BRIXX™ Commercial Real Estate Futures on MGEX

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:30pm

BRIXX futures and options will provide investors with targeted exposure to the $16 trillion commercial real estate market, including the Residential, Retail, Office and Hospitality commercial real estate sectors.

Key Points: 
  • BRIXX futures and options will provide investors with targeted exposure to the $16 trillion commercial real estate market, including the Residential, Retail, Office and Hospitality commercial real estate sectors.
  • BRIXX CRE Indexes measure real-time real estate returns and are priced using real-time public market data aggregating over $750 billion in property values.
  • "We are pleased to launch the new BRIXX CRE futures, which are based on Advanced Fundamentals' suite of index products that measure real estate prices without the pricing lag associated with traditional CRE indexes," said Thomas P. Gallagher, Chairman of MGEX and Chairman & CEO of MIAX.
  • "These products provide professional real estate investors with an innovative tool that affords real time access and synthetic exposure to the physical real estate market."

MIAX to Launch Suite of BRIXX™ Commercial Real Estate Futures on MGEX

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 4:30pm

PRINCETON, N.J. and MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- MIAX, creator and operator of high-performance securities exchanges, products and services, will launch cash-settled futures contracts on BRIXX™ Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Indexes developed by Advanced Fundamentals.  The first contract to be listed will be the BRIXX Retail Index futures contract which is expected to begin trading on October 4, 2021.  Three additional BRIXX CRE Index futures are expected to be listed in the fourth quarter of 2021.  Cash-settled options on the BRIXX CRE Indexes will launch on MIAX, also targeted for fourth quarter of 2021. The launch of the futures and options contracts remain subject to regulatory approval.

Key Points: 
  • New Futures Contracts Provide Exposure to Four Commercial Real Estate Sectors; First Futures to Launch on October 4, 2021
    PRINCETON, N.J. and MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --MIAX, creator and operator of high-performance securities exchanges, products and services, will launch cash-settled futures contracts on BRIXX Commercial Real Estate (CRE) Indexes developed by Advanced Fundamentals.
  • BRIXX futures and options will provide investors with targeted exposure to the $16 trillion commercial real estate market, including the Residential, Retail, Office and Hospitality commercial real estate sectors.
  • BRIXX CRE Indexes measure real-time real estate returns and are priced using real-time public market data aggregating over $750 billion in property values.
  • "These products provide professional real estate investors with an innovative tool that affords real time access and synthetic exposure to the physical real estate market."

FTX.US Acquires LedgerX

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 1:00pm

("LedgerX"), a Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulated digital currency futures & options exchange and clearinghouse.

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  • ("LedgerX"), a Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulated digital currency futures & options exchange and clearinghouse.
  • We believe the integration of our technological capabilities, product portfolio and large balance sheet with LedgerX will enhanceour ability to provide innovative products to all US cryptocurrency traders.
  • LedgerX is a CFTC regulated Designated Contract Market (DCM), Swap Execution Facility (SEF), and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO).
  • LedgerX is available to both retail and institutional investors 24x7 and offers physical settlement of all contracts, block trading and algorithmic trading opportunities for institutional investors.

The Small Exchange and Winners of the 2020 Chicago Innovation Awards Ring the Nasdaq Closing Bell

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 - 1:41pm

The Small Exchange, a futures exchange offering smaller, simpler products aimed toward retail customers, will join fellow winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards, the Chicago regions foremost annual celebration of innovation, in New York City on Wednesday, August 18th to ring the Closing Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Key Points: 
  • The Small Exchange, a futures exchange offering smaller, simpler products aimed toward retail customers, will join fellow winners of the Chicago Innovation Awards, the Chicago regions foremost annual celebration of innovation, in New York City on Wednesday, August 18th to ring the Closing Bell of the Nasdaq Stock Market.
  • Chicago Innovation Award winners cut across all industries and represent the best in new product and service development from large companies, startups and non-profits, said Tom Kuczmarski, co-founder of the Chicago Innovation Awards.
  • Chicago Innovation was established in 2002 as the Chicago Innovation Awards, an annual ceremony to celebrate the most innovative products and services in the Chicago region.
  • To follow Chicago Innovation on social media, find it on Twitter (@Chi_Innovation ) or Facebook ( Chicago Innovation ).

Next Generation Trust Company and ErisX Announce Administrative Relationship to Streamline Cryptocurrency Investment Process for Self-Directed IRA Owners

Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 3:00am

"While clients may still establish an LLC if they wish, it is no longer necessary when making these self-directed investments on ErisX."

Key Points: 
  • "While clients may still establish an LLC if they wish, it is no longer necessary when making these self-directed investments on ErisX."
  • Next Generation has listed ErisX as a professional resource on their website, which also provides more information and education on trading cryptocurrencies.
  • Next Generation supports self-directed investors with account administration and transaction processing through Next Generation Services and asset custody through Next Generation Trust Company.
  • Its sister firm, Next Generation Services, provides comprehensive account administration and transaction support with Next Generation Trust Company acting as custodian for all accounts.

As the Market Struggles International Experts See Strong Positive Outlook for Gold in Short Term

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 2:15pm

One follower of the market, The Economic Times, said that Gold prices rose nearly 7 per cent in May, marking the second green candle for the year so far.

Key Points: 
  • One follower of the market, The Economic Times, said that Gold prices rose nearly 7 per cent in May, marking the second green candle for the year so far.
  • According to CFTC data, speculators raised their long positions in COMEX gold and silver in the previous month.
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