Bitcoin: Nadex to list contracts, Cboe adds historical data

As bitcoin futures have entered mainstream financial markets with Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) listing XBT earlier this week, the US-based retail-focused online binary options exchange Nadex announced its intent to list Bitcoin Spread Contracts to be launched on December 18, 2017.

North American Derivatives Exchange, Inc. (Nadex) has submitted to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission its intention on December 14. The new Bitcoin Spread Contracts will be based on the underlying USD TeraBit Price Index.

Cboe has listed bitcoin futures earlier this week and CME Group announced its listing to start on December 18. Nasdaq will follow in 2018.

Cboe Data Shop adds full historical Gemini and Cboe bitcoin data

Cboe Global Markets, Inc. announced Cboe Data Shop will add historical spot foreign exchange data from Cboe FX to its range of offerings beginning December 15.

Data will be available for market participants and academics who want the opportunity to simplify and streamline back-testing and analysis, as well as the potential to increase trading opportunities, Cboe FX historical data offerings include:

TOP, which provides top-of-book data on currency pairs, including the quote time, bid price, bid quantity, offer price and offered quantity;

Snapshot, which provides a look at the depth of book data at intervals throughout the trading day;

Catherine Clay, Cboe Vice President and Global Head of Information Solutions

Cboe FX Tape, which reflects trading activity for currency pairs on Cboe FX markets, including transaction time, aggressor side, trade price and quantity.

Also beginning Friday, Cboe Data Shop plans to offer a complete history of market data for bitcoin traded on the Gemini exchange since its inception, as well as Cboe bitcoin historical futures data.

Catherine Clay, Cboe Vice President and Global Head of Information Solutions, said: “We are excited about these additions to Cboe Data Shop. This is the first time our clients can buy FX data that is customized by individual currency pairs.”

“We also are pleased to support Cboe’s new bitcoin futures with the full history of Gemini bitcoin data, and subscriptions to Cboe’s bitcoin futures data. The entire history of quotes and trades in bitcoin on Gemini is expected be available for a one-time fee of $100 per user through March 31, 2018.”

Winklevoss twins, Founders Gemini Trust Company

The Winklevoss twins have founded Gemini Trust Company, a digital asset exchange and custodian, in 2014. Customers buy, sell and store digital assets such as bitcoin. Gemini is subject to fiduciary obligations, capital reserve requirements and banking compliance standards of the New York State Department of Financial Services.