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Nomura begins offering Bitcoin OTC derivatives to clients in Asia

Japanese investment bank Nomura said on Twitter Friday that it has begun offering over-the-counter Bitcoin derivatives contracts to its clients in Asia out of Singapore. “We have launched #Bitcoin OTC #derivatives with Bitcoin non-deliverable forwards and non-deliverable options for clients in #Asia out of Singapore. We also executed our first Bitcoin #futures and #options trades this week on @CMEGroup with @CumberlandSays,” Nomura said in the post. CME Group is the world’s biggest financial derivatives exchange, while Cumberland DRW is a …

CME Group is considering altcoin futures on Solana and Cardano

After launching futures contracts tied to bitcoin and ether in recent years, CME Group is looking at whether it can introduce futures based on cryptocurrencies with smaller market caps, including Solana’s SOL and Cardano’s ADA.   The Chicago-based exchange is “looking at” creating altcoin futures contracts given significant client requests, Payal Shah, CME’s director of equity and cryptocurrency products, said as part of a panel discussion at CryptoCompare’s Digital Asset Summit in London on Wednesday.   Shah, however, stated that launching altcoin futures …