The Chicago Mercantile Exchange launched bitcoin futures trading on December 18th. Who would short bitcoin? What are the implications of fork coins on futures markets for cryptocurrencies? One of the fundamental things you need for a futures market is a consistent, predictable, publicly audited reference rate (price) to underpin the legal contracts. Exchanges which provide data for that reference rate must follow certain rules.
Disclaimer: I serve on the Oversight Committee for the Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR) at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
This talk took place at the Riga Art Space for the Baltic Honeybadger conference on November 25th 2017 in Riga, Latvia: https://antonopoulos.com/event/baltic-honeybadger-2017/
Beyond Price: Bitcoin’s Impact on the Future – https://youtu.be/rvwVbRQ5Ysc
Investing in Education Instead of Speculation – https://youtu.be/6uXAbJQoZlE
Futures markets – https://youtu.be/vGz22l1FZEM
The impact of smart contracts on law and accounting – https://youtu.be/K-TRzuPwJCc
Who determines the value of bitcoins? – https://youtu.be/DucvYCX1CVI
Price volatility, pegging, and stability – https://youtu.be/9KPyflyHP6s
Price premiums and arbitrage – https://youtu.be/B4tsk-ZiHuE
What is mining? – https://youtu.be/t4p4iMqmxbQ
ICOs, disruption, and self-regulation – https://youtu.be/yfjgcI8xX3A
ICOs and responsible investment – https://youtu.be/C8UdbvrWyvg
Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin.
He is the author of two books: “Mastering Bitcoin,” published by O’Reilly Media and considered the best technical guide to bitcoin; “The Internet of Money,” a book about why bitcoin matters.
THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v1: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Internet-Money-collection-Andreas-Antonopoulos/dp/1537000454/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
[NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: https://www.amazon.com/Internet-Money-Andreas-M-Antonopoulos/dp/194791006X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8
[NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: https://www.amazon.com/Mastering-Bitcoin-Programming-Open-Blockchain/dp/1491954388
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