Cboe trades 4,127 bitcoin conracts first day

Cboe bitcoin futures traded 4.13k contracts during first day of trading.

NDAQ became a strategic partner and shareholder of the Astana International Financial Center’s (AIFC) SE. NDAQ, Shanghai SE (SSE) and AIFC plan to cooperate in the development of Kazakhstan’s capital market.

MOEX started a trial offering of its new "Value Added Analytical Product" based on statistical analysis of orderlog. The new product is intended for institutional investors.

Oslo Bors and Baymarkets Technology announced the implementation of the latest upgrades to the Baymarkets OTC system, used by Oslo Connect, providing Tailor Made derivatives and reporting OTC derivatives transactions. The updates support MiFID II and MiFIR requirements.

Indian Energy Exchange (IEX) is to set up a gas exchange and is already in talks with different stakeholders for the purpose.

Colombo SE (CSE) appointed Dilshan Wirasekara as a Director Board, effective November 21.

Equity Express Securities Exchange (EESE) became South Africa’s fourth new exchange on Friday, listing Ukhamba Holdings.

Tradeweb received FCA authorization to operate an Organised Trading Facility (OTF), effective January 3, 2018. It will support the execution of intermediated and discretionary flow and allow clients to find new liquidity sources and trading opportunities.

Colt announced it reduced latency between Tokyo and London to less than 159 milliseconds.

China Exchanges Services Company (CESC) created the CES Stock Connect Hong Kong Premier 50 Index (CES SCHK50), an index designed to capture the performance of the 50 largest stocks by market capitalization listed in Hong Kong and eligible for Stock Connect.

SEC Chairman Jay Clayton warned that to date no initial coin offerings have been registered with the SEC. The SEC also has not approved for listing and trading any ETF holding cryptocurrencies or other assets related to cryptocurrencies.

CFTC Chairman Giancarlo said investors should be aware of the “potentially high level of volatility and risk” of bitcoin. “The relatively nascent underlying cash markets and exchanges for bitcoin remain largely unregulated markets over which the CFTC has limited statutory authority,” he warned.

CFTC has exempted certain European MTFs and organized trading facilities (OTFs) authorized within the EU from the requirement to register with the CFTC as swap execution facilities (SEFs).

CSRC is conducting 10 investigations on hedge funds for market manipulation, misappropriation of client funds, insider trading and trading by managers using their personal accounts. Some funds allegedly used the Hong Kong-Shanghai stock connect to manipulate prices.