Friday, December 29, 2017

CME Bitcoin Reference Rate - Bitcoin Q&A

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: RELATED: Beyond Price: Bitcoin's Impact on the Future - Investing in Education Instead of Speculation - Futures markets - The impact of smart contracts on law and accounting - Who determines the value of bitcoins? - Price volatility, pegging, and stability - Price premiums and arbitrage - What is mining? - ICOs, disruption, and self-regulation - ICOs and responsible investment - Andreas M. Antonopoulos is a technologist and serial entrepreneur who has become one of the most well-known and respected figures in bitcoin. Follow on Twitter: @aantonop Website: 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: [NEW] THE INTERNET OF MONEY, v2: MASTERING BITCOIN: [NEW] MASTERING BITCOIN, 2nd Edition: Subscribe to the channel to learn more about Bitcoin & open blockchains! If you want early-access to talks and a chance to participate in a monthly LIVE Q&A with Andreas, become a patron: Music: "Unbounded" by Orfan ( Outro Graphics: Phneep ( Outro Art: Rock Barcellos (


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