Friday, December 8, 2017

Cboe Futures Exchange Plans to Offer Trading in Bitcoin Futures

Gemini is excited to announce that Bitcoin (USD) Futures Contracts will begin trading on the Cboe Futures Exchange, LLC (CFE) starting at 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday December 10th, 2017 under the ticker symbol “XBT” (contract specifications | fact sheet). Monday, December 11th, will be the first full day of trading, and there will be no trading fees for XBT futures in the month of December.

XBT futures are cash-settled contracts based on Gemini’s auction price for bitcoin, denominated in U.S. dollars. XBT futures are specifically designed to allow participants to implement straightforward trading strategies, through settlement to a single, tradeable auction price.

XBT futures will cash-settle on the third Wednesday of the month

Final settlement value (XBTS) will reflect the Gemini 4:00 p.m. ET daily bitcoin auction price
XBT futures will enable investors to take a directional view on the price of bitcoin (both long and short), gain exposure to bitcoin prices, or hedge their existing bitcoin positions
XBT futures will bring benefits to traders, including transparency, efficient price discovery, deep liquidity and centralized clearing
CFE is regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
Gemini is a New York trust company regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYSDFS)
Gemini and CFE have cross-market surveillance and information-sharing agreements in place

Visit our website to learn more about Gemini auctions, accessing our APIs and consuming Gemini market data, and our institutional offering as well as cross-connects to our matching engine. Visit Cboe’s website to learn more about XBT futures.

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Gutierrez the Little Chalupa Afraid Of Running

Representative Louis Gutierrez (D-IL) is a long-time Marxist in congress who is an open-border activist. Representative Gutierrez has previously requested illegal aliens to cross the Southern U.S. border and target any border patrol official possible. As a militant immigration activist Mr. Gutierrez has also supported MS-13 gang strikes in the U.S. and advocated for illegal […]

via Report: Militant Representative Louis Gutierrez Not Seeking Reelection… — The Last Refuge

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Kid in the Culinary Arts


When the Culinary Arts Club students can engage in the food world with one of our own, it is an even better experience. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, we visited The Simple Greek, a delightful restaurant owned by Tony DeSisto, an alumnus of Portsmouth Abbey and brother to a faculty favorite, Ms. Allie Micheletti, […]

via The Simple Greek — Culinary Arts Club

Novemebr writing Prompts

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Media Reports Russia Has Stronger and Deadlier Nuclear Submarine, Calls It the “Vlad Monster” — Conservative Tribune

The Cold War arms race may be heating back up, at least if Russia’s newest submarine is any indication. It’s called the Prince Vladimir — “Knyaz Vladimir” in Russian — and the British press has already dubbed it “Vlad’s Sea Monster” for its formidable capabilities. While the United States Navy typically leads the world in……

via Media Reports Russia Has Stronger and Deadlier Nuclear Submarine, Calls It the “Vlad Monster” — Conservative Tribune


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Friday, November 24, 2017

Mastercard Seeking A Blockchain Settlement System

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Mastercard may be looking to integrate blockchain into its payments infrastructure.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) published a new application from the financial giant this week that outlines a solution for a “uniform settlement system” – one that would help ease some of the friction involved with business-to-business payments. Specific issues cited in the application include growing data storage demands and the overall volume of transactions.
Notably, Mastercard suggests in the text that such a system could include a blockchain-based ledger of transactions.
As the application explains:
“In some embodiments, the ledger may be a blockchain configured to store the associated data. … In the system, the data values may include the purchase orders, invoices, transaction data, and other data stored in the ledger as discussed herein.”
Mastercard clarified that the blockchain would be able to automatically note all changes made to the ledger, creating a verifiable and immutable record of all data. As a result, malicious users would be unable to modify transactions in the system.
The entry represents the latest intellectual property play by Mastercard that invokes blockchain, in a series of applications that goes back to 2014. Most recently, in August, the USPTO published an application related to cryptocurrency-based refunds.

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Nintendo Swings positive Thanks to Switch Console

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Japanese video game giant Nintendo returned to the black for the quarter ended in June thanks to the success of its new Switch console.

Nintendo recorded an operating profit of $144.95 million (5.13 billion yen) for its fiscal first quarter, compared with a year-ago loss of 24.5 billion yen. Revenue jumped 150 percent to $1.37 billion (154.07 billion yen), the company said Wednesday.

The Kyoto-based company sold 1.97 million Switch consoles in the quarter, taking its total sales to 4.7 million units. Nintendo has been unable to keep up with demand for the hybrid home-portable console, and stores in Japan have been operating lotteries for customers to get the chance to purchase one.

The success of the console, along with that of mobile game Pokemon Go, have helped push Nintendo’s stock price up 60 percent over the last year. Its market value exceeded that of Sony Corp. last month. However, Sony stock has also been on a tear — the company has more recently pushed its market capitalization to around $51 billion, compared with $45 billion for Nintendo.

Read more: Nintendo Sets Price for Switch Game Console, Stock Dips

Nintendo is forecasting sales of 10 million Switch consoles for the full fiscal year to March 2018 and operating profit of 65 billion yen ($580 million at current rates).

The company was late to move into mobile gaming, but revenue from titles including Super Mario Run, along with IP licensing, rose 450 percent to $80 million (9 billion yen) for the latest quarter.

Nintendo’s stock closed up 1.3 percent at 35,770 yen ($320) in Tokyo before the earnings announcement.

This article was originally published by The Hollywood Reporter.

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