CryptoCompare and BitMEX Partner to Provide Institutional Investors Cryptocurrency Futures Data

CryptoCompare, a leading cryptocurrency market data provider, has recently partnered with derivatives exchange BitMEX to provide professional investors on the Refinitiv Eikon terminal with a real-time cryptocurrency futures dataset.

According to a press release shared with CryptoGlobe, the partnership will see BitMEX’s dataset delivered to Refinitiv, one of the largest financial market data providers, via CryptoCompare’s contributors conduit, and will be ultimately integrated into Refinitiv’s Eikon terminal.

BitMEX is notably a leading cryptocurrency futures trading platform, that achieved a new all-time high in trading volume earlier this year, registering $10 billion in a single day. The exchanges trading volume went up despite overall volume in the market dropping earlier this year.

Commenting on the new partnership, BitMEX’s CEO Arthur Hayes stated:

When it comes to investing, good decision-making depends on access to solid data insights.  We are pleased to deliver a new wealth of data on cryptocurrency futures for institutional investors that can contribute to their overall confidence throughout their decision-making process.

Per the press release, CryptoCompare has a long-standing partnership with Refinitiv, offering exchanges and information providers a “seamless way to contribute data to Refinitiv” that doesn’t involve time-consuming integration or other costly processes.

Charles Hayter, the CEO of CryptoCompare, noted the firm is looking forward to bringing a “real-time, high-quality dataset to professional investors on the Refinitiv Eikon terminal.” Hayter added the partnership will “increase transparency and confidence” in the cryptocurrency markets, which could in turn attract more institutional investors.

Roger Ver Shows Interest in Buying Satoshi Nakamoto's Original Bitcoin Website founder Roger Ver has shown interest in buying the website, which was originally registered by Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto and developer Martii Malmi.

As CryptoGlobe reported, on a GitHub post Cobra Bitcoin, the pseudonymous co-owner of, has announced he will be gradually reducing his involvement with the website and leave it “in trusted hands.”

In his original post Cobra noted he had some people in mind, but asked for individuals or organizations that could be a good fit to maintain the website, which is currently being used to onboard new users into the flagship cryptocurrency and ranks highly for the term “bitcoin” on search engines.

Cobra has been widely criticized in the cryptocurrency community proposing changes to Satoshi Nakamoto’s original Bitcoin whitepaper, and has seen mixed reactions to his announcement of reducing his involvement in the website. On Reddit, one user asked whether he would sell the website to Roger Ver.

Roger, taking advantage of the opportunity, responded via his MemoryDealers handle to say he has “cash in hand,” showing interest in acquiring the domain. Ver is well-known for running and campaign in favor of bigger blocks on the Bitcoin blockchain. In August 2017, he moved his support to Bitcoin Cash (BCH).

Speaking to CoinTelegraph, Ver noted he would “gladly buy” the website, but does not expect Cobra to sell it to him. He added he hasn’t made any efforts outside of that comment to buy the domain. As to who would be best suited to take over, he said:

Maybe a Bitcoin Foundation-like organization that is made up of the businesses building on crypto. The [Electronic Frontier Foundation] EFF might not be bad either. Anyone who supports free expression of ideas would be better than the current group.

When asked what he would use the domain for, he said it would be used to promote “peer-to-peer electronic cash systems.” Ver asserted, however, he hasn’t put much thought into it as he doesn’t expect to be given a chance to buy the website.

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