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The ETF proposals were based on bitcoin futures contract prices. Futures are currently offered by CBOE, pictured, and CME Group.

The SEC just rejected 9 bitcoin ETF applications, citing manipulation fears — but bitcoin is actually rising

Late on Wednesday, the SEC rejected an application for two products from ProShares, two from GraniteShares, and five other proposals from Direxion. It means the world is still waiting for its first fully regulated bitcoin ETF product.
Fundstrat's Tom Lee.

Bitcoin futures could be hurting bitcoin’s price

The Fundstrat cofounder Tom Lee said in his report that there was "significant volatility" in bitcoin's price around the expiration date of CME Group and Cboe futures contracts.

Exchange giant CME has approached $2.5 billion electronic trading firm NEX Group about an acquisition

CME Group, the Chicago-based derivatives trading giant, has approached UK trading technology firm NEX Group over a potential acquisition.

Here’s what bitcoin futures could mean for the price of bitcoin

Grey Dwyer, BitMEX head of business development, talks with Business Insider about how futures contracts are going to impact the bitcoin community.
Trader Paul Duffy signals a trade in the S&P futures pit at the CME group in Chicago, September 13, 2012.

There’s an argument brewing over the launch of bitcoin futures

The Futures Industry Association says clearinghouses are worried they will be most at risk to bitcoin's big price swings and weren't consulted on the launch.
A trader signals an offer in the corn options pit at the CME Group March 15, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.

‘Ominous signs’: A senior economist at an exchange about to launch bitcoin futures thinks a crash could be on the way

Fluctuating costs of transaction fees appear to play "a major role in determining price corrections," according to the CME Group.

Bitcoin posts another record high as JPMorgan touts its potential as ’emerging asset class’

JPMorgan says new bitcoin futures contracts could "elevate cryptocurrencies to an emerging asset class."

Bitcoin is gaining ground after futures trading gets approval from US regulators

The price of bitcoin is now more than $10,500 on Friday after futures contracts were given the green light by US regulators.
A trader pauses amidst the activity in the S&P 500 pit at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

We just got a glimpse of how bitcoin futures will work

CME Group, one of the largest exchange groups in the world, announced last week it will roll out a bitcoin futures contract in the fourth quarter.
CME CEO Terry Duffy

CME head says bitcoin futures will consider the coin’s wild volatility and attract young people

CME, the exchange group, is preparing to launch a bitcoin futures product by the second week of December.