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## "The Future of Crypto Trading: Why Futures Will Reign Supreme, Even with a Bitcoin Spot ETF

Futures Will Remain the Premier Crypto Game, Even with the Arrival of a Bitcoin Spot ETF Introduction The impending approval of a Bitcoin spot ETF has garnered significant attention in the cryptocurrency market. However, despite the excitement surrounding this development, it is important to recognize that futures trading will continue to dominate the crypto landscape. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), a renowned platform for traditional finance investors, has been a pivotal player in the crypto futures market and is expected to maintain its supremacy even after the introduction of a Bitcoin spot ETF. This article explores the reasons behind the enduring dominance of futures trading and highlights the challenges faced by the spot ETF in gaining traction. The Decline of Bitcoin Liquidity One of the key factors contributing to the continued prominence of futures trading is the declining liquidity of Bitcoin. While a Bitcoin spot ETF may attract fresh money to the market, it cann

FTX Sends Funds to Binance: What Does This Mean for the Crypto Industry?

Collapsed crypto exchange FTX is making headlines once again as it sends funds to Binance, signaling what analysts believe to be the beginning of a sale to repay its creditors. Crypto analytics company Nansen recently highlighted on Twitter the movement of $8.6 million in Ethereum, Chainlink, Aave, and Maker from FTX and Alameda Research wallets, with the transfer being made to Binance in order to either sell the funds or prepare them for sale. This move is particularly interesting considering that Binance was FTX's biggest rival before the exchange went bankrupt. Although FTX has not yet responded to Decrypt's request for comment, it is worth noting that FTX, once a popular crypto brand, faced allegations of criminal mismanagement, leading to its downfall last November. The company's new management is currently in the process of returning the missing $9 billion in client money, which largely consists of digital coins and tokens like Ethereum and Chainlink.

FTX's new management, in an effort to recover from the collapse, recently began staking Solana tokens held in wallets. Staking involves locking up a cryptocurrency in order to earn interest. Meanwhile, FTX's former CEO and co-founder, Sam Bankman Fried, is currently on trial facing seven criminal charges related to the exchange's collapse. Bankman Fried, who was once in the company of the rich and powerful, has consistently denied any wrongdoing, but prosecutors argue that he criminally mismanaged the exchange and commingled funds. In an unexpected turn of events, Bankman Fried's own defense lawyers announced that he is expected to testify at his trial, which is taking place in a Manhattan court and is projected to last another three weeks.

This ongoing saga surrounding FTX and its former CEO raises important questions about the state of the crypto industry, the responsibility of crypto exchanges in safeguarding client funds, and the potential implications of criminal mismanagement. As the trial unfolds and more information comes to light, it will be interesting to see how FTX's reputation and the overall perception of the crypto market will be affected.


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