BTSE and Brave New Coin Launch Institutional-Grade Index and Index Futures

Written by BTSE

October 29, 2019

Crypto Industry Grows With Index Futures

Brave New Coin (BNC), a leading provider of high-value cryptocurrency market data, and multi-currency futures exchange BTSE together launched the BNC-BTSE Composite Index (BBCX) that will track real-time market performance of BTC, ETH, and LTC. The BBCX product is one of the first in the industry to track a basket of crypto assets across a number of pricing sources at sub-second frequency.

Commenting on the launch of the index, Fran Strajnar, CEO and Founder of Brave New Coin, said: “As one of the first indexes in the world to track an array of crypto assets across a number of exchanges, this is not only a key milestone for BNC, as we continue to be a go-to source for real-time, accurate data but for the industry as a whole. Joining forces with BTSE, an industry leader to equip traders, investors, and analysts throughout the industry with the right tools to make informed and educated decisions, is another step forward to an advanced industry.”

The BBCX index will track the performance of a basket of large-cap cryptocurrencies by free-float market capitalization based on order book data sourced from five constituent exchanges; Bitstamp, Bitfinex, Kraken, Coinbase-Pro, and BTSE.

Free float market capitalization, expressed in USD, is used to determine the weights of each underlying asset. Asset weighting is set at the beginning of each quarter and will remain constant throughout the quarter. The asset weightings for the current quarter are: BTC, 60%; ETH, 33.25%; and LTC, 6.75%. The index is rebalanced on a quarterly basis so that it reflects the underlying assets’ market performance.

“BNC’s and BTSE’s index futures enable crypto traders to speculate on the direction of the market as a whole,” explains BTSE’s Chief Product Officer, Brian Wong, “They provide portfolio managers an effective tool to hedge out beta risk.”

Offering futures and spot trading as well as multiple fiat on- and off-ramps, BTSE is designed as a one-stop solution for traders at all levels to conveniently deposit, trade, convert, and withdraw crypto- and fiat currencies. BTSE utilizes a combination of proven technologies from the institutional trading landscape and cutting-edge Bitcoin technology to facilitate a maximally secure and efficient trading experience.

BTSE developed Futures 2.0, fully customizable futures contracts that allow traders to freely choose and combine their margin and settlement assets. This makes BTSE’s futures technology the most advanced on the market.

In addition to Brave New Coin’s comprehensive suite of market news, insights, and analysis is made available on Dow Jones’ Factiva, its indices and market data are also utilized by NASDAQ, Amazon Alexa, TPICAP, Refinitiv, as well as a number of other leading vendors.

The BBCX index is created and administered by Brave New Coin and co-branded by BTSE.


About Brave New Coin

Founded in 2014, Brave New Coin (BNC) is a leading data and research company focused on the Blockchain and Cryptographic Assets industry. Offering a stable of tools and resources including sector news, data, technical analysis and research, BNC’s mission is to deliver the most accurate, accessible, and comprehensive blockchain data solutions, in ways that anticipate and respond to the needs of an evolving market. For more information, visit


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