CME to Begin Trading Bitcoin Futures December 18

Derivatives marketplace operator CME Group will launch a bitcoin futures product on December 18, ending speculation as to when the much-anticipated offering would be available on the U.S. markets.

In a press announcement, CME said it has self-certified the initial listing of the product and that it has received approval from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to do so. The reveal comes just weeks after CME indicated via its website that it would launch the product on December 11, before retracting the remarks.

Terry Duffy, CME Group chairman and CEO said: […]

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