Nasdaq Undecided About Launching Own Bitcoin Futures, ‘Still Evaluating’ Feasibility

Nasdaq is still estimating whether “it is the right thing to” launch its own Bitcoin futures to compete with the futures products of Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), Bloomberg reports Wednesday, Jan. 24.

Nasdaq is currently looking for the ways to produce something “unique enough” to make it different from its competitors and attractive for users, said CEO Adena Friedman. The statement comes from an interview with Bloomberg TV at the World Economic Forum’sannual meeting in Davos.

“We have been working with the industry … to look at whether or not [launching our own futures product] is the right thing for us to do,” Friedman said, adding that Nasdaq is “still evaluating that.”

The CEO did not specify when the potential Nasdaq Bitcoin futures are expected to arrive…

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