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CME is just one among many institutions with plans to introduce bitcoin futures trading. For example, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) is expected to follow suit soon after CME and Nasdaq are reportedly considering the launch of a bitcoin futures trading platform for the second quarter of 2018.
Cboe has set the initial margin at 44% of the current daily settlement price. The XBT contract is now available for live trading through our platform.
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The ban applies to all accounts and precludes the firm’s roughly 17,000 advisers not only from pitching bitcoin-related investments but also from executing client requests to trade the Grayscale Investment Trust bitcoin fund, according to a person familiar with the matter. The ban extends an existing policy barring access to newly launched bitcoin futures.
Bitcoin futures and other derivatives would make it easier for more investors and speculators to trade the new asset class.
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The start of futures trading this week on the Cboe has been widely hailed as a turning point for bitcoin, giving it slightly more respectability but,more importantly, creating some regulation over a part of the market (futures) and improving transparency.
Bitcoin futures based on the Gemini auction prices are traded exclusively at Cboe Futures Exchange. The brokers below are confirmed to offer trading in XBT futures. Contact your brokerage firm to find out how to trade XBT futures at Cboe Futures Exchange.
Trading, which began at 6 . ET (5 . CT), was so intense that halts designed to cool volatility were triggered twice on the CBOE.
As a result, the amount of capital at risk if the cryptocurrency bubble bursts is probably going to grow exponentially. And the traditional financial system, which some predicted would be obliterated by Bitcoin, will become even further integrated into what was once considered a fringe curiosity.
And that expected flood of interest is, from what I hear, part of the reason that bitcoin’s price recently shot past $11,000 (which, considering it started the year at $1,000, is phenomenal).
For example, buying a 12-month oil futures contract for $60 means you (the contract holder) agree to buy oil at $60/barrel 12 months from now, regardless of what the price of oil is at that time. By agreeing to buy the oil you are “long” the contract, while the person who agrees to deliver the oil then is “short” the contract. Note that futures contracts can be sold at any time on an exchange that trades that particular contract, and the buyer of the contract would then inherit the obligation of the futures contract.
Both CME and CBOE will offer cash-settled contracts that will find investors buying exposure to different reference rates that will not require custody of the asset. CME will use a custom reference rate created with partner Crypto Facilities, while CBOE intends to use data from the New York-based cryptocurrency exchange Gemini.