Coming Soon: Bitcoin Futures

CME Group will launch Bitcoin futures, based on the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR), on December 18, 2017, building off of the success of the BRR and demand for a regulated trading venue for the digital asset market.

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Why Trade Futures  

Contract Specifications

Contract Unit

5 bitcoin, as defined by the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR)

Minimum Price Fluctuation

Outright: $5.00 per bitcoin = $25.00 per contract
Calendar Spread: $1.00 per bitcoin = $5.00 per contract

Trading Hours

CME Globex and CME ClearPort: 5:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT Sunday – Friday

Product Code

Outright: BTC

Listing Cycle

Nearest 2 months in the March Quarterly cycle (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec) plus the nearest 2 "serial" months not in the March Quarterly cycle.

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Pending regulatory review and certification
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Learn More about Bitcoin Pricing Products

BRR Historical Prices

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Introduction to Bitcoin

      • Bitcoin Futures FAQ
      • Bitcoin Futures FAQ Learn more about CME Bitcoin futures, including product details, when contracts will launch, and how to trade.
      • About the CME CF BRR and CME CF BRTI
      • About the CME CF BRR and CME CF BRTI Learn more about the new CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR) and CME CF Bitcoin Real Time Index (BRTI) from CME Group and Crypto Facilities Ltd.
      • BRR Methodology
      • BRR Methodology Learn more about the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate, including what it is and how it's calculated.

    Vendor Trading Codes

    Trading Code



    CME Direct, CQG, Fidessa, FIS Global (Sunguard), TT, Thomson Reuters: Composite