Empowering how you manage ether exposure

Expand your choices for managing cryptocurrency risk with Ether futures and options developed by the leading, most diverse, and regulated derivatives marketplace. Ether futures and options provide efficient ways to manage your exposure to one of largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization and let you further optimize your trading strategies.

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Features and benefits

Efficient ether exposure

Easily express a view on or manage exposure to price risk of rapidly growing ether cryptocurrency.

Price discovery

Trade on a regulated exchange and enjoy the price discovery of transparent futures, where all participants see the same prices and quotes.

Robust underlying index

Settles to the regulated CME CF Ether-Dollar Reference Rate, with pricing data provided from major cryptocurrency exchanges.

Versatility of options

Enjoy expanded choice with the introduction of Ether options, a flexible alternative for managing price risk.

Enjoy anytime, anywhere trading access

Trade electronically nearly 24 hours a day from around the world on the CME Globex and CME ClearPort platforms.

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Ether Euro futures

Efficiently capture ether euro exposure with a new euro-denominated Ether futures contract, sized at 50 ether, matching its U.S.-denominated counterpart. 

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More flexibility to express your views

Enjoy greater precision and versatility in managing short-term exposure throughout the week with Monday through Friday weekly options on Ether futures.

  • Shorter-term contracts offer more flexibility to manage risk around market-moving economic events.
  • The new contracts complement the existing monthly and quarterly options on Ether futures.

Also available: Monday through Friday weekly options on Bitcoin futures and Tuesday and Thursday options on Micro Ether and Micro Bitcoin futures. 

Tuesday and Thursday options on Micro Ether futures

Expand the crypto strategies you can build throughout the week with Tuesday and Thursday expiries on Micro Ether futures.

  • Access more choices with smaller-sized weekly options designed to provide greater precision and flexibility to help you manage short-term cryptocurrency exposure and price risk.
  • These new contracts complement existing Monday, Wednesday, Friday weekly, monthly, and quarterly expirations.

Also available: Tuesday and Thursday options on Micro Bitcoin futures and Monday through Friday weekly options on Bitcoin and Ether futures.


Take self-guided courses on Ether futures and options products.

If you're new to futures, the courses below can help you quickly understand the Ether market and start trading.

Get better price transparency with the Ether Dollar Reference Rate

As the standardized, regulated reference rate that underlies Ether and Micro Ether futures, CME CF Ether-Dollar Reference Rate provides more transparency to the Cryptocurrency market.

More choices to manage cryptocurrency exposure

Micro Ether futures and options

Sized at 1/10 of one ether, Micro Ether futures provide a capital-efficient way to manage exposure to one of largest cryptocurrencies by market capitalization.

Bitcoin futures and options

The first cryptocurrency contract launched at CME Group, Bitcoin futures can help you easily trade a view of bitcoin.

Micro Bitcoin futures and options

Sized at 1/10 of one bitcoin, Micro Bitcoin futures offer an efficient, cost-effective new way to fine-tune bitcoin exposure and enhance your trading strategies.

Vendor trading codes

Find codes you can use to look up Ether futures on vendor trading platforms.

Bloomberg Front Month DCRA CURNCY
Refinitiv 1HTE
CME Direct, Fidessa, FIS Global, ION, Itiviti, TT, Vela ETH

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