Now Available: Bitcoin Futures

Bitcoin futures (BTC) are live at CME. Now you can hedge Bitcoin exposure or harness its performance with a futures product developed by the leading and largest derivatives marketplace: CME Group, where the world comes to manage risk.

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Bitcoin Futures Q1 Trading Highlights

2019 is off to a strong start for CME Bitcoin Futures (BTC), which surged to a record high on February 19, with 18,338 contracts or 91,690 equivalent bitcoin ($360MM) traded. 

As of February 28, ADV reached 4,784 contracts, equal to ~$90M notional or nearly 24,000 equivalent bitcoins. Average daily OI exceeds 4,000, +19% compared with Q4 2018.

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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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