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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Due to client demand, we are providing BTC data in real-time until January 26, 2018. If you would like to license real-time data after that point, visit our Market Data section.


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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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Learn More about Bitcoin Pricing Products

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Resources

Introduction to Bitcoin

    Vendor Trading Codes

    Root Code

    BTC


    Trading Code

    BTCA Curncy

    Platform

    Bloomberg Front Month


    Trading Code

    BTCc1

    Platform

    Thomson Reuters Front Month


    Trading Code

    BTC

    Platform

    CME Direct, CQG, CTS, Fidessa, ION, Itiviti, Sungard, TT


    Trading Code

    @BTC

    Platform

    DTN / Blue Ocean, Morningstar


    Trading Code

    BTC/[y][m].CMG

    Platform

    Activ