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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Options on Bitcoin Futures Coming January 13, 2020

Based on growing interest in cryptocurrencies and strong demand for more tools to manage bitcoin exposure, CME Group will launch options on Bitcoin futures (BTC) on January 13, 2020:

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New Bitcoin futures listing cycle starting December 16

In response to client demand for longer-dated options, CME Group will be extending CME Bitcoin futures listing cycle to include 6 consecutive monthly contracts inclusive of the nearest two December contracts starting December 16, 2019.

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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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Introduction to Bitcoin

    Vendor Trading Codes

    Vendor Code Platform(s)
    Root Code: BTS

    BTCA Curncy

    Bloomberg Front Month


    Thomson Reuters Front Month


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


    DTN / Blue Ocean, Morningstar



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