Defining ether risk management

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Empowering how you manage ether risk exposure

Expand your choices for managing cryptocurrency risk with new CME Ether futures developed by the leading, most diverse, and regulated derivatives marketplace, home to Bitcoin futures and options.

Key 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 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.

Capital efficiency in crypto-trading

Save on potential margin offsets with CME Bitcoin futures, plus add the efficiency of futures contracts.

Last Trading Activity

Clearing Globex Floor ClearPort Product Name Exchange Product Group Subgroup Category Subcategory Cleared As Volume Open Interest
BTC BTC - BTC Options on Bitcoin Futures CME Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin - - Options 89 3,437
ETH ETH - ETH Ether Futures CME Cryptocurrencies Ether - - Futures 4,761 4,566
BTC BTC - BTC Bitcoin Futures CME Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin - - Futures 5,395 12,477
MBT MBT - MBT Micro Bitcoin Futures CME Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin - - Futures 6,706 19,856
MET MET - MET Micro Ether Futures CME Cryptocurrencies Ether - - Futures 10,042 44,826
Trade Date: 12 Aug 2022 | FINAL

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    50 ether


    Outright: $0.50 per ether = $25.00 per contract

    BTIC: $0.05 per ether = $2.50 per contract 

    Calendar Spread: $0.05 per ether = $2.50 per contract


    CME Globex: Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET (5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT) with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. CT)

    CME ClearPort: 6:00 p.m. Sunday to 6:45 p.m. Friday ET (5:00 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. CT) with a 15-minute maintenance window between 6:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET (5:45 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. CT) Monday - Thursday.


    Outright: ETH


    Monthly contracts listed for 6 consecutive months, quarterly contracts (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec) listed for 4 additional quarters and a second Dec contract if only one is listed.



    Get answers to frequently asked questions about Ether futures.

    CME CF Ether-Dollar Pricing Indices

    Learn about the CME CF Ether-Dollar Reference Rate and Real-time Indices.

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    Trader's Edge: Introducing Ether futures

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    Webinar: Breaking down the rapid growth of crypto derivatives

    Watch our recent webinar, in partnership with Blockworks, as experts discussed the rising interest in crypto derivatives and participation among institutional investors.

    Webinar: Getting started with Ether futures

    Dave Lerman, director of education at CME Group, dives into the fundamentals behind Ether futures, the ether investor ecosystem, and more.

    Vendor Trading Codes

    Platform(s) Root Code: ETH
    Bloomberg Front Month DCRA CURNCY
    Refinitiv  1HTE
    CME Direct, Fidessa, FIS Global, ION, Itiviti, TT, Vela ETH

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