Micro Bitcoin futures

Micro-sized bitcoin, major possibilities

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Tap into the precision of a smaller-sized contract

At 1/10 the size of one bitcoin, Micro Bitcoin futures (MBT) provide an efficient, cost-effective new way to fine-tune bitcoin exposure and enhance your trading strategies. Enjoy the features of Bitcoin futures (BTC) in a smaller size that enables traders of all sizes to manage bitcoin price risk.

Key benefits

Trade a smaller-sized contract

Get the same benefits as the larger contract at 1/50 of the contract size, settled to the regulated CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR).

Price discovery and transparency

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

Precisely scale bitcoin exposure

Add more granularity to your trading and risk-management strategies by using Micro Bitcoin futures to fine-tune your exposure.

Capital efficiency in crypto-trading

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

Webinar: Getting Started with Micro Bitcoin Futures

In this recorded webinar, Craig Bewick, Senior Director of Client Development and Sales, discusses the fundamentals behind the new contract, explores the evolution of crypto derivatives, and examines the price action in the market. Watch the webinar to learn how to get started with this smaller-sized contract.


Last Trading Activity

Clearing Globex Floor ClearPort Product Name Exchange Product Group Subgroup Category Subcategory Cleared As Volume Open Interest
MET MET - MET Micro Ether Futures CME Cryptocurrencies Ether - - Futures 10,042 44,826
MBT MBT - MBT Micro Bitcoin Futures CME Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin - - Futures 6,706 19,856
BTC BTC - BTC Bitcoin Futures CME Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin - - Futures 5,395 12,481
ETH ETH - ETH Ether Futures CME Cryptocurrencies Ether - - Futures 4,761 4,570
BTC BTC - BTC Options on Bitcoin Futures CME Cryptocurrencies Bitcoin - - Options 89 3,437
Trade Date: 12 Aug 2022 | PRELIMINARY

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    0.10 bitcoin


    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.


    Outrights: $5 per bitcoin = $0.50 per contract

    Spreads: $1 per bitcoin = $0.10 per contract




    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.

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    Vendor Trading Codes

    Bloomberg Front Month BMR CURNCY
    CME Direct, CQG, Fidessa, FIS Global, ION, Itiviti, Refinitiv, TT, Vela MBT
    DTN @MBT

    Where can I trade Micro Bitcoin futures?

    Below is a list of brokers that offer Micro Bitcoin futures. View the expanded list here.

    Interactive Brokers

    Interactive Brokers Group affiliates provide automated trade execution and custody of securities, commodities and foreign exchange around the clock on over 135...

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    NinjaTrader provides award-winning trading software and brokerage services to active traders. Supporting 100,000+ users around the globe & 600+ professiona...

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    Tradovate combines brokerage and our proprietary trading technology into a single service and offers it through commission free membership plans...

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    TradeStation Group, Inc. is the parent company of online securities and futures brokerage firms and trading technology companies. It is headquartered in Planta...

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    TD Ameritrade

    TD Ameritrade offers clients a broad array of futures trading tools and resources—all for free (contract, exchange and regulatory fees will apply to futures t...

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    E*TRADE is a leading online financial services firm that specializes in a first-class experience for the digitally inclined investor and trader, backed by pers...

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