Micro Bitcoin futures

Micro-sized bitcoin, major possibilities

Coming May 3*

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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 slice that enables traders of all sizes to manage bitcoin price risk.

*Subject to regulatory review.

Key benefits

Trade a slice of Bitcoin futures

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.

Learn about Micro Bitcoin futures

Watch our video series to understand the basics of Micro Bitcoin futures, the fundamentals behind the contract, and different ways to use it.

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    Contract Specifications*


    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




    Six consecutive monthly contracts inclusive of the nearest two December contracts.

    *Subject to regulatory review

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