CME Group to Launch Bitcoin Futures on December 18

CME Group will launch Bitcoin futures on Sunday, December 17, 2017, for first trade date December 18, to provide market participants with a new tool for managing bitcoin market risk and volatility.

Based on the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR), Bitcoin futures mark a natural evolution of the BRR, which has provided market participants a credible reference rate of the USD price of bitcoin for over a year.

The contract months for initial listing will be: Jan 2018, Feb 2018, Mar 2018, Jun 2018.

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