Cboe submits product certification for Bitcoin Futures

Cboe Global Markets, Inc. (Nasdaq: CBOE) just announced that Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) has filed a product certification with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to offer bitcoin futures trading. The product certification is subject to regulatory review.

Cboe has also released its trading volumes today and reported increasing usage of new Complex Order Options Functionality on its Cboe EDGX Options Exchange.

The impending launch date of Cboe bitcoin futures, which will trade on CFE under the ticker symbol ‘XBT,’ will be announced shortly.

XBTSM futures were made available for participant testing on November 13, 2017. Existing CFE Trading Privilege Holders (TPHs) can trade XBT futures via their existing connections. XBT futures market data will be made available over Cboe’s market data feeds.

The CFTC has also made a statement on self-certification of Bitcoin products by CME (NASDAQ:CME) , CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) and Cantor Exchange earlier today.

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