CME Group to Launch Bitcoin Futures on December 18
By: CME Group
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.