CME Group plans to launch euro-denominated Bitcoin and Ether futures

CME Group plans to launch euro-denominated Bitcoin and Ether futures


Major derivatives marketplace Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group aims to launch trading for Bitcoin euro and Ether euro futures contracts starting on Aug. 29.

In a Thursday announcement, CME Group said that subject to regulatory review, it plans to launch contracts for euro-denominated Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH) futures that will be sized at 5 BTC and 50 ETH per contract. Both contracts will be listed on CME, cash-settled, and based on the CME CF Bitcoin-Euro Reference Rate and CME CF Ether-Euro Reference Rate.

“Ongoing uncertainty in cryptocurrency markets, along with the robust growth and deep liquidity of our existing Bitcoin and Ether futures, is creating increased demand for risk management solutions by institutional investors outside the U.S.,” said CME Group global head of equity and FX products

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