April 1, 2023

CME will launch Bitcoin options in January

CME will launch Bitcoin options in January

The derivatives exchange CME Group plans to launch options on its bitcoin futures on January 13, 2020.

Previously, the Chicago platform has already said that the basis for each contract will be futures for 5 MTC, which will be quoted at the current bitcoin exchange rate in dollars with a tick size of $ 25.

According to the management of the exchange, since the launchcryptocurrency futures, there is an increase in customer interest in options, as an additional tool for hedging and speculation. Therefore, two years later, CME decided to increase market liquidity and flexibility. risk management.

The exchange reports that in the current year, on average, traders daily concluded more than 6.5 thousand new contracts for 5 MTC each.

Recall that Bitcoin.com plans to discuss with CME Group the issue of launching bitcoin cache futures.