Bitcoin Futures at CME Group

Building from the success of the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BTC) and the demand for a regulated trading venue for the digital asset market, CME Group will launch Bitcoin futures on December 18, 2017.

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Contract Specifications

Contract Unit

5 bitcoin, as defined by the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BTC)

Minimum Price Fluctuation

Outright: $5.00 per bitcoin = $25.00 per contract
Calendar Spread: $1.00 per bitcoin = $5.00 per contract

Trading Hours

CME Globex and CME ClearPort: 5:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT Sunday – Friday

Product Code

Outright: BTC

Listing Cycle

Nearest 2 months in the March Quarterly cycle (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec) plus the nearest 2 "serial" months not in the March Quarterly cycle.

View Prices and Specifications

Pending regulatory review and certification
View Rulebook Details

Bitcoin Futures Calendar

Product Code First Trade
Last Trade
Jan 2018 BTCF8 18 Dec 2017
26 Jan 2018
Feb 2018 BTCG8 18 Dec 2017
23 Feb 2018
Mar 2018 BTCH8 18 Dec 2017
29 Mar 2018
Jun 2018 BTCM8 18 Dec 2017
29 Jun 2018