The World's Largest Futures Exchange CME Officially Launches Bitcoin Options Trading
[ChainDD report] January 14 (ChainDD) CMC, the world's largest futures exchange, announced on January 13th that bitcoin options trading will start from 15:00 UTC on Monday. This is in response to the growing interest in cryptocurrencies from the outside world and the customer demand for tools to manage Bitcoin risk.
ChainDD editor used to mentioned that CME has launched Bitcoin futures contracts since December 2017. On September 20, 2018, CME announced the plan to launch bitcoin option contracts in the first quarter of this year. According to CME introduction, the contract unit is 5 BTC, and minimum price fluctuation 25 US dollars, trading hours from 17:00 on Sunday to 16:00 on Friday.