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CBOE Halts Bitcoin Futures: Big Step Behind or A Leap Forward?


CBOE will no longer list Bitcoin Futures on its exchange after the current ones expire in June 2019. CBOE Global Markets was the first institutional platform to launch Bitcoin Futures in December 2017. CME Group Inc. is the other derivates marketplace that will continue to offer Bitcoin Futures contract.

Big Step Behind Or A Leap Forward?

In a chat with Melissa Lee with the CNBC, Brian Kelly, Tim Seymour, Guy Adami, and Steve Grasso noted that this has come as a positive piece of news contrary to popular belief. As Bitcoin Futures began when Bitcoin was at the top indicating retail and sellers demand of the product. The halting decision now could suggest a bottom.

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Bitcoin/USD chart (Q4 2017 – Q1 2019)

Moreover, with the development of custody platforms, pending ETF approvals, Fidelity and Bakkt Investment Platforms the need for Bitcoin Futures has diminished considerably. The CBOE also might look forward to replacing the futures contract with an actual Exchange Traded…



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2019-03-20 06:09:45

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