CME’s Bitcoin Futures Hit New Records

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Ever since the Chicago Board Options Exchange (Cboe) announced it was ending its bitcoin futures products back in March, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group) has seen a huge influx of bitcoin derivatives volumes. During the second week of May, CME’s bitcoin futures touched a milestone when it surpassed 33,000 contracts ($1.3 billion notional value)…

Bitcoin Futures Daily Volume Grows 93%

Bitcoin Futures Daily Volume Grows 93%

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Bitcoin futures have experienced strong growth in the second quarter of 2018, with data released by CME Group demonstrating a 93% increase in average daily volume. Open interest in Bitcoin futures,— the number of Bitcoin futures contracts —has also exceeded 2,400, equating to a 58% increase over Q1 2018. Related:  DOJ Is Investigating Bitcoin Price Manipulation The…