Bitcoin Futures (BTC) on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME)

Product Details

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) launched Bitcoin future contracts on the 17th December 2017. Launch was designed to facilitate investors appetite to hedge Bitcoin risk exposure within a regulated environment. The BTC futures contract has the following characteristics defined by the CME:

  • Product code: BTC
  • Unit contract size: 5 BTC
  • Price quotation: USD per BTC
  • The CME futures contract BTC is priced off the CME Bitcoin Reference Rate. This is an index that references pricing data from cryptocurrency exchanges, made up of Bitstamp, GDAX, itBit and Kraken
  • Exposure to Bitcoin without the need of a digital wallet
  • Trading Times: Sunday – Friday 6:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT) with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 5:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. CT)
  • For additional details please visit official site: https://www.cmegroup.com/trading/equity-index/us-index/bitcoin_contract_specifications.html

BTC Futures Price Chart on the CME

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Historical Bitcoin (BTC) Futures Expiry Settlement Price

BTC Futures Market Data

MonthCodeExpiryYearSettlement PriceExpiry Date
JanFBTCF1818 $10,925.37 26/01/2018
FebGBTCG1818 $10,319.43 23/02/2018
MarHBTCH1818 $  7,389.91 30/03/2018
AprJBTCJ1818 $  9,231.12 27/04/2018
MayKBTCK1818 $  7,493.94 25/05/2018
JunMBTCM1818 $  5,885.88 29/06/2018
JulNBTCN1818 $  7,855.26 27/07/2018
AugQBTCQ1818 $  6,925.56 31/08/2018
SeptUBTCU1818 $  6,647.80 28/09/2018
OctVBTCV1818 $  6,391.69 26/10/2018
NovXBTCX1818 $  3,953.0030/11/2018
DecZBTCZ1818 $  3,708.5628/12/2018
JanFBTCF1919 $  3,560.0025/01/2019
FebGBTCG1919 $  3,930.77 22/02/2019
MarHBTCH1919 $  4,079.36 23/03/2019
AprJBTCJ1919 $  5162.34 26/04/2019
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