Today, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME) and the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) self-certified new contracts for bitcoin futures products, and the Cantor Exchange (Cantor) self-certified a new contract for bitcoin binary options.
CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced that it has self-certified the initial listing of its Bitcoin futures contract to launch Monday, December 18, 2017.
CME removed a notice posted on its website that said that the Bitcoin Futures contract would become effective on 10-Dec, a Sunday, for trading on Dec. 11, according to Reuters. The notice was posted in error, CME spokeswoman Laurie Bischel said.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) issued an order approving a settlement resolving allegations that Simon Posen of New York violated the CFTC’s prohibition on spoofing by entering bids or offers with “the intent to cancel the bid or offer before execution.”