According to the information Bloomberg, the American stock exchange, Nasdaq intends to trade bitcoin futures in the first quarter of 2019. About this newspaper reported today, citing two independent sources familiar with the situation.

Nasdaq has decided to accelerate the release of a new product, despite the decline of quotations bitcoins more than 80% compared to last year’s peak. To this end, representatives of the exchange “worked on compliance with the main body for oversight of swaps — Commission on commodity futures trading United States — before you start trading contracts”.

In the Nasdaq refused to comment on the information; representatives of the Commission and VanEck requests Bloobmerg not answered.

Previously CEO Friedman Nasdaq adena (Adena Friedman) reported that the exchange was looking for a suitable way to diversify their offer; the Nasdaq is expected to start trading contracts for BTC by the middle of 2018. Bloobmerg writes that the Nasdaq futures are based on quoted prices of several spot exchanges, selected VanEck Associates Corp. CME Group Inc. focused only on four trading platforms, Cboe Global Markets Inc. one.

At the end of January 2019, the market will be bitcoin futures Bakkt — child platform Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). Insiders of the Nasdaq, did not name any specific dates, nor the readiness of the product. However, in exchange there is a hypothetical chance to get ahead Bakkt.