According to unconfirmed information, the Commission on trade commodity futures (CFTC) can make a positive decision on the application, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) trades on BTC-futures next week. This is with reference to anonymous source familiar with the situation, writes The Block.
The interlocutor of the edition reported that, if the CFTC will allow trading bitcoin futures Bakkt (cryptocurrency OU ICE), the exchange plans to start trading immediately, without waiting for the previously scheduled date. This Monday, ICE announced that futures on bitcoin will be available from December 12.
The source of The Block also said that the Chicago office trading DV Trading will also offer a product Bakkt. Informed about a possible trade bitcoin futures Bakkt said Goldman Sachs.
In addition Bakkt, bitcoin futures trading CME Group and Cboe Global Markets. Unlike product Bakkt, their contracts are not settled physically. According to Bloomberg News, demand for BTC futures CME and Cboe was lower than expected: the average daily turnover of both platforms in the third quarter of 2018 was only 9,000 contracts. Both companies started trading futures on bitcoin in December 2017.
The information provided by the source, not confirmed. The news is updated.