CME on Friday announced the launch of its bitcoin futures contract on December 18, available for trading on the CME Globex electronic trading platform. XBTSM futures are cash-settled contracts based on Gemini's auction price for bitcoin.
Chicago-based CBOE said trading will start on its CBOE Futures Exchange at 5 p.m Central Time on Sunday, the beginning of global trading hours, with December 11 being the first full day. "Given the unprecedented interest in bitcoin, it's vital we provide clients the trading tools to help them express their views and hedge their exposure", said CBOE Chief Executive Ed Tilly.
The fact that this price was achieved much before the end of the year and that the prices overshot this region to move beyond the $11,000 region during the month was a sample of how strong this bull run has been during the month of November. CBOE has already expressed its desire to list these products, and - just this week - The Wall Street Journal reported Nasdaq Inc. hopes to list bitcoin futures on one of its USA exchanges during the first half of 2018.
According to the official release, CME Group has self-certified the initial listing of its Bitcoin futures contract, which will be listed on and subject to the rules of CME. It will also open up bitcoin trading to a larger group of investors and traders, who have been reluctant to purchase the virtual currency on the private exchanges.
The announcement from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) that it will allow the futures to be traded was seen as a watershed moment for the currency.
Skywatchers: See full supermoon on December 3
In November 2016, the moon reached a distance closest to the Earth than ever seen since 1948, producing a supersized supermoon. But for those who can't wake up that early, the moon will still look bigger - and brighter - throughout the night.
Matt Luke was named the permanent head coach on Sunday after serving on an interim basis throughout the 2017 season. The NCAA largely accepted those penalties, but the big addition was the extra year of postseason ineligibility.
The majority of PhD students work for the university in exchange for a wage of roughly US$20,000 and a waivered tuition charge. The provincial government has announced its tuition freeze for post-secondary students has been extended for another year.
Kimrey removed the girl's body from the place where she died and knew her death was not natural, according to arrest warrants. Woods lives with her mother and her mother's live-in boyfriend on Dawson Cabin Road in Jacksonville, North Carolina.
This version of Sabrina the Teenage Witch won't have much in common with the previous television incarnation of the character. No word on when the show will arrive on Netflix, but filming is expected to begin in February 2018.
The Hwasong-15 is believed to have reached the highest altitude ever recorded by a North Korean missile. With every missile launch or nuclear test, Kim has improved his country's capabilities, McMaster said.
At least four trains connecting Thiruvananthapuram/Kollam and Nagercoil/Kanyakumari were cancelled and others rescheduled. The advisory highlighted dangers in using the forest route to the hill shrine and resting under trees.
Officers initially had responded to a 911 call when two individuals stabbed each other at the lounge in Queens at around 4:30 a.m. Police are searching for the driver, who they say had his hair in a ponytail.
The expansion, with $235 investment from India, has boosted the port's capacity from 2.5 million to 8.5 million tons a year. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday inaugurated the first phase of Chabahar port , located on southern Iran .
I would not have the opportunity to be in this position without a lot of great people who have helped me throughout my career. The press conference will be streamed live via the AAC's Facebook and Youtube Channels starting at 2:30 CST.
Saudi Arabia 'intercepts another Houthi missile'
The country has since fallen into chaos and Mr Saleh later joined the Houthis to drive Mr Hadi out of the capital in 2014. The United Nations envoy to Yemen, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, and the ICRC urged the parties to avoid targeting civilians.
Aaron Boone to be named next manager of Yankees
Boone had a rather pedestrian career as a player but the highlight of his career came as a member of the Yankees. Boone said he had interviewed for front office and coaching roles in recent years, but never for a manager's job.
Crimes in India in 2016 increased 2.6 per cent: NCRB
Around 4,882 cases of rape were reported in the state in 2016, followed by UP with 4,816 cases and Maharashtra with 4,189 cases. However, when overall crime, including those under SLL, was taken into account, UP shot towards the top of the list.
On SCO summit sidelines, CEO refuses to meet Pakistan PM
The regional pact was established in 2001 and comprises of Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The retreat would be followed by a plenary session of the CHG, where Abbasi would deliver a speech.