CME Group, a number one derivatives market, right now introduced its plans to launch choices on Micro Bitcoin and Micro Ether futures on March twenty eighth. The brand new Micro Bitcoin and Micro Ether choices contracts shall be one-tenth of their respective underlying tokens in measurement and can supply extra methods to handle publicity to the highest two cryptocurrencies by market capitalization.
These contracts will complement CME’s present Bitcoin options contracts, sized at 5 (5) bitcoin. Moreover, they are going to enable shoppers to specific lengthy or short-term views with a selection of month-to-month in addition to Monday, Wednesday, and Friday weekly choices expiries.
“At lower than a yr outdated, practically 5.2 million mixed Micro Bitcoin and Micro Ether futures contracts have modified fingers. Constructing on the energy and liquidity of the underlying contracts, our micro-sized choices will allow merchants of all sizes to effectively hedge market-moving occasions with larger precision and adaptability or fine-tune their cryptocurrency market publicity.”
– Tim McCourt, Global Head of Equity and FX Products, CME Group