CME Group, a number one derivatives market, at the moment introduced its plans to increase additional its cryptocurrency derivatives offering with the introduction of Bitcoin and Ether futures denominated in EUR on Monday, August twenty ninth, pending regulatory evaluation.
Designed to match their U.S. dollar-denominated counterparts, Bitcoin Euro and Ether Euro futures contracts will probably be sized at 5 bitcoin and 50 ether per contract.
The brand new contracts are cash-settled, based mostly on the CME CF Bitcoin-Euro Reference Charge and CME CF Ether-Euro Reference Charge, which function once-a-day measures of the EUR-denominated worth of BTC and ETH.
“Euro-denominated cryptocurrencies are the second highest traded fiat behind the U.S. greenback. 12 months-to-date, the EMEA area represents 28% of complete Bitcoin and Ether futures contracts traded, up greater than 5% versus 2021.”
– Tim McCourt, Global Head of Equity and FX Products, CME Group
In Q2, CME Group’s cryptocurrency phase noticed a document common every day open curiosity of 106.2K contracts. It was the second highest quarter ever in common every day quantity (57.4K contracts) throughout crypto merchandise. Likewise, Ether futures reached a document common every day quantity (6.6K contracts) in Q2, up 27% versus Q1.