"CBOE's is the first to be traded on a major regulated exchange in the U.S., and it's set to be followed next week by CME Group, which has announced that it will launch its own products on Dec. 18".
The start of trading is a first in the history of trading as unlike commodities, bitcoins aren't physical assets and unlike traditional currencies there is no central bank that backs the currency.
Bitcoin has seen good results from the activity in the Chicago exchange.
Paul Donovan, the Global Chief Economist of UBS Wealth Management, put it simply: "UBS believes cryptocurrencies are a bubble... ignoring a bubble is the best course of action".
Three more fund managers are proposing bitcoin funds that would use futures to gain access to the market instead of investing directly in them, filings showed on Monday.
Despite the increasing interest in the cryptocurrency market following the approval from the CFTC, the Futures Industry Association (FIA) has sent a letter to the CFTC criticising the move, arguing that not enough attention has been paid to the risks involved. They triggered not one but two trading halts as it marched to overnight gains of more than 25% on the CBOE. That opening was marked by a near-simultaneous spike in the price of bitcoin and loss of connectivity on the exchange operator's website. "As most investors have bought bitcoin at much lower prices, the relevant losses would arguably be smaller".
A futures contract is a financial product that allows investors to bet on whether the currency's price will rise or fall.
So far, bitcoin is a hit on Wall Street. Although businesses as a whole are slow to adopt Bitcoin, they are beginning to understand that - to quote Bob Dylan - the times, they are a-changin'. Both circuit breakers in the futures contract were triggered during the extended hours trading session in Asian and early European hours.
The price of a bitcoin has soared since beginning the year below $1,000, hitting a peak of more than $16,858 Dec. 7 on the bitcoin exchange Coindesk.
Down under, the ASX 200 tacked on 0.29 percent to 5,995 at midday.
2,812 contracts have traded for the January settlement date as of press time, 14 for February, and 50 for March. One in European law from University of Trento and the second master's degree in Intellectual Property law from Suffolk University. Since ETNs are a type of debt security, investors will have to watch out for the credit worthiness of the issuing bank.
Bitcoin is stealing gold's thunder as the holiday season approaches.
According to the report, 1,000 people own roughly 40% of the entire Bitcoin market. They are basically lines of computer code that are digitally signed each time they are traded.
IPhone X Beaten by Samsung, LG in Consumer Tests
That's because the annual Consumer Electronics Show ( CES ) in Las Vegas is right around the corner. A Samsung spokesperson dismissed the rumors saying, "It is unlikely", reports The Korea Herald .
Reports: Real Madrid make contact with Chelsea superstar
Antonio Conte urged Hazard to pen a new Blues contract after he put Newcastle to the sword with a double in Saturday's 3-1 win. Roma at least reaped two victories but each was by the odd goal . "A game against Bayern would be special, though".
Giants downed by Cowboys 30-10: Instant analysis
Spagnuolo won't be new to Collins. "There is definitely something about that fourth quarter, man", Rodgers-Cromartie said. His two interceptions both came with the Giants trailing and desperately trying to move the ball.
FBI chief Wray rejects Trump criticism
Multiple Democratic lawmakers also questioned Wray about a recent FBI report about so-called black identity extremists. Wray, however, repeatedly deflected questions about whether Trump's decision would put him in legal jeopardy.
Five Things to Know About Anti-Trump FBI Agent Peter Strzok
Phyllis Schlafly felt an incoming president should take control of all of the Executive Branch to ensure loyalty to his mandate. I know there are progressives who do excellent work in the bureaucracy, and I know there are also incompetent conservatives.
Conte: Chelsea Don't Fear Barcelona Or PSG
Yet the German still found a way to wax positive, claiming that his Anfield men weren't exactly an easy target. Atletico is unbeaten in the league and playing better on the road, where it has won five of eight games.
Cristiano Ronaldo: 'I'm the best player in history'
Bale, out with a calf injury, will miss Saturday's La Liga game with Sevilla but will fly to the United Arab Emirates. That is the view of team-mate and close friend Marcelo. "Thanks to my Real Madrid teammates", Ronaldo said, adding.
Gaza death toll rises to four after protests and airstrikes
On Saturday morning, Mahmoud al Masri, 30, and 54-year-old Maher Atallah were killed in clashes with Israeli security forces. The opposing claims lie at the heart of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and have often spilled over into deadly violence.