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Eurex Launches First European Bitcoin Index Futures Contract for US Investors

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The US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved the trading of Eurex FTSE Bitcoin Index Futures for US-based investors, beginning 29 May 2023. This milestone marks Eurex’s efforts to provide secure and regulated access to cryptocurrencies, making it the first exchange in Europe to offer Bitcoin index futures. Trading began outside the US on 17 April 2023, and the contract was developed with FTSE Russell and Digital Asset Research.

The futures contracts trade in EUR and USD and are equivalent to one Bitcoin, with cash settlement upon expiry. Since the launch, over ten members have traded hundreds of contracts, with further participants preparing to join.

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