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CBOE Suspends Bitcoin Futures


The CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) has recently announced the suspension of Bitcoin futures contracts within the scope of its trading platform. According to the official statement made by the CFE, which is a CBOE branch, the top management is currently considering the fate of Bitcoin futures. In particular, XBT Bitcoin futures for March are canceled. 

 
It's interesting to note that Bitcoin has shown no reaction to the CBOE's decision. At least, the exchange rate didn't go red. However, in 2017, when CME Group announced Bitcoin futures for the first time, this information triggered a major price rally in the BTC market - a couple of percent in just 2 hours.
 
It's also interesting to note that Bitcoin futures have possessed huge potential for the entire market, mostly due to highly motivated and enthusiastic investors and a favorable cryptocurrency environment. Despite the fact that CME Group initiated BTC futures, the CBOE actually took the lead in the niche.
 
Here are the current XBT quotes, courtesy of FortFS. They will remain valid until expiration (please refer the Expiration column).

 

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