How to track Cboe XBT Bitcoin Futures trading data?

Cboe Futures Exchange will launch trading in Bitcoin futures at 5:00 p.m. Central Time on December 10 under the ticker symbol XBT
10 December 2017   4584

The countdown until the launch of Bitcoin Futures on Cboe Exchange has started. The futures will be launched on the exhange at 5:00 p.m. Central Time on December 10.

XBT bitcoin futures on cboeCBOE to launch Bitcoin Futures on December 10

CBOE Bitcoin Futures main features

  • Ticker symbol: XBT
  • XBT futures are based on the Gemini's auction price for Bitcoin, denominated in U.S. dollars
  • The contract multiplier for the XBT futures contract is 1 Bitcoin
  • Minimum price intervals: 10.00 points USD/XBT (equal to $10.00 per contract). The individual legs and net prices of spreads in XBT futures may be in increments of 0.01 points USD/XBT (equal to $0.01 per contract)
  • Trading in XBT futures will be halted for 2 minutes if during trading hours the best bid in the XBT futures contract closest to expiration is 10% or more above the daily settlement price of that contract on the prior day
  • After trading commences following such a halt, trading in XBT futures will be halted for 5 minutes if during trading hours the best bid in the XBT futures contract closest to expiration is 20% or more above the daily settlement price of that contract on the prior day
  • CFE will be waiving all of its transaction fees for XBT futures in December 2017
Type of Trading Hours Monday Tuesday - Friday
Extended 5:00 p.m. (Sunday) to 8:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m. (previous day) to 8:30 a.m.
Regular 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

The XBT Bitcoin Futures trading data can be tracked on the official website of Cboe Futures Exchange, but the information will appear with a 10 minutes delay.

What is more, the end of the year is marked by the arrival of Bitcoin futures contracts, and the information about other exchanges launching Bitcoin futures you can find here.

Crypto Billionaire to Lost 5.5k BTC Due to Fraud

Thai scammers convinced 22 yo Finnish crypto billionaire to invest in their 'investment' scheme
13 August 2018   270

The 22-year-old cryptocurrency millionaire lost more than 5,500 bitcoins after taking part in the investment scheme in Thailand. The case attracted public attention because of the possible participation of a Thai actor. This is reported by Bangkok Post.

A group of scammers in June 2017 persuaded Finnish businessman Aarni Otawa Saarimaa to invest in several Thai securities, a casino in Macau and a crypto currency called Dragon Coin.

Scammers claimed that Dragon Coin could be used in Macau casinos. In addition, they brought Saarimaa to this casino to demonstrate the legitimacy of their project. Saarimaa transferred 5 564 BTC to fraudsters.

In January, without receiving any income for his investments, Saarimaa filed a complaint with the Crime Suppression Division's (CSD), along with his local business partner, who believed that this investment scheme was fraudulent.

CSD began to investigate the case and stated that the group made no investment for Saarimaa, instead transferring all the bitcoins to Thai baht and placing these funds on seven bank accounts.

Although it is not clear when exactly the scammers sold the bitcoins, CSD announced that they raised about 800 million baht or about 24 million dollars.

Then followed a months-long investigation, according to which CSD began to suspect that the Thai film actor Jiratkisit "Boom" Jaravijit also took part in the fraudulent scheme - he was arrested last Wednesday.

In addition, the CSD stated that it suspects the actor's brother, Princess Jaravijit, as the "instigator" of this entire scheme. He left Thailand, traveling to South Korea, and then to the United States. According to the Bangkok Post, CSD is currently working with the US to track him down.