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
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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.

BTC Volatility to Fall by 98% in a Year

Analyst believe that low volatility indicates a decline in speculative trading 
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Since January last year, the first cryptocurrency volatility has decreased by 98%. So, if on January 16, 2018, it was $ 3,468, then a year later - only $ 61, CoinDesk reports.

Note, the daily volatility over the past year decreased from 9.1% to 3.6%, although on December 16, 2018 was about 26%.

In absolute terms, the maximum daily volatility in the first quarter was $ 973, and in the following: $ 345, $ 245 and $ 195, respectively.

At the beginning of 2019, this figure also did not exceed $ 200, and on January 12 it reached a minimum value of $ 45.17.

Analyst stressed that low volatility indicates a decline in speculative trading and an approach to a sharp price movement.

In his opinion, Bitcoin will soon leave the range of $ 3,500- $ 3,700 in favor of the bears. At the moment, the first cryptocurrency is trading at around $ 3,590.