CME and Cboe report of June BTC futures expiration

Cboe Futures Exchange is closing Bitcoin futures trading for June on June 13 as CME will close its June session on June 29
22 May 2018   2943

According to Cboe XBT Bitcoin Futures trading data, June futures contracts will expire on June 13. Under XBT/M8 trading symbol, trading in Cboe bitcoin futures on December 10, 2017. This granted transparency, efficient price discovery, deep liquidity and centralized clearing.

At the moment of publication, the trading parameters for XBT/M8 are as follows:

Last trade price 8254.50
Price change -140.50
Total number of traded contracts 1837

As for CME, Bitcoin Futures are traded under code BTCM18 for June 2018. The trade start trade was December 15, 2017 with final price settlement date set for July 5. The June contract will cease trading on June 29.

The trading data at the moment of publication for BTCM18 is as follows:

Last trade price 8570
Price change +140
Total number of traded contracts 553

SEC to Need More Info on BTC ETF

SEC is gathering more input from the public – to date, according to the agency, more than 1,400 comments have been submitted
21 September 2018   173

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced the beginning of a formal process for considering the application for the creation of bitcoin-ETF from the New York companies VanEck and SolidX. Nevertheless, the agency appealed to the community for more information. This is stated in the document published on the SEC website.

Institution of such proceedings is appropriate at this time in view of the legal and policy issues raised by the proposed rule change. Institution of proceedings does not indicate that the Commission has reached any conclusions with respect to any of the issues involved. Rather, as described below, the Commission seeks and encourages interested persons to provide comments on the proposed rule change.

The US Securities and Exchange Commission

At the moment, the SEC received about 1,400 comments.

According to the document, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) has signed an agreement on the exchange of data on bitcoin transactions, trading and the state of the market with the cryptocurrency trading platform with Gemini.

The agency asked commentators to clarify the position of Gemini in the digital currency market and assess the likelihood of increased volatility at this site in connection with possible trades of bitcoin-ETF.

So, before September 30, the department had to decide on whether to approve, deny or initiate the proceedings. The SEC chose the latter, which is likely to delay the process until the next year.