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Cboe bitcoin futures open for trading

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Cboe Global Markets’ new Cboe bitcoin futures (XBT) began trading exactly as planned at 5:00 pm CT on Sunday, 10 December, 2017, at the start of Global Trading Hours.

The opening price for XBT was USD15,000 and 890 contracts were traded by 7:15 pm CT.  Monday, 11 December, will be the first full day of trading. Cboe previously announced that all transaction fees will be waived throughout the month of December.
 
Over the last five years, the total value of all bitcoin outstanding (ie, “market capitalisation”) has grown from less than USD1 billion to over USD262 billion with daily notional turnover on 8 December, 2017 exceeding USD21 billion. The total value of all cryptocurrency tokens outstanding is now approximately USD423.7 billion.

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