Cboe Global Markets’ Cboe bitcoin futures (XBT) traded a reported 4,127 contracts in their first day of trading. XBT futures debuted Sunday, 10 December, at 5:00 pm CT, the beginning of Global Trading Hours. The first trading session closed at 3:15 pm CT on 11 December.
The Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) daily settlement price for the front-month Jan Cboe Bitcoin (XBT) future for the December 11 session was USD18,545.
Some 20 trading firms actively participated in the December 11 session. Cboe previously announced that all transaction fees will be waived1 throughout the month of December.
Over the last five years, the total value of all bitcoin outstanding (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.