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How the CFTC oversees bitcoin futures

Jaclyn Jaeger | December 7, 2017

Three exchanges regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission this month self-certified new contracts for bitcoin futures products. Sequentially, the CFTC issued a statement on the self-certification of bitcoin products by these exchanges.

The three exchanges—known as designated contract markets (DCMs)—are the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE), and the Cantor Exchange. CFE said it plans to launch trading in Cboe bitcoin futures on Dec. 10 under the ticker symbol “XBT.” Its rival, CME Group announced it will launch on Dec. 18....

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