CME Group, the world’s biggest futures exchange, has denied the information that that the launch date of bitcoin futures is scheduled for 11 December. Previously that date was announced by media.
CME Group doesn't announce the exact date of the launch of bitcoin futures trading, but states that it will happen, if there is no delays from the regulator.
“it intends to launch bitcoin futures in the fourth quarter of 2017, pending all relevant regulatory review periods”, announced CME representatives.
The mistake with the date in the original posting was due to an error with the website, according to CME Group representatives. However, the rumours about the launch of bitcoin futures on December 11th started to spread after Terrence Duffy, CME Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), stated the launch can happen already this year. Moreover, Duffy indicated the second week of December.