Waiting for growth? The volume of futures trading on the Bitcoin grew by 41 percent in three months

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Waiting for growth? The volume of futures trading on the Bitcoin grew by 41 percent in three months

In the third quarter of 2018, the average daily trading volume in futures of Bitcoin has increased by 41 percent. Likely, the contracts for first cryptocurrency will become a new factor for the growth of the coin, according to a study of the Chicago stock exchange Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME). The report notes that growth registered in comparison with the second quarter of 2018. On the chart from the CME shows that the average amount of contracts during the second quarter was $ 3577 while the third rose to 5053. Compared with the first quarter figures of July-September increased by 170 percent.

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At the same time representatives of the trading platform note that the dynamics of growth decreases. The main interest in futures on the Bitcoin show Asian investors, which make 21 percent of the total number of transactions. While the foreign investors make up about 40 percent of futures trading, said managing Director of CME Group and the head of the exchange's joint products and alternative investments Tim McCourt.

CME is one of the world's largest exchanges involved in futures trading for Bitcoin. Trading platform started trading contracts on the first cryptocurrency 17 Dec 2017. It happened 7 days after CBOE.

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Previously, the Chicago Board options exchange (CBOE) announced its intention to open trades futures contracts on the Ethereum until the end of 2018. Then the company got permission to trade a contract from the Commission on futures trading in commodities (CFTC).

Interestingly, the volume of futures trading on Bitcoin are increasing every quarter. This means that the stock market comes more and more investors willing to invest in Bitcoin directly, but through contracts. Let's hope that the same results achieved futures Ethereum and Litecoin, trading which can start already in the near future.

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