ICE delays bitcoin futures launch citing CFTC ‘process’

New bitcoin futures engineered by Bakkt, a cryptocurrency firm set up by Intercontinental Exchange, will be delayed, according to a market notice released by ICE on New Year’s Eve.

  • By Costas Mourselas
  • 02 Jan 2019

The launch of the physically settled contract has been “amended pursuant to the CFTC’s [Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s] process and timeline”, according to an ICE market notice. The contract was due to be launched on January 24.

ICE declined to comment on when the contract was expected to launch. ...

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