Nasdaq Plans Bitcoin Futures for 2018, Will Track 50-Plus Reference Prices

The exchange group becomes third major operator to develop derivatives based on bitcoin.

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The contracts will trade through NFX, Nasdaq’s US commodities exchange, and will be cleared by the Options Clearing Corporation, and Nasdaq has been discussing the contracts with clients for around six weeks, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Nasdaq declined to comment on the development of the contracts, which was originally reported by the Wall Street Journal on November 30, which said that they would be launched in the first half of 2018. The source suggests to WatersTechnol

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