Bloomberg: Nasdaq Planning to Launch Bitcoin (BTC) Futures in Q1 2019

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Nasdaq (NDAQ), the second-largest stock exchange in the world by total capitalization, is reportedly planning to list Bitcoin (BTC) futures as early as the first quarter of 2019.

According to a recent report by Bloomberg that cites two individuals familiar with the matter, Nasdaq has been working to address the concerns of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) before launching the contracts.

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This news comes after¬†previous reports¬†in¬†the Abacus Journal, which cited a “trusted Nasdaq source” familiar with the matter, revealed that the financial giant is making a concerted effort to push forward the listings of several notable cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin and Ethereum (ETH), as early as 2019.

Additionally, we recently reported that Nasdaq is exploring a possible security token platform to support regulated initial coin offerings (ICOs).

If approved, Nasdaq’s Bitcoin futures product would join the already approved products managed by CME Group Inc. (CME) and Cboe Global Markets (CBOE).

More: Nasdaq Plans to Pursue Bitcoin Futures Despite Plunging Prices, Sources Say
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Disclaimer: This article’s author has cryptocurrency holdings that can be tracked here. This article is for informational purposes only and should not be taken as investment advice. Always conduct your own due diligence before making investments.

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