CME Group Partners With Crypto Facilities Enlisting Ether In Real-Time Dollar

Chicago Mercantile Exchange & Chicago Board of Trade (CME Group Inc) declares collaboration with Crypto Facilities to enlist the ether price on a real-time dollar basis. In determining the CME reference rate, information from major cryptocurrency exchanges Bitstamp and Kraken will be utilized to this effect. This could possibly lead to US futures and could be a hint of things to come for the second most popular crypto in the world.

CME reaches a deal associated with Ether-Dollar Reference Rate

According to the Chicago Merc’s website pithily stated “CME Group’s experience and knowledge in bringing the Bitcoin Reference Rate and Real-Time Index to market has enabled us to launch an Ether-Dollar Reference Rate and Real-Time Index […] and the CME CF Ether-Dollar rates will provide a standardized reference rate and spot price index to bring confidence to any trading strategy. Major cryptocurrency exchanges Bitstamp and Kraken provide the pricing data to bring our dependable rate to the market,” as reported by

Last year in the final quarter, as a result of fanfare and hype, CME and Cboe formed pioneer astonishing crypto futures. Mixed feelings have been centered around the experiment involving operating bitcoin core (BTC) in more mainstream financial contexts. Some Critics are of the opinion that due to allowing speculators to short BTC, futures were a significant drag on digital asset.

Tim McCourt of CME indicated that “The Ether Reference Rate and Real-Time Index are designed to meet the evolving needs of this marketplace. Providing price transparency and a credible price reference source is a key development for users of Ethereum,” as reported by

Institutional investor’s targeted

CME is a well-known player and in the league of the most trusted derivatives market makers across the globe. Crypto Facilities Ltd is regarded as a crypto trading platform. Both firms have jointly come together to provide the CME CF Ether-Dollar Reference Rate (Ether Reference Rate) and Ether Real-Time Index.

Furthermore, as principle references, Crypto facilities will depend upon Kraken and Bitstap order books. It is expected to include something resembling a daily benchmark in real-time US fiat. On May 14, the rollout is hopeful by Crypto facilities and CME Group respective websites, however official CME data platform distribution would not start until June 4th of this current year.

Timo Schlaefer of London-based Crypto facilities stated that “Ether, the second largest cryptocurrency, experienced incredible adoption and growth in 2017, evolving into the leading blockchain for smart contracts. We are excited to be contributing to the strong community that has developed around the Ethereum network by providing a reliable reference rate and real-time Ether-Dollar price,” as indicated by

In an effort to make ethereum futures contracts, Crypto facilities detailed its other partnership with Chicago-based Akuna Capital and London-based market maker B2C2. Ethereum futures can be brought to liquidity hopefully by the triumvirate, which is targeted at institutional investors. According to, certain futures would permit “long and short positions without dirtying hands (having to hold the actual coin).

Toby Allen of Akuna emphasizes that his firm is finding ways to fill a gap in the market through this much-needed product. Moreover, adding more future product utilizes crypto traders to partake in both long and short positions in ETH, according to




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