31 Oct '17, 1pm

CME To Launch Bitcoin Futures In Q4

Gold and silver are very difficult to actually physically trade. You have to store and move valuable physical materials around the globe in order to settle the trades. This is difficult, costly, and risky. Futures, on the other hand, can be bought and sold electronically at the touch of a button. And while futures contracts can theoretically be settled with physical metals, the exchange reserves the right to settle in cash which makes physical settlement a moot option. This is how the fiat markets control the pricing of the metals markets. BitCoin, on the other hand, is different than a physical commodity. BitCoin trades can be settled electronically, and virtually instantaneously, across the entire globe. So the futures market for BitCoin will not be able to manipulate the price of the underlying asset in the same way that the futures markets do for gold or silver. My fir...

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