Buy and Sell Bitcoin Futures based on your view of Bitcoin prices in a highly regulated marketplace. Transparent, Efficient Price Discovery with Deep Liquidity and Centralized Clearing.
Bitcoin futures gives traders exposure to Bitcoin price movements without actually holding any Bitcoins. It provides a safe and regulated way to buy, sell and trade bitcoin futures contracts in a centralized marketplace where traders can implement their own trading strategies.
Simply fund your account with one of our highly capitalized Clearing Firms.
Choose from our wide selection of trading platforms powered by low latency datafeeds.
Go long or short on Bitcoin with a single click with fast order execution.
All our clients’ funds are kept in segregated trust accounts separate from the funds of our clearing firms
A dedicated team with over a decade of futures trading experience to help you navigate the new Bitcoin Futures markets.
Optimus Futures is licensed and regulated by the NFA. No need to worry about offshore cryptocurrency exchanges
All trading and clearing of Bitcoin futures contracts will be regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
No need to worry about delivery when trading Bitcoin Futures since they are cash-settled
No need for a Cryptocurrency wallet that are prone to hacks. Just log in or open a live account in minutes
Bitcoin futures will be listed and cleared on CME under the ticker symbol “BCT” and will equal five bitcoins and on the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) under the ticker symbol "XBT" and will equal one bitcoin. See full contract specs below.
CME’s BTC contract will be priced off of the CME Bitcoin Reference Rate, an index that references pricing data from four major cryptocurrency exchange: Bitstamp, GDAX, itBit and Kraken.
Cboe’s XBT contract will be priced off of a single auction at 4 p.m. Eastern time (2100 GMT) on the final settlement date on the Gemini cryptocurrency exchange.
CME Maintenance Margin for the BTC Futures is 43%, where the Initial Margin for Hedger is 100% of the maintenance margin and the initial Margin for Speculator is 110% of that number.
Cboe has set the initial margin at 44% of the current daily settlement price.
Our FCM’s may require additional margins beyond the exchange minimum requirements.
In order to trade any futures contracts, you have to pay several transaction costs that make up the total commissions. Click Here to view the Pricing that applies to most retail traders and understand all the costs associated with trading Futures.
Click Here to view the full list of trading platforms that you can trade Bitcoin Futures on. Please note that you may need to contact us to enable your trading platform for bitcoin futures.
The minimum deposit to open an account for trading Bitcoin Futures is $50,000
Open an Account via Gain Capital, Wedbush or TradeStation to trade Bitcoin Futures with Optimus Futures.
|CME Group Bitcoin Futures||CFE Bitcoin Futures|
|Name||Bitcoin Futures||Cboe Bitcoin (USD) Futures|
|Contract Unit||5 Bitcoins||1 Bitcoin|
|Trading Hours||Sunday to Friday 6:00 p.m CST to 5:00 p.m. CST||Sunday: 5:00 p.m CST to Monday 3:15 p.m. CST|
|(60-minute break each day beginning at 5:00 p.m.)||Tuesday to Friday: 3:30 p.m. CST to 3:15 p.m. CST|
|VIEW ALL BTC CONTRACT SPECS||VIEW ALL XBT CONTRACT SPECS|
Want to Trade Bitcoin Futures but still have questions? Get in touch using the form below or feel free to call us directly at (800) 771-6748 and one of our client representatives will assist you.
Disclaimer: Virtual currencies including Bitcoins experience significant price volatility and fluctuations in the underlying virtual currency’s value. The time you place a trade for a virtual currency futures contract and the time you attempt to liquidate it will affect the value of your futures contract and the potential profit and losses related to it. Be very cautious and monitor any investments that you make. There is a substantial risk of loss in futures trading. Past performance is not indicative of future results.
Please be aware, however, that just because futures on virtual currencies, including Bitcoin, are traded on regulated futures exchanges does not mean that the underlying virtual currency markets are regulated in any manner. What occurs in a virtual currency’s underlying market will impact the price of a virtual currency’s futures contract.
The Cboe Futures Exchange LLC (CFE) and CME Group, Inc. (CME) have launched trading in Bitcoin futures. The CFE futures contracts are cash-settled contracts based on the Gemini’s auction price for Bitcoin, denominated in U.S. dollars. The CME’s futures contracts are cash-settled contracts based on the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR) and the CME CF Bitcoin Real Time Index (BRTI). The specifications for each Bitcoin futures contract, including margin requirements and price fluctuation limits, can be found on the CFE and CME websites.
Optimus Futures, LLC and/or our Clearing FCMs reserves the right to impose more restrictive limits that may, at our FCM’s discretion, be revised from time to time. Optimus Futures, LLC and/or our Clearing FCMs also has the contractual right to liquidate all or any part of your position(s) through any means available, without prior notice to you. The regular risks associated with trading commodity futures contracts also apply to the trading of Bitcoin futures. These risks can be viewed at the following link:
Customers choosing to trade Bitcoin futures should consider additional significant risks including, but not limited to: (a) Bitcoin futures contracts have not previously traded on a U.S.-regulated futures exchange and as such, there is no futures trading history in this product; (b) The price of the underlying Bitcoin and the indexes on which the futures contracts are based are highly volatile and unpredictable based on many factors; (c) Since a limited number of futures commissions merchants may offer trading in the Bitcoin futures contracts, there might be limited volume that might impact market efficiencies and price movements; and (d) The risk of loss can be substantial and could result in a customer losing more than the initial or maintenance margin requirement. As such, each customer should conduct his or her own due diligence prior to make a decision to trade in these products. See the link below from the National Futures Association for more information.
Additionally, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) has made available a Virtual Currency Resource Web Page designed to educate and inform the public about this topic and its risks. See the link below for further information from the CFTC.