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Trade Micro Bitcoin Futures

1/10th the Size of One Bitcoin

Buy and Sell Micro Bitcoin Futures based on your view of Bitcoin prices in a highly regulated marketplace. Transparent, Efficient Price Discovery with Deep Liquidity and Centralized Clearing.

WHAT IS MICRO BITCOIN FUTURES?

At 1/10th the size of one Bitcoin, Micro Bitcoin futures gives traders a more cost-effective way to gain 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.

  • Go long or short to take advantage of the daily price swings
  • Gain exposure to bitcoin prices
  • Hedge existing bitcoin positions

Get Started

Open an Account

Simply fund your account with one of our highly capitalized Clearing Firms.

 

Select Your Platform

Choose from our wide selection of trading platforms powered by low latency datafeeds.

 

Trade Bitcoins

Go long or short on Bitcoin with a single click with fast order execution.

Safe & Secure

All our clients’ funds are kept in segregated accounts separate from the funds of our clearing firms

Qualified Support

A dedicated team with over a decade of futures trading experience to help you navigate the new Bitcoin Futures markets.

Fully Licensed Broker

Optimus Futures is an NFA member and registered with the CFTC. No need to worry about offshore cryptocurrency exchanges

Regulated Exchanges

All trading and clearing of Bitcoin futures contracts will be regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Cash-Settled

No need to worry about delivery when trading Bitcoin Futures since they are cash-settled

Hassle Free

No need for a Cryptocurrency wallet that are prone to hacks. Just log in or open a live account in minutes

Which exchange can I trade Micro Bitcoin futures on?

Micro Bitcoin futures is listed and cleared on the CME under the ticker symbol “BMT” and is 1/10th the Size of One Bitcoin. See full contract specs below.

How are Micro Bitcoin futures contracts priced?

CME’s BMT contract will be priced off the CME Bitcoin Reference Rate, an index that references pricing data from four major cryptocurrency exchange: Bitstamp, GDAX, itBit and Kraken.

What are the margin requirements for Micro Bitcoin futures?

Initial Margins are set at $2395.8 as of 05/03/21. We will update this page with Day Trading Margins when it is posted.

For current margin rates, please visit the CME’s page here.

What is the Total Cost of Trading Micro Bitcoin Futures?

Click Here to view the Pricing that applies to most retail traders and understand all the costs associated with trading Futures.

Which platforms will support Micro Bitcoin futures trading?

Click Here to view the full list of trading platforms where you can trade Micro Bitcoin Futures. Please note that you may need to contact us to enable your trading platform for bitcoin futures.

Which brokers offer Micro Bitcoin futures?

Open an Account via ADMIS, Gain Capital, Ironbeam, Wedbush or TradeStation to trade Micro Bitcoin Futures with Optimus Futures.

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Micro Bitcoin Futures Contract Specifications

CME Group Micro Bitcoin Futures
Name Micro Bitcoin Futures
Symbol MBT
Contract Size 0.10 Bitcoins
Trading Hours CME Globex: Sunday - Friday 6:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
  (5:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. CT) with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. CT)
MINIMUM PRICE FLUCTUATION Outrights: $5 per bitcoin = $0.50 per contract
  Spreads: $1 per bitcoin = $0.10 per contract
LISTING CYCLE Six consecutive monthly contracts inclusive of the nearest two December contracts.0
 
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Contact Us

Want to Trade Micro 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.

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 CME website.

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:

https://optimusfutures.com/RiskDisclosure.php

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.

https://www.nfa.futures.org/investors/investor-advisory.html

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.

http://www.cftc.gov/bitcoin/index.htm