Record Volume For Physically-Delivered Bakkt Bitcoin Futures
Intercontinental Exchange, a leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and provider of mortgage technology, data and listing services, today announced record trading volume for its BakktÂ® Bitcoin (USD) Physically Delivered Monthly Futures contracts.
â€śThis strong trading activity is another validation of the important role that our physically-delivered contracts play for price discovery in the bitcoin market,â€ť said Trabue Bland, President of ICE Futures U.S. â€śHaving a fully regulated futures market, supported by Bakktâ€™s institutional-grade custody, offers a more compelling opportunity for investors and others who want to take positions or manage risk in volatile bitcoin markets.â€ť
BakktÂ® Bitcoin Monthly Futures traded a record 15,955 contracts on September 15, 2020, 36% more than the previous record of 11,706 on July 28, 2020.
â€śSince we first launched Bakkt nearly a year ago, weâ€™ve remained committed to expanding trust in, and unlocking the value of, digital assets,â€ť said Adam White, President of Bakkt. â€śOur futures contracts were designed with institutional market participants in mind and weâ€™re pleased to see growth in terms of both volumes and the number of customers participating in this market.â€ť
BakktÂ® Bitcoin (USD) Physically Delivered Monthly Futures are listed on ICE Futures U.S. and offer market participants a cost-efficient tool to hedge or gain exposure to bitcoin.
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