The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has granted Bitnomial – a cryptocurrency derivatives platform, a permit to operate an exchange for margined and deliverable digital asset futures and options. Information is provided in the press release of the company.
Offering regulated futures and options with physical delivery and leverage on Bitcoin, Bitnomial will enter a market among such players as CME, Cboe, Bakkt, ErisX and LedgerX.
“We are building the Bitcoin Product Complex, a suite of interrelated financial products, starting with quarterly Bitcoin futures, micro futures, and options. Additionally, our products initially trade on 37% margin and are settled on-chain instead of book entry,” said Bitnomial Founder and CEO, Luke Hoersten
Bitnomial was founded in 2015. Last year, the exchange held an initial public offering of $ 7.5 million.
At the end of March, the US CFTC unanimously approved the final guideline on determining the actual delivery of digital assets provided by a counterparty or trading platform.