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CME Group to Expand Bitcoin and Ether Options Expiries

May 22, 2023

CME Group, the world's leading derivatives marketplace, has announced the expansion of its cryptocurrency options, including Bitcoin and Ether, starting May 22. These new contracts will offer daily expiries from Monday to Friday, providing market participants with increased precision and flexibility in managing short-term price risk. Notably, Paul Eisma, Head of Options Trading at XBTO, highlights the significance of these additions, stating that they allow institutional market makers like XBTO to deliver precise liquidity to participants of all sizes, covering every business day of the week. CME Group's Bitcoin and Ether futures and options have experienced growing demand, with record trading volumes and open interest, reflecting the need for reliable and regulated cryptocurrency risk management tools.

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