CME becomes second-largest Bitcoin futures exchange as open interest surges

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), a regulated Bitcoin (BTC) Futures exchange, now stands just behind Binance in terms of notional open interest (OI) to rank second in the list of BTC futures exchanges.

CME’s OI hit $3.58 billion earlier on Oct. 30, pushing the regulated derivatives exchange platform to jump two positions from the last week. CME overtook Bybit and OKX with $2.6 billion and $1.78 billion in OI, respectively, and is just a few million away from Binance’s OI of $3.9 billion.

Bitcoin Futures Exchange rankings by Open Interest. Source: Coinglass

The standard Bitcoin futures contract offered by CME is valued at five BTC, whilst the micro contract is worth a tenth of a…

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