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B3 approved to launch Bitcoin futures trading

TL;DR

  • B3, Brazil’s exchange operator, will launch bitcoin futures trading on April 17.
  • Each contract represents 10% of bitcoin’s price in Brazilian reais, settled financially.
  • Investors can hedge against bitcoin price swings or gain exposure to the asset.

B3 (B3SA3.SA) has obtained the regulatory license to launch bitcoin futures trading, which suggests the increasing acceptability of cryptocurrencies in mainstream finance. This is a new way for investors to interact with the growing digital asset market and a major step forward for Brazil’s financial markets.

The company known for providing exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and ETF-related receipts connected to cryptoassets, Bitcoin Futures on the Horizon B3, said that the official start date for bitcoin futures trading may vary. However, the company has stated that barring any unanticipated events, it will begin trading on April 17.

Key features of the Bitcoin futures

B3 will offer bitcoin futures contracts indexed to the Nasdaq Bitcoin Reference Price, giving investors a uniform pricing standard. 10% of the value of bitcoin will be represented by each contract in Brazilian reals, providing traders with an open and convenient way to participate in the cryptocurrency market.

Handling Investor Needs Felipe Goncalves, B3’s superintendent of swap rates and currency products stressed the importance of the debut of the futures in satisfying investor demand for risk management instruments in the cryptocurrency market. Goncalves said, “The launch meets the demand for a derivative that allows a hedge against bitcoin’s price fluctuations or a directional exposure to the asset.”

Settlement mechanism

In contrast to spot trading, which involves the purchase and sale of real bitcoins, B3’s futures contracts will have a financial settlement system. This implies that traders won’t need to receive actual bitcoin delivery; they will settle their bets in cash at contract expiration.

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Benson Mawira

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