Miami International Holdings, Lukka Form Pact in Plan to Launch Crypto Derivatives

The companies seek to launch cash-settled bitcoin and ether futures and options, pending regulatory approval.

AccessTimeIconJun 8, 2022 at 5:17 p.m. UTC
Updated May 11, 2023 at 6:46 p.m. UTC

Miami International Holdings (MIH), owner of the Miami International Securities Exchange, entered a pact with blockchain data firm Lukka to launch crypto derivatives.

  • The deal gives MIH a multiyear license to use Lukka data for its crypto derivative products. The initial suite – including cash-settled bitcoin (BTC) and ether (ETH) futures and options – is expected to be listed on the MIH-owned Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX) via CME's Globex trading platform.
  • Subsequent products – naturally subject to regulatory approval – will include Bitcoin Volatility (BitVol) and Ether Volatility (EthVol) futures and options, said the company.
  • "Our strategic alliance with Lukka allows us to leverage its institutional-grade crypto data to develop proprietary products in the U.S. and international regulatory frameworks that meet the emerging needs of the crypto-asset ecosystem," Thomas Gallagher, CEO of MIH said.


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