CME Group chairman and CEO Terry Duffy has said that the derivatives exchange operator could list a planned bitcoin futures product as early as next month.
"I think sometime in the second week of December you'll see our contract out for listing," he told CNBC today, hinting that trading could begin as early as the second week of December.
Among Duffy's notable comments in the interview: insight into how CME would handle major fluctuations in the price. He suggested that CME could move to halt trading in the event of significant swings, and that existing rules would be called upon in the event of a catastrophic price decline.
"Listen, when someone says to me, 'the price is going to zero, what are you going to do?' I'm not going to let it go to zero," he explained, adding:
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A recording of Duffy's interview can be found below:
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