The Chicago exchange has announced its highly-anticipated bitcoin options are now open for trading.
Bitcoin might become "digital gold," but first it needs to be used more in everyday business, said the Intercontinental Exchange's chief executive.
Open interest in bitcoin futures listed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) have doubled in the first few days of the year, as noted by data analytics firm Skew.
CME Group revealed the product specifications for its bitcoin options contracts on Wednesday, targeting a 2020 launch.
Bakkt plans to add options on its physically delivered bitcoin futures in December.