Dec 20 (Reuters) - The online brokerage firm E*Trade
Financial Corp will allow customers to trade bitcoin
futures from Cboe Global Markets Inc, the company said
on its website Wednesday, joining its rivals in opening the door
for more mainstream adoption of the cryptocurrency.
Cboe's bitcoin futures contract trades under the
ticker symbol 'XBT'.
The launch of futures by Chicago-based exchange Cboe and its
rival CME Group Inc a week earlier, had been hailed by
many as the moment that bitcoin reached the investment
Cboe and CME were given approval from the Commodity Futures
Trading Commission to list bitcoin futures on Dec. 1, paving the
way for the companies to become the first traditional
U.S.-regulated exchanges where bitcoin-related financial
contracts can trade.
(Reporting by Sonam Rai in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)
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