On the night of Monday, September 23, there was a full-scale launch of the trading of daily and monthly deliverable bitcoin futures on the Bakkt platform from Intercontinental Exchange Corporation (ICE). This platform announced on Twitter
“The first Bakkt bitcoin futures deal was concluded at 8:02 pm ET (at 3:03 Moscow time) at a price of $ 10,115,” a statement said on the platform’s official Twitter page.
An hour later, full-fledged trading in bitcoin futures began and full acceptance of deposits began.
At the time of preparation of the material, only a total of 17 BTC were sold under monthly futures contracts.
It is worth noting that the launch of this platform is one of the most important events for the market this year.
And although many media write that the launch of trading did not particularly affect the rate of the first cryptocurrency, it's too early to talk about it. The market will have a noticeable impact when the contracts begin to close and BTC is paid.
ICE and Bakkt CEOs Jeff Sprecher and Kelly Lofler also do not expect growth at the launch of the first trading in Bitcoin deliverable futures. The first deals will be made out of curiosity by brokers to understand and test how delivery mechanisms work.