As crypto trade and interest grows around the world, Europe advances new investment tools to bring digital assets closer to traditional markets. Starting in September, Eurex (the largest derivatives market in the region) will see the entry of futures in bitcoin (BTC).
The financial protagonist of Europe’s new step in the crypto ecosystem is ETC Group, which through a press release launched its Bitcoin ETN Futures, which will come into effect on Monday, September 13. It is the same company that operates BTCetc Physical Bitcoin (BTCE), the world’s first publicly traded BTC product (ETP).
“Given the growing institutional demand for safe exposure to Bitcoin, we are delighted to begin listing these future Bitcoin ETNs on our Eurex regulated trading and clearing infrastructure,” said Randolf Roth, Eurex Executive Board Member in recent days. .
As explained by the official, the entry of these tools will open the market doors to a greater number of investors. “This new future will be treated the same as any other derivative contract in terms of centralized clearing, clearing and risk management,” added Roth.
In this way, European markets try to accompany the growth of the crypto ecosystem, which is increasingly attracting the attention of retail and institutional investors. In addition, it represents a sign of innovation in European platforms, mainly in contrast to the American ones. To this day, several North American financial institutions are still awaiting authorization from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch their exchange-traded BTC funds (ETFs).