Cryptocurrencies, also known as cryptos, are a class of digital assets that open up unprecedented technological possibilities with the help of novel blockchain technology as well as cryptographic methods.

Cryptos as an asset class officially saw the light of day in 2013 with the invention of Bitcoin by Satoshi Nakamoto. Since then, the global crypto market has been growing at tremendous rates every year. In 2021, the market capitalization of all traded cryptocurrencies has exceeded USD 2 trillion.

The two most important cryptos by market capitalization here are Bitcoin and Ethereum, which together account for more than 60% of the total market capitalization.

With a Trader Workstation account at FXFlat, you have the opportunity to trade futures contracts on Bitcoin and Ethereum. Thus, you trade in a regulated and secure environment, but at the same time you can benefit from the volatility of the crypto market for your trading ideas.

Advantages of CME Bitcoin and Ethereum Futures

  • Regulated trading
    You trade in a regulated environment on one of the most important and renowned futures exchanges in the world
  • Margin trading
    You benefit from the well-known advantages of margin trading
  • Different contract sizes
    ailor your personal bitcoin exposure that you need. Two contracts in 0.1 or 5 bitcoin each are available as contract size
  • Big Crypto exposure
    By using Bitcoin and Ethereum contracts, you already have more than 60% of the global crypto market capitalization combined in your portfolio
  • Large trading period
    CMECRYPTO is available to you from Monday 0:00 a.m. - Friday 11:00 p.m.
  • Professional data
    Use Level 2 market data with order book depth to never miss a detail


The CME provides three futures contracts via the CMECRYPTO trading venue.

Two of these contracts are for bitcoin in different contract sizes.

Exchange Symbol Products Contract Size Tick Size Tick Value ($) Point Value ($)
CMECRYPTO BTC CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate 5.00 5.00 5.00 25.00
CMECRYPTO MBT CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate 0.10 5.00 5.00 0.50
CMECRYPTO ETHUSDRR CME CF Ether Dollar Reference Rate 50.00 0.25 12.50 50.00
CMECRYPTO MET CME CF Ether-Dollar Reference Rate 0.1 0.5 0.05 0.1

You can find the latest CME contract specifications here:

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