CBOE: there is no barrier to Ethereum futures anymore


President of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) Chris Concannon said that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) finally eliminated barriers to the potential launch of Ethereum futures.

“SEC eliminates a stumbling block in the issue of futures for Ethereum, which we have been considering since the launch of XBT futures in December 2017,” Concannon said.

Recall that Ethereum can be a security, in April, said ex-head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and chief financial officer of the campaign Hillary Clinton, Gary Gensler.

After a two-month public discussion, William Hinman, head of the Division of Corporation Finance at the SEC, said that neither bitcoin nor Ethereum is a security.

Back in December, Chris Concannon stressed that CBOE is considering the possibility of adding futures for Bitcoin Cash and Ethereum.