The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Monday issued guidance for listing derivatives linked to virtual currencies such as bitcoin (BTC), Coindesk reports.
The CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight (DMO) and Division of Clearing and Risk (DCR) issued a joint staff advisory that gives exchanges and clearinghouses registered with the agency guidance for listing cryptocurrency derivative products, the CFTC said in a press release.
The advisory says key areas requiring attention include market surveillance, large trader reporting and Derivatives Clearing Organization risk management and governance.
The CFTC issues the guidelines a week after CME Group launched two ether-based price indexes, which triggered speculation the exchange could eventually launch ether derivatives. Bitcoin futures already trade at the CME. Read more here.