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The underlying index of the Bitcoin Price Index Futures Contracts (the “Product”) is the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (XBX), a US Dollar-denominated composite reference rate for the price of Bitcoin (the “Index”), provided by CoinDesk Indices, Inc. (the “Index Provider”). Bitcoin and digital assets generally represent a new and rapidly evolving industry that is subject to significant volatility and a variety of material legal, regulatory, operational, technological and security risks. Since the Product is intended to provide investors with exposure to Bitcoin, the Product is subject to the risks associated with Bitcoin and inherent in the digital asset industry generally. In addition, the Product relies on the delivery of the Index by the Index Provider, which operates within the digital asset industry. Consistent with products which rely on third party service providers, the Product is subject to counterparty risk associated with the Index Provider and the accurate and timely delivery of the Index, which could give rise to circumstances that affect the integrity, liquidity or orderly trading or liquidation of the Product, such as operational interruptions. Bourse de Montréal Inc. and Canadian Derivative Clearing Corporation may be required to rely on their emergency powers to address such circumstances in accordance with their  authority under their rules, including by fixing settlement prices and closing open interest in the Product.

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Cryptocurrencies are gaining momentum in Canada, with demand for investing in digital asset classes rising. Despite growing interest, investors face limitations when evaluating vehicles to manage their exposure to Bitcoin price movements.

Montréal Exchange (MX) has launched the Bitcoin Price Index Futures to meet rising market demand for digital cryptocurrency asset classes. This new product gives market participants exposure to Bitcoin value movements on the underlying CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (XBX). The cash settled futures contract would trade and settle in US dollars and be cleared at the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation (CDCC).  

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About Bitcoin

Bitcoin Price Index Futures



Launched in 2009, Bitcoin is the world’s first cryptocurrency and the largest by market capitalization. This decentralized evolution of money has seen an influx of adoption from investors worldwide. Bitcoin uses a shared public ledger built on blockchain technology to create a global medium of exchange that seeks to be secure and borderless.
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Diversified portfolio: Gain access to a new digital asset class for portfolio growth and diversification.

Efficient exposure: Trade on your market view of Bitcoin with a Canadian-based hedging tool.

Price discovery: Obtain efficient exposure to price movements with cash settled futures contracts. 

Robust underlying index: Benefit from real-time prices and active trading and liquidity in the XBX.

Features and Benefits

The Bitcoin Price Index Futures will help investors hedge exposure to Bitcoin spot trading and explore opportunities in the evolving cryptocurrency space.

About CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (XBX)

CoinDesk Indices (CDI), a subsidiary of CoinDesk, has been the leading provider of digital asset indices by AUM since 2014. The CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (XBX) leverages real-time prices from multiple constituent exchanges to provide a representative spot price of Bitcoin in US dollars and is calculated once per second. Known for being the longest-running, and most trusted benchmark for bitcoin, XBX has been in continuous operation since 2014, and serves as the benchmark for approximately $17 billion of AUM in investment vehicles. Learn more about XBX.


MX Bitcoin Price Index Future Specifications

CoinDesk Single Digital Asset Price Indices Methodology

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