CF Bitcoin Real Time Index and Spot Price

CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate & CME CF Bitcoin Real Time Index

Now Live: The Bitcoin Reference Rate and Real Time Index successfully launched November 14, 2016.

As of 9:00am London time on April 20th, 2017, OkCoin.com (HK) will be liquidated from the list of Constituent Exchanges for the BRR and BRTI. This is due to U.S. Dollar wire transfers presently being restricted. OkCoin.com (HK) will be re-added once BRR and BRTI Constituent Exchanges Criteria are pleased.

As of 9:00 am London time on April 18th, 2017, Bitfinex will be eliminated from the list of Constituent Exchanges for the BRR and BRTI. This is due to U.S. Dollar outbound wires presently being unavailable to Bitfinex clients. Bitfinex will be re-added once BRR and BRTI Constituent Exchanges Criteria are sated.

CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR) and CME CF Bitcoin Real Time Index (BRTI), a standardized reference rate and spot price index with independent oversight are accelerating the professionalization of bitcoin trading and further establishing digital assets as a fresh asset class. BRR and BRTI launched November 14, two thousand sixteen in the production environment on Plain Binary Encoding (SBE) market data feed.

Several bitcoin exchanges and trading platforms will provide pricing data, including Bitstamp, GDAX, itBit and Kraken.

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CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR)

The BRR aggregates the trade flow of major bitcoin spot exchanges during a specific calculation window into a once-a-day reference rate of the U.S. dollar price of bitcoin. Calculation rules are geared toward a maximum of transparency and real-time replicability in underlying spot markets.

CME Group and Crypto Facilities Ltd. designed the BRR around the IOSCO Principles for Financial Benchmarks.

CME CF Bitcoin Real Time Index (BRTI)

The BRTI aggregates global request to buy and sell bitcoin into a consolidated order book and reflects the fair, instantaneous U.S. dollar price of bitcoin. It is geared toward low latency and timeliness and is based entirely on forward-looking input data.

The BRTI is suitable for marking portfolios, executing intra-day bitcoin transactions and risk management.

Oversight of the CME CF Bitcoin Pricing Products

The independent oversight committee is responsible for overseeing the scope of the Bitcoin Reference Rate by developing a code of conduct for the participants and regularly reviewing the practice, standards and definition of the reference rate to ensure it remains relevant and retains its integrity.

Core Oversight Team Members

Andreas M. Antonopoulos

Prof. William J. Knottenbelt

Imperial College London

Crypto Facilities Ltd.

Genesis Global Trading

Oversight Committee Meeting Minutes

CME CF BRR and BRTI Oversight Meeting Minutes June two thousand seventeen

Whistleblowing and Complaints

Any complaints or whistleblowing concerns regarding the CME CF Bitcoin Real Time Index or the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate may be submitted to: indices@cryptofacilities.co.uk.

All claims should include as much detail as possible about the concern to permit for a thorough investigation. Any investigation will be overseen by the Bitcoin Pricing Products Oversight Committee.

To the extent adequate, a member of the Bitcoin Pricing Products Team will provide an update to the individual who raised the concern.

In the News

What bitcoin exchanges are telling

"An independent, translucent bitcoin reference rate will further professionalize the asset class. We are excited to be a participating exchange." Nejc Kodric, CEO — Bitstamp

"GDAX is proud to provide CME with price data for their newest index. As the largest U.S. based bitcoin exchange, GDAX believes this is an significant step for the development of future financial products." — GDAX

"Digital currency has long-needed participation from a company such as CME Group to elevate the asset class to a fresh level. We are thrilled to be a member of the oversight committee." Michael Moro, CEO —Genesis Global Trading

"We are excited to work with the CME and Crypto Facilities on what we expect will be a leading Bitcoin index." Kevin Wang, VP Product — itBit

"This is an titillating initiative and brings the asset class to a fresh level. As a market-leading digital asset exchange, Kraken is proud to contribute to the reference rates." Jesse Powell, CEO — Kraken

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Crypto Facilities Ltd., Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (including each of their respective subsidiaries and affiliates), their respective officers, directors, employees, agents, consultants and licensors shall not be liable to any person for any losses, damages, costs or expenses (including, but not limited to, loss of profits, loss of use, and direct or indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages), arising from any errors or inaccuracies made in connection with the calculation or distribution of the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate or the CME CF Bitcoin Real Time Index (the “Bitcoin Pricing Products”). The foregoing limitation of liability shall apply whether a claim arises in contract, tort, negligence, rigorous liability, contribution or otherwise and whether the claim is brought directly or as a third party claim. Furthermore, there is no assure the continuity of the composition of the Bitcoin Pricing Products, nor the continuity of their calculation, nor the continuity of their dissemination, nor the continuity of their calculation.

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