Bloomberg: Nasdaq’s Bitcoin Futures Contracts Arriving by Q1 2019

Nasdaq, the world’s second-largest stock exchange, will launch its Bitcoin Futures Contracts by Q1 2019, reports Bloomberg. Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg that Nasdaq is currently talking to CFTC to get regulatory approval

The two companies will use Nasdaq’s stock markets surveillance system, called SMARTS. They will also use MVIS’s trusted pricing benchmark to “inspire confidence with regulators, and institutions” willing to enter the crypto space.