Cboe

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Chicago Board Options Exchange
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Founded Apr. 26, 1973
Headquarters 400 S. LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Key People Edward T. Tilly, CEO; Edward L. Provost, President and COO
Products Options on equities, equity indexes, ETFs
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The Chicago Board Options Exchange, or Cboe, was the first U.S. options exchange to offer standardized, listed options. It was also the first exchange in the traditional financial space to offer bitcoin futures, using the symbol XBT.

Crypto trading

Cboe as a company has been a leading proponent in institutional-level crypto trading since 2017. In the summer of 2017, Cboe entered into an agreement in the summer of 2017 with Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss (aka the Winklevoss twins) to use bitcoin market data generated by their virtual-currency exchange Gemini, paving the way for Cboe to list derivatives on bitcoin.[1] Cboe launched the first bitcoin futures on December 10, 2017, trading a reported 4,127 contracts in their first day of trading, with nearly 20 trading firms participating. Cboe waived transaction fees on XBT throughout that month.[2][3]

On January 23, 2019, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced that Cboe had withdrawn its proposal for a rule change that would have allowed it to list and trade shares of a bitcoin ETF - specifically, the VanEck SolidX Bitcoin Trust. Cboe said in an email statement that the plan was related to the effects of the U.S. government shutdown occurring at the time. Cboe also said that the company planned on refiling a similar proposal at a later date with the SEC.[4][5]

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