CBOE Global Markets president Chris Concannon said that Ethereum futures, which the company has been “considering” since December 2017, could soon be offered.
Concannon’s comment follows the news that a senior U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission official stated that leading altcoin Ethereum will not be regulated as a security.
CBOE’s president said that the SEC’s stance could mean that the US regulator would allow the options exchange to add Ether futures to their portfolio:
“We are pleased with the SEC’s decision to provide clarity with respect to current Ether transactions. This announcement clears a key stumbling block for Ether futures, the case for which we’ve been considering since we launched the first Bitcoin futures in December 2017.”