Main cryptocurrency bitcoin has been getting many of the headlines currently, however it is not the one one which has been rallying in 2020. Ethereum (ETH), the second largest cryptocurrency, has additionally carried out extraordinarily effectively.
In truth, Ethereum has carried out even higher than bitcoin in 2020. Whereas bitcoin’s worth is up by about 195% in 2020 as of this writing, Ethereum is value 5 occasions as a lot because it was at the beginning of the 12 months. A single Ethereum digital token is now value about $620, and the complete provide of Ethereum in existence is value greater than $70 billion. This makes Ethereum the clear second-largest cryptocurrency, as it’s greater than 3 times the dimensions of the No. three token (Ripple).
Ethereum futures are formally coming quickly
Up till now, for those who needed to guess on the longer term value of cryptocurrencies with spinoff securities, you’ve been restricted to bitcoin. And since CBOE (NYSEMKT:CBOE) pulled the plug on its bitcoin futures merchandise a while in the past, there was just one place to purchase bitcoin futures, on CME Group (NASDAQ:CME).
Effectively, that is about to vary.
Whereas CME Group remains to be the one sport on the town for cryptocurrency futures (for now), the change simply introduced that it plans to listing Ethereum futures in early 2021.
Here is what we all know thus far. Ethereum futures are scheduled to begin buying and selling on Feb. 8, topic to approval from regulators. Every futures contract will characterize 50 ETH, which signifies that every futures contract is tied to about $30,000 of the digital foreign money at present worth.