Bitcoin Derivatives One Step Closer

The CME and ICE have each announced they will begin providing data on a bitcoin price index last this year.  This is very exciting news for bitcoin participants as it get the market one step closer to derivatives trading, which would bring the possibility of listed futures & options, which would also enable the market to price all sorts of new information that derivatives trading would reveal about bitcoin.  Bitcoin derivatives would also open another way for the market to earn a rate of return from the investment of bitcoin and also contribute to better pricing information on the implied interest rate for various types of bitcoin financial transactions.