LSEG teams with digital trading platform to offer bitcoin futures and options

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG.L) has teamed up with Global Futures and Options (GFO-X) to offer Britain’s first regulated trading and clearing in bitcoin index futures and options derivatives, the companies said on Thursday.

GFO-X, which is licensed by the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority, is a start-up platform aimed at global institutional investors who want to trade digital asset derivatives.

The new service is anticipated to start in the fourth quarter of this year, pending approval from French and European Union regulators.

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