The Cryptocurrency News Group CME Group confirms Bitcoin Futures to launch December 18th  CME Group today announced that it has self-certified the initial listing of its Bitcoin futures contract to launch on Monday, December 18. “We are pleased to bring Bitcoin futures to market after working closely with the CFTC and market participants to design a regulated offering that will provide investors with transparency, price discovery, and risk transfer capabilities,” said Terry Duffy, CME Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.