Free Bitcoin/Bitcoin ETF/Bitcoin Futures/GBTC Quotes, Charts, & Historical Data

Finding quotes and historical data for Bitcoin, Bitcoin futures, Bitcoin options can be an adventure.  Below I’ve assembled links to the online resources that I’ve been able to find.

In many cases, data is available from multiple sources.  I did not attempt to list all of them.

BitCoin Futures based ETFs

BTC Quotes

BTC volume and “Market Cap” information

BTC Charts

 BTC Historical Prices

BTC Futures    

  • How do Bitcoin Futures Work?
  • CME  Symbol: BTC
    • Quotes
    • Open Interest 
    • Reference exchanges:  Bitstamp, GDAX, itBit, Kraken (combined into a composite quote via BRTI & BRR)
    • Contract Size:  5 Bitcoins, cash settled  (Contract Specifications)
    • Trading Hours:  Trading started 18-Dec-2017
       
      CME Globex: Sunday – Friday 6:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  ET (5:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT) with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 5:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. CT)
      CME ClearPort: Sunday – Friday 6:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.  ET(5:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. CT) with a 60-minute break each day beginning at 5:00 p.m. (4:00 p.m. CT
    • Future settlement quote: BRR (once per day)  methodology) )   Historical Data

BTC Mutual Funds

  • GBTC  Greyscale Bitcoin Investment Trust  (A closed-end mutual fund)  Available for trading in regular brokerage accounts and IRAs

BTC Options & Swaps

  • Proshares BITO
  • LedgerX offers Bitcoin settled options
    • Their options are “physically” settled with Bitcoin
    •  To participate if appears you must be an institution or a high net worth ($10 million+) individual
    • See this page for a currently listed options and swaps


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9 thoughts on “Free Bitcoin/Bitcoin ETF/Bitcoin Futures/GBTC Quotes, Charts, & Historical Data”

  1. Hi Vance – Thanks for all the information. Any thoughts on when options on these futures (or on bitcoins themselves) would be available?

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    • Hi rttrader, I think the CME / Cboe will be in a hurry to list options on their futures, Since the futures volumes look reasonable I’d expect options on futures to list in the March / June time frame. There is one company LedgerX that is offering options on “physical” bitcoins. It only offers services to institutions and high net worth individuals. I’ve added links to their stuff on the post.

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  2. Hi Vance, I wonder what is the contango ranking for all trading products. VIX should be number one, natural gas is #2, oil is #3, but then I don’t know what could be the other few in the list. I also don’t really know why natural gas would have high contango. Thanks for sharing.

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