Why Trade Bitcoin Futures With Us?

Enjoy Platform Flexibility

Trade conveniently using your futures-enabled account on the trading platform type that works best for you – desktop, browser or mobile3

Scale Trades Up or Down

Customize your trade size – take your pick between CME’s standard and micro Bitcoin futures products on tastyworks

Trade With Low Commissions

Get exposure to futures at low commission rates – from $1.25/contract for standard futures and $0.85/contract for micro futures4

Go Long or Short

Buy and sell Bitcoin futures contracts to speculate on rising and falling price movements with tastyworks

CHOOSE FROM MULTIPLE ORDER TYPES

Target profits on your Bitcoin futures with limit orders and mitigate downside risk with stop-loss orders

Access Top-notch Support

Reach out to tastyworks’ team of experts – you’ll always have someone excited to help with any questions

Why Trade Bitcoin Futures?

Trading Bitcoin futures offers investors benefits that aren't available when trading Bitcoin cryptocurrency outright: 

  • You’ll never have to worry about losing your private key
  • When you trade bitcoin futures with tastyworks, the fees are upfront and low4
  • You have the ability to take a long or short position with Bitcoin futures trading
    • You can use limit and stop-loss orders to mitigate potential losses
    • Bitcoin futures are regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
    • Bitcoin futures are offered by the CME Futures Exchange

    What Bitcoin Futures Products Can I Trade?

    You can trade the following Bitcoin futures products with tastyworks:

    • CME Bitcoin Futures
    • CME Bitcoin Micro Futures

    CME Bitcoin futures represent five Bitcoins, while CME Bitcoin micro futures represent 1/10th the size of one Bitcoin.

    Trade Bitcoin Futures With Low Fees

    At tastyworks, commissions are always low.4 Below are the futures and micro futures tastyworks commission-fees.

    Contract to openContract to close

    Futures

    $1.25

    $1.25

    Micro Futures

    $0.85

    $0.85

    What Are Bitcoin Futures and How Do They Work?

    So, what are Bitcoin futures anyway?

    Bitcoin futures, like all futures, are derivative products. This means their value is derived from another, underlying source. In the case of Bitcoin futures, the underlying product is Bitcoin itself.

    Learn more about what futures are and how they work

    Some futures products, called “deliverable futures”, are settled via an actual exchange of the underlying product. Silver and oil futures are settled in this manner. Bitcoin futures are “cash settled”. Rather than receiving or providing a set amount of Bitcoin, a trader’s account will either be credited or debited a cash amount based on the difference between the initial position and the settlement price.

    Learn how to trade futures

    In the futures market, a tick represents the minimum price fluctuation. The tick value of a Bitcoin futures contract will depend upon which futures contract you’re trading:

    Tick increment1 Tick move

    CME’s Standard Bitcoin Futures Contract

    $5

    $25*

    CME’s Micro Bitcoin Futures

    $5

    $0.50*

    As we can tell from the differences in the above tick increments, CME’s standard size Bitcoin futures contract is 50x larger than its micro Bitcoin future.

    *Remember, CME standard Bitcoin futures represent five Bitcoins, while CME Bitcoin micro futures represent 1/10th the size of one Bitcoin.

    How to Trade Bitcoin Futures

    To get started trading Bitcoin futures with tastyworks, follow the steps below:3

    1. Do your research to get an understanding of how Bitcoin futures trading works5
    2. Create an account or log in
    3. Choose your preferred Bitcoin futures product
    4. Create a trading plan and manage your risk
    5. Open your futures position and monitor it
    6. Close your position if you want to do so before the contract expires

    If you have any questions, reach out to our friendly trade desk support team.

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    Trade Bitcoin Futures on the Best Platform

    You can trade Bitcoin futures on the tastyworks platform in whichever way is best for you – desktop, browser or mobile.2

    desktop monitor with tastyworks
    Desktop

    Use the desktop version to jump straight into the platform after booting

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    Browser

    Sign in and trade from any computer using the browser version of the platform

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    Mobile

    Slip the tastyworks platform in your pocket and use it from wherever you are

    1Increased leverage can result in significant losses in the event of adverse market conditions.
    2Named the Best Online Broker by Investor’s Business Daily (IBD) in its ninth annual survey.
    3Futures account approval is subject to tastyworks suitability requirements. Futures and futures options trading is speculative and not suitable for all investors. Please read all applicable futures risk disclosures.
    4All futures trades incur a clearing fee of $0.30 per contract + exchange fees + NFA Fee. See the complete list of fees.
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