The CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) launched the first U.S. Bitcoin Future in December 2017. Intrinio users can access the real-time price of this bitcoin future, XBT, as well as the final settlement value, XBTS, via TCP Socket.
The CBOE Bitcoin (USD) futures contracts are settled in cash and are tied to the price of bitcoin in U.S. dollars on the “Gemini Exchange Auction". Enterprises can obtain custom pricing for this data feed for internal or display access.
The CBOE XBT Bitcoin Futures data feed allows users to track the real-time and end of day (EOD) price for this future contract. The price of this contract is useful for investors that wish to own XBT as a cash-based alternative to owning bitcoin. Trading in XBT enables investors to get exposure to the bitcoin market without the technical know-how required to own and trade bitcoins themselves, with the added security provided by a regulated and exchange-listed product.