SIX is delighted to announce that BME Clearing, the Spanish central counterparty (CCP), has successfully obtained regulatory approval from Comisión Nacional del Mercado de Valores (CNMV) to clear Bitcoin and Ethereum futures, denominated in USD under the EU regulatory framework. BME Clearing is adding a new segment for Digital Asset Derivatives, introducing digital assets to a secure and highly regulated environment, that will upgrade the trading, clearing and cash settlement of digital asset futures.

José Manuel Ortiz, Head Clearing and Repo Operations, SIX, is pleased to announce regulatory approval for this new segment. “This milestone reflects our dedication to empowering institutions, clients and investors with innovative solutions, contributing to the continued growth of the digital asset ecosystem, and ensuring a secure and efficient trading experience for all our valued customers”.

The introduction of this segment is a response to the demand from institutions for regulated access to digital assets. 

You can find more information about our Clearing Services, on our website BME Clearing.

Any questions?

Please do not hesitate to contact Jürg Schneider.

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SIX provides and operates stable and efficient infrastructure for the Swiss and Spanish financial centers, thus ensuring access to the capital markets and the flow of information and money between financial market players. As a global provider of financial information, SIX delivers high-quality reference, pricing, corporate actions, and ESG data and provides regulatory services and indices to clients around the world. The company is owned by its users (more than 120 banks) with a workforce of 4,160 employees and a presence in 19 countries.