December 8, 2017 / 1:30 PM / a year ago

JPMorgan, Citi not willing to support launch of bitcoin futures: FT

A man walks past a bitcoin ATM in Vilnius, Lithuania December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins

(Reuters) - Big Banks, including JPMorgan Chase (JPM.N) and Citigroup (C.N) will not immediately clear bitcoin trades for clients once Cboe Global Markets CBOE.O and CME Group (CME.O) start trading futures contracts in the cryptocurrency next week, the Financial Times reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

Goldman Sachs Group Inc (GS.N) on Thursday said it is planning to clear bitcoin futures for some clients as the new contracts go live on the exchanges in the coming days.

JPMorgan and Citigroup did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Reporting By Aparajita Saxena in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila

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