By Will Canny, Tanzeel Akhtar
July 19, 2021
Bank of America, the second-largest bank in the U.S., has approved the trading of bitcoin (BTC, -3.18%) futures for some clients, according to two people with knowledge of the matter who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Like most institutions, the bank has been conservative in its approach to the crypto sector, but due to the large amount of margin required to trade the futures, it is now allowing some clients to access the crypto market, one of the sources said. Some clients are setting up to trade bitcoin futures, which are cash settled, and one or two may have already gone live, the other source said.