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Cboe CEO Expects to Build Out Crypto Offerings as Demand Rises

  • Tilly says ‘we need to be there’ with digital-asset products
  • Firm is eager to move along approval for VanEck Bitcoin Trust
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Cboe Global Markets Inc. is looking to get further back into the cryptocurrency space after a couple of ill-fated attempts in prior years.

The Chicago-based exchange holding company ceased Bitcoin futures a couple of years ago and has made several as-yet-unsuccessful attempts to list a Bitcoin exchange-traded vehicle. But it entered the crypto market-data business in December in a pact with CoinRoutes Inc. And it’s eyeing new efforts as the market matures and demand for products increases, Chief Executive Officer Ed Tilly said in a phone interview.