In response to (surprising) client requests, we have added Bitcoins as a Currency Code (XBT) in the default database, even though Bitcoins are not quite yet recognised as an ISO standard currency,

The Bitcoin Currency Code has an “X” prefix because, like Gold (XAU), it is not associated with a specific country. Treasury Contracts may be denominated in XBT, XBT may form one side if a Currency Pair and XBT can be used as a Commodity in the Futures Module.

In February we setup a “BlockChain” network for testing, as we think it is only a matter of time until payment and settlement instructions are performed using this kind of infrastructure.