A few cryptocurrency exchanges have opened futures trading on the token of the upcoming hard fork of the bitcoin network.

The lowest rate of futures is demonstrated on the Bitstar exchange. The price of BTG futures is about 0.059 BTC ($350). At the Bleutrade exchange, the exchange rate is higher, 0.08 BTC.

On 23 October, futures on Bitcoin Gold have started trading on the Yobit crypto-exchange, which earlier announced that it will support the upcoming fork and will list new tokens after their accrual to users. 10 minutes after the start of trading of BTG futures at Yobit, the exchange rate reached 0.089 BTC, which at the current bitcoin rate equals about $500.

The Bitcoin Gold hard fork is scheduled approximately on 24 October and will happen within the period from 12.00 to 13.00 UTC on block #491407. On the eve of the hard fork, Bittrex has temporarily suspended withdrawals and deposits on its purse.

Its work will be resumed after 24 hours for security reasons. The deposit and withdrawal functions will be restored after the fork happens and the block #491407 is mined.