Cryptocurrency futures have proven to be somewhat intriguing traditional trading vehicles. More specifically, they allow institutional investors to be exposed to cryptocurrency without buying Bitcoin directly. It now seems CME is looking toward the future by introducing Ethereum indexes. It’s an interesting development, although Ethereum futures contracts are not on the roadmap as of yet.When CME, together with Cboe, announced the launch of Bitcoin futures contracts, there was some initial excitement among cryptocurrency enthusiasts. The concept has a lot of merit, as it theoretically allows institutional investors to pour money into cryptocurrency, albeit indirectly. Unfortunately, things have not gone according to plan, as overall institutional interest in Bitcoin futures has been lower than originally expected.