jeepers creepers!!...... how many of you assumed ecbot was in chicago... CBOT SUCCESSFULLY MOVES TRADING HOST TO CHICAGO Move Provides Greater Transaction Speed October 31, 2005 â The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOTÂ®) announced that it has successfully completed the implementation of its North American Trading Host, moving the site of the trading host for the Exchangeâs electronic trading platform, e-cbot, powered by LIFFE CONNECTÂ®, to Chicago from London. Moving the trading host to Chicago was one of the key initiatives in the Exchangeâs overall technology strategy. The strategyâs main focus included adding new functionalities to e-cbot that increased the speed and efficiency of transactions moving through the system, as well as additional trading capabilities in response to customer demand following the launch of the e-cbot platform in 2004. Moving the trading host to Chicago and extending the hours of operation on e-cbot from 21 to 22 hours were also critical components of the overall rollout strategy.