The cost of bitcoin again exceeded $18 thousand

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The world’s most popular cryptocurrency bitcoin (bitcoin) on Friday once again exceeded 18 thousand dollars on news that the German exchange operator Deutsche Boerse is considering launching futures trading on the bitcoin limit of the bidding.

As at 16.10 GMT on the stock exchange Bitfinex to the bitcoin price rose by 9.12%, to 17.87 thousands of dollars, while the wound in the course of trading cryptocurrency price reached 18.11 thousands of dollars. Last time the price of bitcoin broke the mark of 18 thousand dollars 8 Dec. On the stock exchange GDAX bitcoin price rose by 6.51% to 17.8 thousand dollars. The futures exchange at the Chicago Board options exchange (CBOE) at the same time rose in price by 2.2%.

According to CoinMarketCap, calculate data from more than 20 exchanges, the total market capitalization of bitcoin was $ 302,5 billion USD, i.e. more than 70% of the capitalization of all cryptocurrencies.

The optimism of investors in relation to bitcoin is caused by the news that the stock exchange Deutsche Boerse is considering launching futures trading on cryptocurrency. If this happens, Germany will become the first country in Europe to launch futures on bitcoin.

The Ministry of Finance proposes to prohibit payments in bitcoin. Support?

  • Yes, cryptocurrency is a large «bubble»
  • No, Russia can’t stay aside from the main trend of the world economy
  • I still don’t understand what cryptocurrency is

Results

  • 53.4%

    Yes, cryptocurrency is a large «bubble»

  • 15.2%

    No, Russia can’t stay aside from the main trend of the world economy

  • 31.4%

    I still don’t understand what cryptocurrency is

All proygressive»We are considering futures in which private and institutional investors can protect their investments in bitcoin. We recognise the benefits of cryptocurrency derivatives and possible problems that must be solved», — told the newspaper Wirtschaftswoche, the press Secretary of Deutsche Boerse.

Sunday was launched trade in futures exchange at the Chicago Board options exchange (CBOE). The largest operator of global futures exchanges CME Group (Mercantile exchange Chicago Mercantile Exchange) 18 December, also plans to launch futures contracts for bitcoin.

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