The largest exchange operator started trading futures bitcoin

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The world’s largest operator of futures exchanges CME Group (Mercantile exchange Chicago Mercantile Exchange) announced that it began trading futures on the world’s most popular cryptocurrency bitcoin.

The starting price of futures contracts for January 2018, the bidding for which was launched on Sunday, is 20,65 thousands of dollars. After the start of trading cost futures rose slightly, and then began to decline and on 06.18 GMT amounted to 18.79 thousands of dollars.

A week ago, was running trading on bitcoin futures at the Chicago Board options exchange (CBOE). During the debut of trading January futures for cash have risen more than 25% to 18.85 thousands of dollars.