December 17, 2017|News

Exchange Giant CME Launches Bitcoin Futures

The world’s largest exchange company launched bitcoin futures on Sunday, seeking to capitalize on the mania for the booming digital currency.

Chicago-based CME Group Inc. began trading bitcoin futures at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. The first contract for January expiration surged nearly 6% to $20,650 in the first trade but dropped to $18,760 after several hours of trading.

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