With the creation of a Bitcoin futures market, the rise of Bitcoin could only be just beginning.
“It’s an orgy” is how one strategist described the breaking news that US regulators have approved Bitcoin futures to start this month.
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) confirmed Friday that CME Group and CBOE had met the requirements for regulated trading, while Cantor Exchange would also be able to debut Bitcoin binary options.
The news quickly rippled out across the industry and media, with a stream of delighted bullish statements gracing Twitter and other platforms.
Bitcoin prices are reacting in kind as of press time, with a surge towards $11,000 well underway. Bitcoin has gained $700 in a matter of hours, with another $600 to go before all-time highs of $11,360 seen earlier this week are challenged.
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