News about the intention of the Chicago Stock Exchange to provide an opportunity for users to trade futures for bitcoin provided a strong support for the rate of the world's first digital currency. Today the bitcoin rate approached 7,000 dollars.
At the beginning of the week, the largest US futures exchange CME Group, which is a combined trading platform for derivatives, announced its intention to start the sale of bitcoin futures closer to the end of this year. After the announcement, the wave rose - the bitcoin rate even went above seven thousand US dollars, and the market capitalization reached 118 billion dollars. Now on such exchanges as Bitfinex, Bitstamp and GDAX, bitcoin is traded at the level of 6,970 dollars.
Many analysts see the appearance on the stock exchange contracts for bitcoin as a way to simplify the creation of exchange funds and other instruments based on the crypto currency in the future. According to expert of the Blockchain Capital venture fund Spencer Bogart, bitcoin futures can expand the opportunities for digital currency trading for institutional investors.
Meanwhile, the market was supported not only by CME news. Traders continue to invest in bitcoin for speculative reasons, because in a couple of months its value has grown several times.

BTCUSD has approached 7000

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