Bitcoin rate continues rising, reaching new highs. On Tuesday the cryptocurrency was trading at 12032 USD, and total market cap exceeded $200 billion, according to Coinmarketcap.com.
By the end of trading, bitcoin rate was slightly down, at 11983 dollars, but still it is 4.8% higher than the previous trading results.
Last week, bitcoin cost was $10000 USD. Since then, it has been constantly rising, hitting a high after high.
One of the drivers of investors' optimism, and cryptocurrency strengthening, is the USA regulator’s approval to launch bitcoin futures. As a result, CBOE announced to launch bitcoin futures on December 10, and CME – a week after, on December 18.