31 Oct '17, 2pm

Huge. Huge.

Futures are a way for traders to bet on whether the price of a commodity, such as oil or gold, will rise or fall. Introducing a U.S. futures contract based on bitcoin would enable Wall Street banks and trading firms to protect themselves against price swings in the digital currency . It could also provide retail investors with an easier way to trade bitcoin. Bitcoin was conceived in 2008 by an anonymous creator known as Satoshi Nakamoto. It is a purely digital currency , or “cryptocurrency”—essentially, strings of ones and zeros flitting around in cyberspace—designed to act as an alternative to government-backed currencies. Many officials and bankers around the world, including J.P. Morgan Chase Chief Executive James Dimon, have been reluctant to embrace bitcoin. Its reputation has been tarnished by an association with money laundering and other illicit activity, while vol...

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