Chicago exchanges embrace crypto-currency

Exchanges' interest piqued, but regulators and some market participants hesitant

Bitcoin accepted
In with the in coins: Chicago has crypto fever

Chicago seems to have caught crypto fever. Both major exchange groups have announced plans to develop products based on bitcoin, even as digital currency exchanges and others seek to improve their operations.

CBOE president and chief operating officer Chris Concannon announced on November 7 that the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s October 31 decision to launch futures based on bitcoin validated CBOE’s position on the digital commodity. CBOE announced on August 2 it will launch its own futures

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