Bitcoin Futures Face Turbulent Times in the Windy City

Bitcoin conquered the world in 2017, but the performance of the futures looks like it will have to wait longer for take-off.

If the world caught crypto fever in the last few months of 2017, nowhere was this more evident than in The Loop—the windswept section of downtown Chicago housing its two biggest commodities exchanges. Cboe Global Markets’ Chicago Futures Exchange (CFE) and Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) operator CME Group were racing against each other to roll out their own futures contracts on bitcoin, the cryptocurrency wunderkind that had been toppling price records all year. 

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