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Bitcoin gains more currency with forthcoming futures market


November 1, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) — Investors will soon have another way to make or lose money on the digital currency bitcoin.

CME Group plans to open a futures market for bitcoin before the end of the year, if the Chicago-based exchange can get approval from U.S. regulators.

Tuesday's announcement is likely to give further credibility to bitcoin, a high-tech creation spawned about a decade ago as an alternative to government-issued currencies.

Bitcoin initially was used primarily to buy illegal goods and services online. But in recent years, it has been a hot investment among speculators betting it will bec...

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