Bitcoin makes stock exchange debut at $15,000

Published On: 11, Dec 2017 | Source: Hindustantimes

Cryptocurrency Bitcoin made its debut on a major exchange on Sunday, opening at $15,000 per unit at the Chicago board options exchange.

A few minutes after its 2300 GMT opening, a futures contract tied to the currency had risen to $15,600, still short of last week’s high of over $17,000.

“Bitcoin bonanza takes hold of world markets,” proclaimed the front page of the Times of London on Friday, reporting on the latest record price of the digital currency.

Bitcoin opened 2017 at around $1,000, surged past $10,000 for the first time last month and soared as high as $16,777 on Thursday before retreating somewhat.