A report on the Wall Street Journal revealed that Nasdaq and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. will list BTC futures within the first half of 2018. Nasdaq, the world’s second-largest stock exchange behind New York Stock Exchange, will be allowing Bitcoin futures trading by the middle of 2018. With a stock market worth $6.8 trillion Nasdaq is a behemoth among exchanges and reports that it will be opening up to crypto trading can only be good news for Bitcoin and its brethren. A report on the Wall Street Journal revealed that Nasdaq and Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. will list BTC futures within the first half of 2018. With a recent price surge to $11,400 and an increase of over a thousand percent this year alone, Bitcoin has grabbed everyone’s attention. Sources familiar with Nasdaq’s plans claim that the two exchanges will list Bitcoin futures among Nasdaq futures on its NFX markets opening it up to traditional traders and investors. They also claim that the Nasdaq contracts are also designed to handle Bitcoin hard forks more elegantly by reinvesting proceeds from the split blockchain back into the original one in a way designed to make the process more seamless for traders. Read more here…

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