Bitcoin extended its staggering rally on Wednesday, surpassing $ 12,000 to a record high despite questions about the true value of cryptocurrency and worries about a dangerous bubble.
Bitcoin received a boost after Friday's announcement by the leading US derivatives regulator that CME Group Inc. and CBOE Global Markets would be allowed to list Bitcoin futures.
This decision opens the door to increased regulation, but also to more widespread adoption, as futures on bitcoins and other derivatives would facilitate the exchange of the new class. assets.
The meteoric rise of Bitcoin more than 10 times under $ 1,000 early in the year has drawn the attention of regulation worldwide.
Personalities such as the Nobel laureate economist Joseph Stiglitz said that cryptocurrency should be banned.