News: Bitcoin Breaks CBOE as Futures Up 20% Hours After Launch, Trading at $18,210


Within three hours after its listing of bitcoin futures, the website and online trading platform of the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) were inaccessible, due to an unexpected spike in demand and volume.

According to Tokyo-based technology journalist Yuji Nakamura, CBOE bitcoin futures processed $401,600 worth of trades within the first 20 minutes.

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