On Wednesday, bitcoin reached a new record high of $ 6,922 at 9-36 EET.
The aggregate market capitalization of the crypto currency exceeded $ 188 billion on Wednesday, while bitcoin – $ 115 billion.
On Tuesday, CME Group, the world’s largest operator of derivatives, said it would submit futures contracts for bitcoin in the near future. This step is aimed at attracting institutional investors to the market and will push prices up.
These contracts will be settled in cash, and based on the estimated bet on bitcoin (BRR), which appeared in London last year.
Bitcoin added almost 600% from the beginning of the year and traded at around $ 6,944.90 at 2-49 east, reports CoinDesk.