Last Friday, December 1, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that three futures exchanges—the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME), the CBOE Futures Exchange (CBOE) and the Cantor Exchange (Cantor)—self-certified that they will be listing futures contracts (CME and CBOE) and options (Cantor) referencing bitcoin.  Trading in bitcoin futures will commence at the CBOE on December 10 and on CME on December 18, with Cantor’s options trading to follow.  Listing these contracts will allow both institutional and retail investors to obtain long or short exposure to bitcoin without buying or selling the underlying bitcoin itself.

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In his remarks yesterday at the Cambridge Cyber Summit, Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein discussed the ever-growing threat posed by cyber criminals, the DOJ’s recent successes in combating cyber threats, and how private corporations and law enforcement can collaborate in the battle against cybercrime.
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