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The Bitcoin price exceeds $ 19,600 and is up 9%, jumping rapidly to $ 20,000

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The price of bitcoin has surpassed the $ 19,600 mark and is rising rapidly for to reach $ 20,000. The market has been optimistic about CME's future bitcoin issue tomorrow, December 17th.

Announcement of Bitcoin Futures of CME on December 18

The global finance industry and the bitcoin market are strongly anticipating the launch of CME Group's bitcoin futures on December 18, particularly after the success of future bitcoins on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). ]

Based on daily trading volume, CBOE and CME will not outperform cryptocurrency trading and short- and medium-term trading platforms. Over the last few days, the daily volume of bitcoins in the major US, Japanese and South Korean markets has reached $ 17 billion, a daily trading volume higher than most stock markets.

However, CBOE and CME allow institutional investors and retail traders to invest large sums of money and institutional capital in bitcoin. Most importantly, at the beginning of the bitcoin futures on the CME stock exchange, the big investment banks Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan are expected to liquidate bitcoin futures on behalf of their clients.

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Earlier this month, JPMorgan's global markets strategist Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou expressed optimism about the launch of CME's bitcoin futures exchange. Panigirtzoglou insisted that bitcoin futures will give cryptocurrency more legitimacy and validate it more as an emerging asset class.

"The eventual launch of futures on bitcoins through established stock exchanges in particular has the potential to add legitimacy and therefore increase the attractiveness of the crypto market -currency for institutional and retail investors " says Panigirtzoglou.

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He added that in the long run, regulated instruments such as futures will allow bitcoin to compete with traditional asset classes such as gold. Panigirtzoglou explained, "the value of this new class of assets is a function of the extent of its acceptance as a store of wealth and as a means of payment and simply judged by other stores of wealth such as gold, crypto-currencies have the potential to grow from here. "

Bitcoin approaching $ 20,000 with very little institutional money

Large hedge funds, investment companies and financial institutions like Man Group, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan have anticipated the launch of CME since October and are committed to offsetting bitcoin transactions for their clients , investors and customers. .

Already, the price of bitcoin is approaching the $ 20,000 mark without a significant amount of institutional money invested in the bitcoin market. The daily transaction volume of bitcoin is approaching $ 20 billion, without major regions such as India and South Korea being properly regulated.

The massive influx of tens of billions of institutional dollars in the coming months should lead to a rise in prices in the short and medium term. As George Kikvadze, Vice President of Bitfury, explained earlier, it is harder for hedge funds and investment firms to engage in a given asset class if it does not have enough liquidity and strong infrastructure.

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Bitcoin begins to see an increase and an improvement in commercial infrastructure both in the cryptocurrency market and in the traditional finance sector.

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