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More welcomed news surrounding Bitcoin has surfaced just as the cryptocurrency eclipses a milestone.

Not only was Bitcoin trading above $11,000 Wednesday, extending its surge over 900% year-to-date, but now the Nasdaq is reportedly planning to launch Bitcoin futures in the first half of 2018.

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Request for comment from Nasdaq was not immediately returned to TheStreet.

The move follows similar moves this year by CME Group Inc. (CME) - Get CME Group Inc. Class A Report and CBOE Global Markets Inc. (CBOE) - Get Cboe Global Markets Inc Report which have both launched Bitcoin futures.

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