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.

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

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

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