USA TODAY: Bitcoin futures begin trading as price surges
One of the largest exchange holding companies launched trading of bitcoin futures Sunday, as the value of the popular digital currency surges.
Trading on bitcoin futures through the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE) started just after 6 p.m. ET, to coincide with the start of global trading hours.
In a tweet posted Sunday, CBOE said trading systems are operating normally, but heavy traffic is causing their website to perform "slower than usual and may at times be temporarily unavailable."