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CME says bitcoin futures coming this year, but date not set

CME Group Inc, the world's biggest futures exchange, said on Monday it still plans to launch a futures contract for bitcoin this year, but that a notice on its website stating the contract would begin trading on Dec. 11 was posted in error.

Digital currencies no threat to ECB yet: Draghi

The adoption of digital currencies in the euro zone and their impact on its economy are limited, meaning they do not pose a threat to the European Central Bank's hold on the money supply, the ECB's President said on Monday.

Fork talk lifts bitcoin to all-time high near $8,000

Bitcoin hit an all-time high just below $8,000 on Friday, on talk that a software upgrade whose suspension sent the cryptocurrency into a tailspin at the end of last week was, after all, going ahead within hours.

Bubbly bitcoin not worth the wager: investors

Bitcoin may have surged a staggering 700 percent since the start of the year but most investors at a Reuters Summit this week said they had not been tempted to play the volatile cryptocurrency.