As bitcoin hits record $15,000, fears of crash may mar its futures debut

Bitcoin fans are salivating over the potential of long-awaited legitimacy for the cyptocurrency when futures trading launches this weekend, but experts worry the risks associated with bitcoin's Wild West-like nature could overshadow the debut. The first bitcoin future trades kick off Sunday at 6 pm EST (2300 GMT) on Cboe Global Markets Inc's Cboe Futures Exchange, followed a week later by CME Group Inc's CME.

Nasdaq Inc plans to get into the mix next year, Reuters reported. While Cboe, CME and Nasdaq offer strictly.

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