Bitcoin makes modest debut on futures market

Contracts rise $340 to $15,800 in the first hour and 15 minutes of trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE)

The first-even bitcoin future began trading Sunday as the increasingly popular virtual currency made its debut on a major US exchange.

The futures contract that expires in January rose $340 to $15,800 in the first hour and 15 minutes of trading on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. The contract opened at $15,460, according to data from the CBOE.

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