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Bitcoin surges past $15,000 to trade at all-time high

Jump seen ahead of Sunday launch of Bitcoin futures on Chicago-based CBOE

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Popular cryptocurrency Bitcoin on Thursday soared to a record high, surpassing $15,000, continuing its surge from below $1,000 at the beginning of this year. The surge was seen ahead of the launch of Bitcoin futures on Chicago-based CBOE coming Sunday. The move opens the door to added regulation but also more mainstream adoption, as Bitcoin futures and other derivatives would make it easier to trade in the new asset class. ALSO READ: With 6700% return so far in 2017, this altcoin has trumped Bitcoin The cryptocurrency had hit a high of $15,340 per unit and a ...