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Head of Nasdaq has cooled rumors about the launch of bitcoin futures

President and CEO of the Nasdaq exchange Adena Friedman said that plans to launch bitcoin futures are still at an early stage of implementation, refusing to confirm that this could happen in the first half of 2018. This is written by CNBC .

On the eve of the financial The Wall Street Journal citing sources familiar with the situation said that the Nasdaq in partnership with broker Cantor Fitzgerald LP plans to launch futures trading on Bitcoin in the first half of 2018.

However, during the Slush conference in Helsinki on Thursday, November 30, Adena Fridman noted that the Exchange did not make any official announcement.

"We continue to study whether bitcoin can be a class of assets that can exist in a more regulated market environment, " she said.
Nevertheless, Adena Fridman nevertheless admitted that certain work and discussions on how to use bitcoin as a tradable class of assets are still being conducted.

"I can only say that we are conducting an active dialogue with many clients and partners about what can be done in the future."
Adena Fridman also added that two financial instruments can be used to better control bitcoin and other crypto currency.

"There are futures that allow you to hedge [risks] and implement other trading strategies, and there are ETF [over-the-counter investment funds], " said the head of Nasdaq.
Recall, in December this year, it is expected to launch bitcoin futures on the Chicago exchange of derivatives CME.