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Anyone Want Bitcoin Futures? Anyone?

The contracts, seen as a step toward bringing crypto to Wall Street, remain a tiny market

On a Sunday evening in December, as the cryptocurrency craze consumed the world, traders waited eagerly at their computers to witness the debut of a flashy financial product.

Bitcoin futures were set to start trading on Cboe Global Markets Inc.’s exchange at 5 p.m. Chicago time. Futures allow an investor to place bets on the price something will hit at a later date without having to buy the asset itself. Industry enthusiasts hoped the contracts would help bring Bitcoin trading into the financial mainstream, ushering in big investors with bulging pocketbooks.

In the months leading up to

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