CME Group Aims to Launch a Bitcoin Derivatives Platform This Quarter (news.bitcoin.com)

On October 31 the world’s largest options and futures exchange, CME Group, has announced it will be launching a bitcoin-based derivatives marketplace for future contracts during Q4 of 2017. The U.S. headquartered financial markets company says there is “increasing interest” for cryptocurrency options and futures products for mainstream investors.
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Microchip Powerhouse TSMC Credits High Performing Quarter to Cryptocurrency Mining (news.bitcoin.com)

The world’s largest independent semiconductor foundry, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has attributed its high performance for the third quarter of 2017 to surging demand for cryptocurrency mining hardware.
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