Bitcoin’s price held steady after setting new records recently. (See also: Bitcoin Had A Minor Scare This Morning.) 

At 14:32 UTC, the cryptocurrency was trading at $8,179.33, up 1% in the last 24 hours. Bitcoin Cash, a bitcoin offshoot created after a hard fork in bitcoin’s blockchain in August, rose 10.3% to $1,305. Within the last 24 hours, the cryptocurrency also accounted for a greater hash rate, or amount of computing power required to solve mining puzzles, as compared to bitcoin.

Dash, which gained the most in price yesterday, rose by 9.78% in the last 24 hours. Monero, a cryptocurrency that anonymizes transactions, was the biggest gainer, rising by almost 10% to trade at $152. On an overall basis, the market valuation for cryptocurrencies was $244.7 billion, down from a high of $245 billion at 13:47 UTC.

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) hinted at a possible start date for trading bitcoin futures on its website. The agency posted a notice on its website yesterday that indicated a start date of December 11 for bitcoin futures trading. But it was taken down later, with the agency stating that the notice was “due to an error with the website.”

CME's rival agency, the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), revealed details related to bitcoin contracts on its website last week. The relevant tickers for bitcoin trading on the exchange are XBT and XBTS, with a $10 minimum tick for a directional, non-spread trade. A spread trade will have a much smaller tick of $0.01.

In the meanwhile, JPMorgan Chase (JPM), whose CEO has been one of bitcoin’s fiercest critics, is said to be looking into whether it can facilitate bitcoin futures trading for its clients. (See also: Jamie Dimon Calls Bitcoin "Fraud," Its Investors "Stupid.") Other institutions are also moving into bitcoin territory.

Tobam, a Paris-based fund manager, is reportedly launching a mutual fund to provide “diversification benefits” to clients. According to the Bloomberg report, Tobam’s cyber-security systems will back up the fund.

“Direct investment in bitcoin can be operationally challenging, from dealing with the choice of the platform, to maintaining proper security measures,” Christopher Roehri, head of business development at the company, told Bloomberg.

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