Expectations the bears that futures bitcoin collapses course, did not materialize — at least not yet. After the CBOE launched futures on bitcoin, in the struggle for the trend has conquered the bulls, and even managed to upgrade from the previous maximum, while only 2-3%. In particular, on the exchange Bitstamp bitcoin for the first time rose above 17 000 dollars, and the GDAX and Bitfinex went to $17 500.
The skeptics turned out to be not so much, or their confidence was not strong enough to confirm this on the market, but any serious attempts to change the direction of the trend has not been undertaken. Throughout the day of 11 December, the rate grew steadily and continues to grow today. At the time of publication the price of bitcoin has continued at the level of 17 000 and there are no prerequisites for that sentiment has radically changed.
In the rest of the news background remains positive for bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in General. Any loud statements from critical major financial figures or analysts about the early days of futures trading on bitcoin was not done. All wait and see, as even despite the fact that the last time bitcoin was very sensitive and very volatile, one day is not enough to draw conclusions and to determine the long-term mood. Moreover, before running the same futures on the CME remains less weeks, and the bears can still expect «ambushed» the right moment of the day a new attack.