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Bitcoin makes muted stock exchange debut at $15,000

NEW YORK: Cryptocurrency Bitcoin made its debut on a major bourse Sunday, opening at $15,000 per unit at the Chicago board options exchange.  Around 23:20 GMT, the price of the currency had risen to $15,940 dollars on a futures contract scheduled for settlement on January 17 according to data provided by the Chicago board options exchange (Cboe). A futures contract is a financial product that allows investors to bet on whether the currency's price will rise or fall. It is the first opportunity for professional…