The launch of the Bitcoin future contract will be a big step forward for the growth of digital money - financial product that are less than a decade old but have shaken the financial market in 2017.

News from WSJ, Nasdaq exchange floor will issue Bitcoin future contract in the first half of 2018. In December 2017, 2 exchange floors in Chicago announced similar plans.

Nasdaq is also known as the New York Technology Sanctuary and is the second largest exchange floor in the world.