Bitcoin's upward streak continues: the cryptocurrency's price has once again set a record.
After breaking the $6,400 mark overnight it's continued to climb and cracked $6,500, this morning reaching $6,522 at pixel time.
News of plans for bitcoin futures had already pusheed it to new highs yesterday. US-based exchange operator CME Group said it hopes to launch it by the end of the year.
It's a major move which analysts at Investec noted would take "the currency a step forward toward legitimacy".
"Will we be starting to quote commodity prices in Bitcoin?" it asked in a note on Wednesday morning.