Just in case you are getting giddy with anticipation for the opening of futures trading for Bitcoin, the most recent market by CME is for 5 Bitcoins. At last count that requires an outlay of $99,000. And those who did so since the offering have already lost more than 4% of their investment. And if you are still interested, other brokers are developing derivatives that will probably be more cost effective.
This stuff is not for the weak or weary and certainly not worth removing your cash from under the mattress.
Thanks to CNBC