FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German stock exchange operator Deutsche Boerse <DB1Gn.DE> is considering the launch of a bitcoin future on its Eurex derivative exchange, a spokesman said on Wednesday.
It will take "some time" before a final decision is made, he said.
The development was first reported by German weekly WirtschaftsWoche.
Futures of the best-known cryptocurrency made their world debut on a U.S. stock exchange earlier this week.
Germany is carefully monitoring the impact of cryptocurrencies on markets, a finance ministry spokesman said on Wednesday.
(Reporting by Andreas Framke; Writing by Tom Sims, editing by David Evans)