Bitcoin speculators raise short positions: CFTC

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Speculators raised net short position on bitcoin futures traded on Cboe Global Markets last week amid a selloff sparked by warnings of a bubble by experts, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released late on Friday.

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Net short bitcoin contracts rose to 1,801 in the week of Dec. 26, from 1,507 short contracts the previous week.

(Reporting by Gertrude Chavez-DreyfussEditing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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