The popularity of binary options has soared since the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s approval in 2008. The phrase “binary options” now receives 110,000 monthly searches in Google, only 20,000 less than “forex trading”.
There have been several regulatory issues along the way: this summer France and Belgium prohibited all advertising of binary options products.
Israel has emerged as the centre of binary options: in 2014 The Time start-up incubator reported that 15 Israeli trading companies were posting annual revenues in excess of $10 million, and 3 in excess of $100 million.
Check out the infographic below, courtesy of Binary Options Robots!