In line with a recent news report published by ‘Barron’s,’ NYSE [New York Stock Exchange] chairman Jeffrey Sprecher expressed optimism concerning the survival of crypto currencies as an asset class.
Speaking at the recent Consensus Invest conference, Sprecher — who is additionally the CEO of International Exchange [ICE] — stated that when he saw headlines asking “Will digital assets survive?,” he would say that “the unequivocal answer is affirmative.” “We’re reasonably agnostic to cost,” Sprecher added.
On stage at the Consensus Invest event in New York, Sprecher was joined by his wife along with the CEO of cryptocurrency platform Bakkt, Kelly Loeffler. Bakkt is owned by ICE and anticipates its launch earlier by the next year.
Commenting on the Bitcoin [BTC] futures contract offering, Loeffler added that “the Bakkt futures contract can facilitate Bitcoin traders establish a trustworthy worth. Bitcoin [BTC] currently trades at completely different costs on different exchanges, several of that are are still unregulated.”
The ‘NYSE’ New York Stock Exchange and its parent firm ICE revealed a proactive approach to the crypto phase. In January, ICE partnered with blockchain tech company Blockstream to bring “disciplined” Bitcoin [BTC] price data to major Wall Street investors. ICE then planned to pull data from several fifteen major exchanges and deliver it to massive monetary names, together with hedge funds and skilled trading companies.
Later in the month of May, ICE revealed its plans to supply traders contracts that eventually ended in customers owning Bitcoin [BTC]. ICE reportedly “has had conversations with other monetary institutions concerning setting up a brand new operation through that banks could purchase a contract, called a swap, which could end with the client owning Bitcoin [BTC] the succeeding day — with the backing and security of the exchange.”
Recently, the establishment for Digital asset Markets [ADAM] to form a “code of conduct” for the cryptocurrency ecosystem. Among ADAM’s foundation members are former CEO of the ‘NYSE’ New York Stock Exchange named ‘Duncan Niederauer,’ Mike Novogratz’s crypto banking bank Galaxy Digital, global monetary services firm BTIG, fintech firm Paxos and crypto liquidity solutions supplier GSR.