Goldman Sachs, one of the largest banks on wall street, plans to launch its own platform for trading cryptocurrencies. This became known to Bloomberg sources, who are familiar with the strategic plans of the banking group.
As it became known to the Agency, the launch of a new business unit, the Bank plans in July 2018, but maybe it will be sooner. Sources say that currently, Goldman Sachs, putting together a team in new York, trying to solve security problems, and how to store the assets.
«Customers are showing interest in cryptocurrencies and we are currently exploring how better to serve them,» — said the representative of the Bank.
At the moment, the Bank is engaged in the clearing of futures on bitcoin, proposed by Chicago Board options exchange CBOE and the Chicago Mercantile exchange CME Group. The launch of our own platform will make Goldman Sachs the first major Bank on wall street, which has entered the market of bitcoin.
In October, the head of Goldman Sachs, Lloyd Blankfein (Lloyd Blankfein) in his Twitter said that the company is studying how to apply to bitcoin. Last month in a Bloomberg Television interview he said he sees no need for bitcoin, as the cryptocurrency continues to evolve and continues to remain extremely unstable.
In addition, the Bank plans to provide its customers access to futures trading on bitcoin at American commodity exchanges.