The banks are only doing this because their investor and clients demand. Once they start building trading desks, you know the Bitcoin/crypto currency space becomes mainstream. It was this article that might have made the crypto current asset class to pop quite a bit yesterday
Here are the highlights of the article:
We are clearing some futures around Bitcoin, talking about doing some other activities there, but it’s going very cautiously. We’re listening to our clients and trying to help our clients as they’re exploring those things too. Goldman Sachs must evolve its business and adapt to the environment.”
I think it’s fabulous that they’re getting into it because it brings in new liquidity. They’re going to develop futures markets, options markets, I even think you’re going to start to see interest rate markets around bitcoin. We’re used to hearing things about Libor, the index for bitcoin interest rates is Bibor,” said Matonis.
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