In yet another sign that crypto is becoming mainstream very quickly, the CEO of the popular stock platform Nasdaq has said that they would consider becoming a crypto exchange over time. While this is obviously not going to be changing anything today, it is still a very good sign that not only is crypto becoming mainstream, but it has the attention of major players in the investment world.
Adena Friedman is the CEO of Nasdaq, and specifically said in the interview, “Certainly Nasdaq would consider becoming a crypto exchange over time. If we do look at it and say ‘it’s time, people are ready for a more regulated market,’ for something that provides a fair experience for investors.”
Friedman went on to say, “I believe that digital currencies will continue to persist it’s just a matter of how long it will take for that space to mature. Once you look at it and say, ‘do we want to provide a regulated market for this?’ Certainly Nasdaq would consider it.”
A more immediate move from Nasdaq, however, was recently announced. They are collaborating with the crypto-exchange Gemini, which was founded by the Winklevoss twins, who are heavily invested into crypto now. The deal would grant Gemini access to the surveillance technology used by Nasdaq to ensure a system offers a fair marketplace.
While this may not be a huge change immediately, it is a big step for the future of crypto-trading.