Bitcoin,  Innovators

    NYSE parent company developing bitcoin trading platform, confidential documents reveal

    The Silk Road intersects with Wall Street

    Formerly associated with the underworld drug trade, the cryptocurrency market continues to gain credibility. Intercontinental Exchange, the American financial giant that owns and operates 23 different exchanges (including the New York Stock Exchange), is reportedly at work on a trading platform that would welcome large, institutional investors to buy and sell bitcoin. This revelation comes from confidential emails and documents unearthed by the New York Times showing that the company aims to follow suit with other established financial institutions (like Goldman Sachs and the Chicago Board Options Exchange) by throwing its hat into the crypto ring. If these plans are realized, then it’s like a Horatio Alger story about cryptocurrency…