Barclays Can Open Crypto Trading Desk

Bank is gauging how interested clients of the bank would be in a crypto-specific trading desk
17 April 2018   669

Barclays, the second-largest bank in the U.K. by assets, is weighing the launch of a cryptocurrency trading desk. This is reported by Coindesk.

A source familiar with the situation told that the bank assesses how much its customers might be interested in such a proposal. 

At present, the bank does not have definite plans for trading crypto-currencies, the source said, adding that the majority, if not all banks are considering such a possibility.

The source added that Barclays is also evaluating the reasons for providing access to trading cryptocurrencies to all its customers, including institutional investors.

Barclays has no plans at this time to build a cryptocurrency trading desk. We constantly monitor developments in the digital currency space and will continue to have a dialog with our clients on their needs and intentions in this market going forward.
 

Andrew Smith

Spokesman, Barclays

Other banks have also previously addressed this issue, the most notable of which is probably Goldman Sachs. Rumors that Goldman could provide its clients with the opportunity to trade cryptocurrencies appeared in December, but a week later the bank's CEO Lloyd Blankfein dispelled them, although he did not rule out that in the future his company might reconsider its position.

Diffusion 2019 to Gather Crypto Hackers in Berlin

World most interesting tokenised protocol teams joined forces to create one of the biggest devconf in the world
20 September 2019   106

19th-20th October 2019, Berlin, one of the IT capitals of the world, will gather representatives of blockchain, AI, IoT and Big Data industries across the globe. 350 developers are going to test their skills, by hacking with 25m+ lines of open source code. Thousand of prizes awaits the winners.

This two-day event will focus on the practical application of open-source distributed ledger technology, smart contracts, machine learning and programmable tokens, to create a new data layer.
 

Diffusion

Diffusion 2019 Attendants
Diffusion 2019 Attendants

The conference will last for two days and is focused on the practical usage of open-source blockchain technology, machine learning, programmable tokens and smart contracts with a goal to create a new data layer. 

If you are not a skilled programmer, you will find what to do, Join panels, chats, workshops. Discuss the latest topics, such as token economics, blockchain for enterprise, AI, deep learning and more. Whether you are a dev, work in IT or tech industry, geek or just interested all that new - this is a place for you. You will be able to discuss things and share knowledge with lead developers, professors, start-upers and CEOs.

Part of Diffusion 2019 Attendants
Part of Diffusion 2019 Attendants

The event will take place at the Factory Berlin.

Hype.Codes team is happy to report that our journalist is going to the Diffusion 2019 too! Anton will provide you, our dear readers, with the freshest news and announces straight from the Factory.

Also, check out the latest conference's partnership with ETHBerlin.

And now the most interesting thing. You will be able to to take part in a hackathon for free!

Apply for free place at Hackaton now!

Not a coder, but still want to attend an event? 

Get your ticket here!