British investment bank Barclays returned to the issue of crypto currency, after its CEO denied the information about the preparations for the launch of a specialized unit to trade them. This is reported Financial News.
In May 2018, Jesse Staley told the shareholders of the bank that he maintains a skeptical attitude towards crypto-currencies because of the problems of their regulation. According to a new publication Financial News, the bank can still launch its own "project in the field of digital assets."
To study this issue, a high-level team was already assembled, chaired by the former head of energy trading Chris Tayrr. It also includes Marvin Barth, in charge of the macro strategy in the emerging markets and foreign exchange markets, and an expert on the blockchain Lee Brain, who is one of the leaders of the technological division of the bank..
Last month, it became known that Barclays filed two patent applications for blockchain technology, designed to optimize the procedures for customer identification and bank transfers.