The second largest stock exchange in the world with a market capitalization of $ 9 trillion Nasdaq is open to becoming a cryptocurrency platform in the regulated market. This was tol by CEO of the exchange Adena Friedman in an interview with CNBC.
Such recognition Adena made live on Wednesday, April 25, answering the question about what position the Nasdaq board and she herself adheres to the cryptocurrency, especially from the position of the service provider.
During the conversation, Kevin O'Leary, the leader of the Squawk Box program, raised the issue of insufficient liquidity of many crypto-exchange exchanges, suggesting that Nasdaq could be the obvious answer to this problem.
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.
She was also asked whether she herself believed in crypto-currencies.
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.
In January, Adena Fridman said that the Nasdaq exchange can make investors a unique offer in the bitcoin futures market, which will differ significantly from the services of competitors.