Goldman Sachs to offer Bitcoin futures trading in partnership with Galaxy Digital

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Goldman Sachs has debuted a Bitcoin (BTC) futures buying and selling product for its consumer in collaboration with crypto funding big Galaxy Digital.

In keeping with CNBC, the move marks the primary time the Wall Road financial institution has partnered with a digital asset-based liquidity supplier. Galaxy Digital co-president Damien Vanderwilt stated the corporate supplied a gateway to the crypto house permitting a tightly regulated entity like Goldman to supply crypto-related funding merchandise.

Goldman will reportedly offer CME Group Bitcoin futures for its shoppers, marking one other enlargement of its lately established crypto buying and selling desk. The transfer follows swiftly on the heels of an earlier announcement by the financial institution about debuting Ether (ETH) futures and choices.

For Vanderwilt, Goldman providing BTC futures buying and selling will assist to onboard extra institutional buyers into the crypto funding house which the Galaxy government argued will assist to scale back value volatility.

Vanderwilt additionally remarked that the transfer would serve for instance to different Wall Road banks that crypto publicity is feasible.

Certainly, as beforehand reported by Cointelegraph, the demand for crypto exposure seems to be growing on Wall Street with some banks lately asserting plans to determine buying and selling desks for the novel asset class.

Associated: Goldman Sachs analysts divided over whether Bitcoin is an ‘investable asset class’

Max Minton, Goldman Sachs head of digital property for the Asia-Pacific area acknowledged that providing Bitcoin futures buying and selling was a part of the banks’ aim of offering entry to its shoppers’ most well-liked property, including:

“In 2021, this now contains crypto, and we’re happy to have discovered a associate with a broad vary of liquidity venues and differentiated derivatives capabilities spanning the cryptocurrency ecosystem.”

Regardless of the approaching announcement from the financial institution, a number of Goldman figures are nonetheless reportedly not sold on Bitcoin as an “investable asset class.” Earlier in June, the financial institution’s commodities chief argued that BTC was more similar to a “risk-on” asset like copper somewhat than an inflation hedge like gold.