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加密货币交易计划暂时搁浅,但高盛不会离开

投资银行高盛(Goldman Sachs)暂时搁置了推出加密货币交易平台的计划。然而就在上个月还有传言称这家金融巨头加大了在数字资产方面的投资力度。

高盛的加密货币交易计划暂时搁浅

从昨日开始,加密货币市场全线下跌,比特币24小时跌幅达到12.53%。有消息称华尔街暂时对数字资产失去了兴趣。高盛发言人表示:

鉴于客户对数字产品的兴趣,我们正在研究如何为他们提供最好的服务。目前我们尚未对数字资产服务的形式达成一致意见。

Etoro的市场分析师Mati Greenspan说:

近年来,加密货币市场关注的重点就是华尔街是否能够接纳加密货币。因此,任何有关这方面的消息都能够撼动币价,就算消息不是真的,也可能造成加密货币市场的恐慌性抛售。

高盛一直都对加密货币很有兴趣,他们是为数不多的几家率先开始清算比特币期货的金融机构之一。这家金融机构计划搁置加密货币交易计划,但观察者认为这项计划本身就代表了其对加密货币价值的认可。

不会放弃加密货币

据Business Insider报道,这个计划之所以搁浅是因为加密货币领域依然存在监管的不确定性。高盛管理层建议在监管方面多下点工夫,这样才能安全地进入这个领域。

从去年开始就有很多人推测高盛进军加密货币领域只是时间问题。然而,一年的时间可以发生很多事情,而且也已经发生了很多事情。加密货币市值暴涨,然后又暴跌。美国证券交易委员会(SEC)接连驳回比特币ETF申请导致加密货币市值再度下滑,因此也让高盛管理层变得越来越没有信心。

Business Insider总结道:

据知情人士透露,加密货币交易计划已经不再是高盛进军该市场的首要任务,但未来可能会重启这项技术。不过,暂时高盛依然会专注于其它项目,例如加密货币托管产品,这就意味着该投行即将持有加密货币,并且为客户跟踪币价走势。很多市场观察者都说,要想让大型企业安心交易比特币,就需要有一些信誉良好的托管机构来帮助其管理加密货币储备。

Investment bank Goldman Sachs is ditching its plans to open a cryptocurrency trading desk, reports detail. It was only early last month when rumors circulated that the legacy financial institution was even doubling down on their digital asset fever. That appears not to be the case anymore, and markets are not taking the news well.

Goldman Sachs Drops Crypto Trading Desk Plans

Crypto markets are down sharply, with bitcoin core (BTC) falling by as much as 5.3 percent on news Wall Street is out of love with the idea of digital assets, at least for now. “In response to client interest in various digital products we are exploring how best to serve them in this space. At this point we have not reached a conclusion on the scope of our digital asset offering,” Goldman Sachs spokesperson explained.

Etoro market analyst Mati Greenspan noted, “The expectation of adoption by Wall Street has been a major theme for the cryptocurrency market for the last year, so any kind of updates on that can certainly move the prices. Even if it’s not true, it should be enough to cause a minor selloff like this in cryptocurrencies.”

Goldman Sachs has an interesting relationship with crypto in that it was among the first to actively clear bitcoin futures from Chicago’s CME and Cboe late last year. The legacy financial institution is reportedly dropping all plans to open a trading desk for cryptocurrencies, however. Having an investment bank with its pull and power was seen by observers as previously handing over its seal of approval, a very valuable imprimatur on cryptocurrency.

Not Completely Done with Crypto, but Backing Away for Now

Reporting from Business Insider claims Goldman has backed out of those plans. Citing too much ambiguity in the regulatory space surrounding crypto, executives pulled the plug on the desk, urging more needs to be done in terms of regulation before a regulated bank such as itself can confidently dabble.

Speculation about Goldman and crypto goes all the way to last year, when most considered its entrance to be a matter of time. However, a lot can happen in a year, and a lot has. From skyrocketing valuations and market caps, cryptocurrencies have come way back down to earth. Combine prices plummeting with bitcoin ETF denial after denial from the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and a bleak picture began to form for executives.

On the news, bitcoin belched up more than 5 percent in minutes. Ethereum, Ripple, and Litecoin did basically the same, with ether giving up double digits.

Business Insider concluded, “As part of that decision, Goldman has moved plans to open a desk for trading cryptocurrencies further down a list of priorities for how it can participate in cryptocurrency markets, the people said. It may revive these plans later, they added. But for now, Goldman is focusing on other projects such as a custody product for crypto, which would mean that the bank holds cryptocurrency and, potentially, keeps track of price changes on behalf of large fund clients. Many market observers have said that for large institutional firms to get comfortable trading bitcoin, there need to be reputable custody offerings to safeguard holdings.”


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