State Street is helping build a crypto trading platform for institutions
April 8, 2021, 8:00AM EDT
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U.S. banking giant State Street, with over $3 trillion worth of assets under management, is helping build a cryptocurrency trading platform for institutions.
State Street's Currenex unit has partnered with Arcane Crypto-backed Pure Digital for the initiative. (Currenex provides technology to institutional foreign exchange or FX platforms).
London-based Pure Digital is building an over-the-counter (OTC) crypto trading platform for institutional investors, and Currenex is providing infrastructure for it.
"Currenex is thrilled to leverage our experience and expertise in the FX and digital asset trading marketplace to provide Pure Digital with robust technology and infrastructure for this exciting digital currency trading initiative," said David Newns, global head of execution services for GlobalLink at State Street Global Markets.
Pure Digital's crypto venue is expected to go live in the "middle of 2021" and will be "multi-custodial," meaning investors could choose a custodian of their choice.
State Street and other banks will reportedly use the platform to enable crypto trading for their clients.
Adidas Originals, a brand of the German sportswear clothing firm Adidas, announced a partnership with the crypto exchange Coinbase in a Wednesday tweet. Details about the partnership are scant, however.