The President and CEO of Nasdaq Inc. Adena Friedman has denied the information about the launch of exchange of futures for bitcoin. She explained that they had only just begun to explore the possibilities of introducing financial instruments BTC on the exchange.
Recall that the launch of derivatives for bitcoin number one on the Nasdaq told the Wall Street Journal. It was reported that this should happen in the first half of 2018. However, according to CNBC, Friedman refused to confirm information about the timing of the launch of futures.
At the event in Helsinki, Finland, Friedman said:
“In fact, we don’t yet announced. In fact, we continue to evaluate bitcoins as an asset class, which can exist in a more regulated market environment.”
In an interview with the head of Nasdaq has only confirmed that the work on the instrument is:
“I would say that we are negotiating with customers and partners on implementation plans to launch futures on bitcoin in the future.”
Friedman also noted that there are certain financial instruments, including exchange traded funds (ETFs) that can be used to regulate bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. She added that exchange-traded funds (ETF) has previously been placed on the Nasdaq Nordics.