The future of Nasdaq is almost certainly set to include Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, thanks to CEO Adena Friedman’s bullishness towards blockchain technology.
Bullish on Blockchain
Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman is majorly into the blockchain —Bitcoin’s underlying technology — believing that the revolutionary technology will reshape our economy. She told CNN’s Poppy Harlow on Boss Files:
We see technology as a relentless change agent and our job is to embrace that change, to bring it to the industry, and make it so that our industry continues to be a very successful industry in the next decade or even beyond that.
Friedman is pushing to expand Nasdaq’s offerings into the world of digital assets and cryptocurrencies, as opposed to keeping it rooted entirely in traditional stocks. Part of this push included a new deal with Bitcoin bulls Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss. The twins own the popular Gemini cryptocurrency exchange, which will utilize Nasdaq’s technology to ensure compliance. Explained Nasdaq’s CEO:
There are a lot of exciting things in the machine intelligence space. There are a lot of exciting things in the trading space. [Blockchain] takes …
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