German stock exchange Deutsche Boerse, working with companies to total market capitalization reaches $2 trillion. admits that will trade in bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies.
According to Bloomberg, about may 23, said the head of the exchange Department on work with clients, products and target markets Jeffrey Tessler. Speaking at a conference organized by the Association of European financial markets, he said:
We deeply study this issue.
Deutsche Boerse is among the ten largest in the world (based on the value of the companies included in their listing) of stock exchanges. On the first and second places in the list are NYSE and Nasdaq respectively, the latter declares its commitment to soon open a cryptocurrency exchange.
Like other leaders, ponders in order to start working with digital assets, Tessler said that Deutsche Boerse in the beginning trying to understand this area and to understand the views of the European regulators in this sector.
In December 2017 the media first reported that the German exchange is ready to start trading futures bitcoin, but still weighing the potential risks, including increased volatility and lack of legal norms. Note that the bitcoin price has since dropped to about $7500 compared to the December high of $20 000.