Goldman Sachs does not rule out the launch of commercial operations with bitcoin and other digital currencies, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The interest of the Bank can raise the status of bitcoin in the eyes of investors and enhance the degree of discussion surrounding the cryptocurrency, which penetrates deeper into the world of traditional Finance, writes the WSJ. At the same time, the efforts of Goldman Sachs in this direction are still at an early stage and, possibly, may not occur.
Previously, Goldman Sachs has been actively interested in the technology of distributed registry, adding last summer on their official website section with a brief course on the blockchain. The Bank is included in the number of investors blockchain applications financial services Circle and the new York blockchain startup focused on Digital Asset Holdings.
In addition, in July 2017 Goldman Sachs received a patent for the settlement and clearing system SETLcoin, which is based on own cryptocurrency.
As reported, the canadian Royal Bank of Canada has integrated the blockchain that allows you to track payments between the United States and Canada in real time.
British Barclays and the blockchain-a consortium of CLS Group create a system of monetary transfers based on blockchain technology alternative SWIFT transfers.
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