Industry Survey: Financial Exchanges Are Still Split On Cryptocurrency

Managed financial exchanges are discussing how to benefit from interest in crypto, an industry group said on Tuesday, yet 33% of respondents to its most recent review said they brought no plans to the table for the resource class.

Exchanges said they were worried about an absence of uniform administrative guidelines, market unpredictability and the potential for network safety chances connecting with crypto resources, a report from the London-based World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) said.

Of 29 exchanges that answered a study by the WFE – whose individuals incorporate U.S.- based Nasdaq, Germany’s Deutsche Boerse and Switzerland’s SIX Group – 12 proposition crypto-related items or administrations while 17 don’t, it said, without naming the respondents.

The gathering said of those with no current crypto-related contributions, only seven wanted to present them in future, while 10 didn’t.

Crypto costs plunged in 2022 after a progression of implodes at top crypto firms, including FTX, left investors with enormous misfortunes, provoking legislators to move forward calls for guidelines.

According to the WFE survey, 38% of exchanges have established or plan to establish working groups to concentrate on crypto-related services or assets.

A little more than a fourth of respondents said they expect crypto resources for become standard soon, the WFE said.

“Crypto is more important than anything else to our individuals and we are all in steady exchange with them about how to benefit from the new open doors nearby,” said WFE Chief Nandini Sukumar.

Mainstream financial institutions have long expressed interest in the potential for blockchain – the innovation behind cryptocurrencies – to be utilized during the time spent giving and exchanging conventional monetary resources. However, the technology has not yet been utilized on a significant scale.

On Monday, the London Stock Exchange Group said it was investigating utilizing blockchain to fabricate a framework “to raise and move capital across resource classes”, however that this wouldn’t include building anything around crypto resources.