Global investment bank Goldman Sachs has entered cryptocurrency trading with a team dedicated to managing digital assets, CNBC reported.

  • In an internal memo, Goldman Sachs announced the formation of a cryptocurrency team that will be part of the Global Currencies and Emerging Markets (CGEM).
  • The team will report to Goldman Partner Rajesh Venkataramani who authored the memo. It will also be within the firm’s Digital Assets effort led by Mathew McDermott.
  • According to Venkataramani, the bank has already successfully executed trades involving Bitcoin non-deliverable forwards and CME BTC futures.
  • The trades were settled in cash on a principal basis, as Venkatarmani noted the bank is not in a position to trade any cryptocurrency on a physical basis.
  • Goldman Sachs will “selectively onboard” new liquidity providers as it seeks to expand its offering.
  • The lender this week also launched its Digital Assets dashboard which clients access to data and news on intraday cryptocurrency markets.

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