A report produced by derivatives analysis firm, Acuiti, has revealed a growing interest in listing crypto assets among institutions, despite lingering compliance concerns. The report was compiled in partnership with exchanges, Bitstamp, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME).

The study surveyed 86 “senior executives from the buy-side, sell-side, and proprietary trading groups specialized in traditional derivatives trading, clearing and execution.”

The report also supplemented its findings by surveying trading firms which specialize in cryptocurrencies.

26% of trading firms have adopted crypto assets in some form

The report found that 17% of traditional trading firms have already adopted crypto assets — with adoption defined as “trading or enabling the trading and clearing of at least one digital asset spot or derivatives instrument.”

Looking at all trade service providers, the study found that one-in-four respondents support crypto assets. In all markets surveyed, client demand for digital assets was found to far outstrip the willingness of trading firms to list cryptocurrencies.

Sell-side firms providing digital asset services are limited to supporting either CME or…

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Author: Samuel Haig


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