Urvashi Verma

Nasdaq CEO Gives Big Thumbs Up to Crypto

Adena Friedman, CEO of Nasdaq, says the exchange is open to providing a regulated market to cryptocurrencies and ICOs
Nasdaq CEO Gives Big Thumbs Up to Crypto

Amidst negative media hype and a slight fall in values Wednesday, Adena Friedman, CEO of Nasdaq, re-affirmed that cryptocurrencies are here to stay.

Friedman told CNBC news today:

“Certainly Nasdaq would consider becoming a crypto-exchange in time. Once you look at it and say ‘do we want to provide a regulated market for this?' Certainly, Nasdaq would consider it."

Friedman further added that she agrees with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that ICOs are like securities and need to be regulated.

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