According to Jeffrey Spratcher, founder of the world’s largest intercontinental exchange market operator Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the company is still considering the possibility of launching futures contracts for crypto-currencies, as the CBOE and CME competitors have already done.
“There is a trend that, I believe, should not be ignored,” Spratcher said during an interview on Bloomberg TV. “People trust a guy named Satoshi Nakamoto, who has never been met, more than the US Federal Reserve”
He also added that people feel more comfortable with technology than with governmental and public organizations.
Intercontinental Exchange is based in Atlanta and is the owner of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), which it acquired in 2013, as well as a number of other exchanges and payment platforms around the world. At the same time, the ICE is playing an increasingly important role in the financial data space: in 2016, 44% of the company’s net revenues came from sales of such data and associated commissions.
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