Lloyd Blankfein, which is the General Director of the largest investment Bank Goldman Sachs, has repeatedly said about the inappropriateness of the use of bitcoins in commercial transactions.
However, the company specializiruetsya on providing services to clients, management of sale operations on derivatives of bitcoin.
In an interview with CNBC, CEO of Goldman Sachs said that despite their activities, they do not rely on the cryptocurrency market.
It is worth saying that the Bank was one of the members of the Finance Circle Internet Financial in 2015. So, the size of the investment is $ 50 million Project allows users to make transactions with bitcoin. Also one of the areas – the service Circle Pay that allows you to send and receive Fiat currency.
The second core product – Trade, supplying liquidity to digital assets such as BTC.
The amount of monthly transactions is $ 2 billion According to representatives of this direction, the Trade will be relevant for stock exchanges, large organizations and in General, the entire market of digital currencies.
The Bank bought a stake through his investment group, PSI, which allowed us to make investments in the technical component of the company.
According to information published on the official website, the staff in the unit PSI is equal to 20 people.
Note that the share Circle was purchased in 2015, when the price of bitcoin was $ 250. Since that time, the price of cryptomonad increased by more than 4000%. Today BTC is hard to call the actual means of payments. Rather, it is a speculative asset.
In the draft claim that in the spring of 2017 they also plan to start Invest, which is an application for retail customers. At the same time, the Bank, featuring serious grip, was now linked with digital currencies.