Goldman Sachs starts trading Ethereum-linked derivative 

What

US bank GoldmanSachs has begun to offer an Ethereum-linked product for trading

Why

It offers institutional investors indirect exposure to the cryptocurrency

What next

The offering could signal an interest among institutional investors in Ethereum

The story

US bank GoldmanSachs has begun trading in an Ethereum-linked derivative.

The product is an Ethereum non-deliverable forward (NDF), a foreign exchange derivatives product traded over the counter that pays out based on the price of ether. It is aimed at institutional investors looking for exposure to the cryptocurrency.

The bank has long been a backer of crypto startups, including CertiK, a blockchain security outfit, and now the launch of a specific crypto product highlights its intentions to become more active in this industry.

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