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Institutional investors at State Street are unfazed by the crypto winter

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State Street executive, traditional finance companies will likely continue to introduce new products in the future due to the institutional "confidence that the asset class is here to stay."

Major bank State Street claims that institutional investors have continued to be interested in blockchain technology and digital assets and have not been impacted by the current crypto winter. In an interview with Australian news outlet Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) on Sunday, Irfan Ahmad, the Asia Pacific digital lead for the bank's cryptocurrency division State Street Digital, emphasised that despite the market's notable volatility in June and July.

In May, three cryptocurrency exchange-traded funds (ETFs) from Cosmos Asset Management and 21Shares were listed on the Cboe Australia platform. Asset management Monochrome has just been given the go-ahead to launch the country's first spot crypto ETF in August with an Australian financial services licence.

Particularly for the Cosmos Purpose Bitcoin Access ETF, State Street is the fund manager. In the "very near future," further bitcoin product releases are anticipated in Australia, according to Ahmad, who made no specific names known. About the potential means by which they could launch things or the potential future extent of our capacity to enable such launches. he said, Recently, the way that our clients communicate with us has become more practical.

The Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and Australian financial goliaths like ANZ and NAB, however, have focused more on stablecoins and traditional asset tokenization than specific cryptocurrency investments. The Commonwealth Bank's temporary cryptocurrency trading business was shut down permanently in May due to regulatory uncertainties.

Large American businesses have recently made large investments in the bitcoin market, including BlackRock. The $10 trillion asset management partnered with Coinbase last month to launch a private spot Bitcoin (BTC) trust in order to provide institutional clients with direct access to cryptocurrencies.

Ryan Rugg and David Cunningham, two significant executives, joined Citigroup's Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) division in August. TTS is in charge of handling the company's institutional cryptocurrency offers. Rugg came as the global head of digital assets for TTS, and Cunningham was hired as the director and strategic partner development for digital assets at the business.

In response to the rising demand for the yield-bearing asset prior to the Merge, the Swiss digital asset banking platform SEBA Bank has launched the institutional Ether (ETH) staking service on September 7.



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