The founder and head of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), a company that owns the New York Stock Exchange, Jeffrey Spratcher, said that bitcoin could become the world currency for making global payments.
“Bitcoin will greatly facilitate the movement of global money. It has the potential to become the first world currency. “
Today it became known that ICE, in partnership with Starbucks, Microsoft and several other companies, is working on the upcoming launch of Bakkt – a platform for making payments, buying and selling crypto-currencies. ICE will help affiliate retailers accept payments in BTC and other digital currencies on a daily basis.
In addition to the retail aspect, ICE plans to help traditional financial companies attract younger investors by including in the list of available assets crypto currency.
Back in April, Spratcher said:
“In my opinion, there is a trend that can not be ignored, and therefore I do not discount it. People are more trusting a guy named Satoshi Nakamoto, whom no one has ever seen before the US Federal Reserve. “