Better sooner than later
In spring, NASDAQ spread the word about its intentions to add XRP to its crypto asset index in the future, however, their plans suddenly changed and the thing was done on August 16. Now, XRP is officially part of the new NASDAQ market index.
Prior to that, the platform added XRP Liquid Index (XRPLX) to its service working with global financial data.
The announcement stated that this was part of NASDAQ’s cooperation with Brave New Coin, an analytical company that works in the cryptocurrency field. Brave New Coin was intending to send the data on its real-time XRP index to the global index data service run by NASDAQ (GIDS).
Awareness of XRP and Bitcoin is growing
The other day, Bakkt made headlines with its announcement that it would launch in late September and would offer Bitcoin futures at the start. In the future, the company may add top five altcoins to its trading platform too.
Anthony Pompliano on Bitcoin investments
Meanwhile, the crypto expert and investor from Morgan Creek Digital, Anthony Pompliano yesterday stated in a tweet that Bitcoin would eventually become part of every institutional investor’s portfolio.
He added a link to his recent CNBC interview to the post. In that interview, among other things, Pompliano stated three major things that prevent a global 100-percent adoption of Bitcoin and its immediate price surge:
- Global regulation;
- Only tiny part of the world’s population are aware of Bitcoin’s existence and understand how BTC and crypto in general work;
- Difficulties of buying BTC: setting up an account on an exchange, verifying it, depositing, etc.