Fidelity’s Crypto Platform In “Final Testing”
The broader crypto industry was shocked on mid-October, when Fidelity Investments, a Boston-based investment giant with tens of thousands of clients, and similarly impressive assets under management, revealed that it would be launching a pro-Bitcoin crypto platform. This platform, now known as Fidelity Digital Assets Services (FDAS), headed by Tom Jessop, was marketed as a way for Fidelity’s 13,000 institutional clients to gain access to top-of-the-line cryptocurrency custody and trade execution.
While many were caught off guard by this announcement, Jessop explained in an interview with Laura Shin, a leading crypto journalist, that Fidelity’s Bitcoin ambitions started in 2014, when the company began to research and even test the flagship cryptocurrency. Rumor has it that Fidelity also set up a semi-mining farm, likely in a bid to understand blockchain technology more in-depth.
And eventually, after years of experimentation, the…
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