For Lloyd Blankfein, bitcoin just isn’t his thing.
The Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO said in an interview on Tuesday that “it’s not for me” when asked about the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization. Appearing at the Economic Club of New York, he remarked:
“I don’t do it. I don’t own bitcoin.”
Blankfein has struck a kind of middle-of-the-road tone on cryptocurrencies in the past, which is notable considering that his firm is reportedly toeing the waters of services built around the tech.
The investment banking giant is said to have developed plans for a bitcoin futures trading operation, according to New York Times, with an eye on growing that capacity depending on the results and approval from regulators.
In a previous interview with Bloomberg in November, Blankfein said…
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