Jeff Sprecher, the owner of New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and also some of the largest futures markets across the world, said this week that he could possibly regret not launching the Bitcoin futures. Speaking at a Goldman Sachs sponsored investors conference in New York on Tuesday, Sprecher, the CEO of Intercontinental Exchange Inc., said, “We may be stupid for not being first on that.”

When presented with questions surrounding the instrument’s adoption on the exchange, he noted: “I don’t have the answers, I wish I knew.” He echoed this stance cautioning: “I don’t know what to make of cryptocurrencies,” he admited.

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