IHS Markit will doubtless be a part of the cryptocurrency index sport, the corporate’s President of Monetary Companies Adam Kansler stated through the monetary info big’s Wednesday earnings name.
Kansler informed analysts that IHS Markit already has “tactical partnerships” with crypto companies like Lukka to supply cryptocurrency pricing and reference information. These information factors might type the bedrock of a cryptocurrency index product though Kansler stated IHS Markit presently makes use of them to assist purchasers worth portfolios.
“So it’s an space the place we’ll proceed to focus not simply on the valuations aspect, however most likely even shifting into the index aspect within the close to future as nicely,” he stated, referring to cryptocurrencies.
IHS Markit executives acknowledged Wednesday that bitcoin has generational momentum behind it. Chairman and CEO Lance Uggla stated the youthful ranks of his agency are chomping for extra merchandise within the crypto house, even when the agency has “nothing huge and important” within the pipeline.
“After all, we’ve got each millennial that works for us thinks we should always have a serious pricing, information providers, software program and participation round a market that’s actually legitimizing itself. So we’ve received to take it severely,” he stated.
IHS Markit is barreling towards a stronger stance in crypto on a number of fronts. In November, it partnered with crypto information agency Lukka to develop crypto information merchandise for Wall Road. And a unit of S&P World, which has agreed to purchase IHS Markit for $44 billion, already has plans to construct a crypto index product with Lukka.
Representatives for IHS Markit and Lukka didn’t instantly reply to request for remark.