A story from The New York Times claims that the New York Stock Exchange is working to create an online exchange that will enable investors to trade in Bitcoin. At this time the paper has not given any proof to the claim, but said it will be operating through the NYSE's parent company, the Intercontinental Exchange.
Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) is an American-based company that owns exchanges for financial and commodity markets. It operates 23 regulated exchanges and marketplaces, which includes ICE futures exchanges in the US, Canada and in Europe. ICE also operates and owns six central clearning houses and has offices in New York, London, Chicago, Houston, Winnipeg, Amsterdam, Calgary, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Tel Aviv and Singapore.
According to The New York Times the leaked documents show future plans for a Bitcoin exchange. The report says the information came by way of an employee inside the exchange wanting to remain anonymous due to the plans still being marked confidential.
The news for a new Bitcoin exchange comes just recently after Goldman Sachs made public notice that it would be opening up a Bitcoin trading operation, which is the first of its type on Wall Street.