IHS Markit will doubtless be part of the cryptocurrency index recreation, the corporate’s President of Monetary Providers Adam Kansler mentioned throughout the monetary data large’s Wednesday earnings name.
Kansler advised analysts that IHS Markit already has “tactical partnerships” with crypto corporations like Lukka to supply cryptocurrency pricing and reference knowledge. These knowledge factors may type the bedrock of a cryptocurrency index product though Kansler mentioned IHS Markit presently makes use of them to assist shoppers worth portfolios.
“So it’s an space the place we’ll proceed to focus not simply on the valuations aspect, however most likely even transferring into the index aspect within the close to future as effectively,” he mentioned, referring to cryptocurrencies.
IHS Markit executives acknowledged Wednesday that bitcoin has generational momentum behind it. Chairman and CEO Lance Uggla mentioned the youthful ranks of his agency are chomping for extra merchandise within the crypto house, even when the agency has “nothing massive and important” within the pipeline.
“After all, we’ve each millennial that works for us thinks we must always have a serious pricing, knowledge companies, software program and participation round a market that’s actually legitimizing itself. So we’ve received to take it severely,” he mentioned.
IHS Markit is barreling towards a stronger stance in crypto on a number of fronts. In November, it partnered with crypto knowledge agency Lukka to develop crypto knowledge merchandise for Wall Road. And a unit of S&P International, 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.