Cryptocurrency boom and bust over the last 18 months has lead to level heads and a clearer path forward. Regulation has been pushed through the system and now the major finanical institutions that were once announcing that they were lcommiting to researching and evaluating trading digital assets / cryptocurrencies are now making announcements that their platfroms are ready to handle transacting cryptocurrencies. The SeedCX and ErisX are the 2 CFTC regulated trading venues making this happen and are based in Chicago, the derivitives capital of the world.
TD Ameritrade has announed that they are making an investment in ErisX a regulated exchange for cryptocurrency trading to offer spot cryptocurrency trading to their customers. TD Ameritrade does already offer cryptocurrency trading using Cboe Fututres Exchange XBT contract.
Other broker dealers offering or mentioning that they will offer cryptocurrency trading include:
E*Trade which will soon offer cryptocurrency trading on BTC and ETH
Robinhood has been offering cryptocurrency trading since May 2018
Fidelity to soon launch a institutional trading under the brand Fidelity Digital Assets
CoinOpinions believes that these major finanical players will reduce friction in the sector and continue to grow the cryptocurrency sector over the coming years. We look for more announcements to come out and are optimistic and believe this will add stability and growth to digital assets that have been plagued with fraudulent players.