American Express’ Venture Arm Invests in a Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

American Express’ Venture Arm Invests in a Cryptocurrency Trading Platform

American Express says its venture arm, Amex Ventures has invested in Falconx the cryptocurrency trading platform that focuses on serving institutional trading clients. Amex’s investment, which was announced during a record-breaking week for bitcoin, underscores the credit card issuer’s desire to cash in on the growing institutional interest in cryptocurrencies. Amex Venture’s Long Term Interest in Cryptos According to a report, Amex Ventures’ acquisition of a stake in Falconx is the culmination of an investigation into cryptocurrencies that took an unknown number....


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