|Founded||Feb. 8, 1971|
|Headquarters||New York, NY, USA|
|Key People||Adena Friedman, CEO|
|Products||Exchange offering products covering multiple asset classes|
Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) is a global provider of trading, clearing, exchange technology, listing, information and public company services. Nasdaq is the creator of the world's first electronic stock market, and its technology powers more than 90 marketplaces in 50 countries, and 1-in-10 of the world's securities transactions. It is home to more than 3,900 listed companies with a market value of approximately $12 trillion and approximately 18,000 corporate clients.
Nasdaq's current CEO, Adena Friedman, has said that she is "optimistic" about the future of cryptocurrency and blockchain/distributed ledger technology. She also said that the technology feels like the "right next step in the space of currency." In June, Friedman said that cryptocurrencies are at "the height of hype," and that they will become a "financial element of the Internet."
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- Cryptocurrencies at 'Height of Hype Cycle,' Nasdaq CEO Says. Bloomberg.