The second oldest bank in the US, State Street, announced on Thursday that it will partner with Pure Digital to create a "unique wholesale digital currency trading platform" aimed at institutions. Specifically, State Street's Currenex will provide the underlying trading technology for Pure Digital's "fully automated, high throughput OTC market for digital assets and cryptocurrencies with physical delivery and bank custody." Currenex previously provided market-leading technology to the FX community. Pure Digital and State Street also said they "intend to further explore the digital currency trading space," in a press release on Thursday. The platform will go live in mid-2021, according to Pure Digital. "We are excited to partner with Currenex, an industry leader in FX, on this initiative; as we work to transpose FX infrastructure to the crypto space via a bank-led consortium." Lauren Kiley, CEO of Pure Digital, said in a statement announcing the partnership on Thursday. Lauren Kiley also told CoinDesk that "State Street is one of the many banks that will be...read more...