Quant Trading Firm Calls Crypto Trading a ‘Clear Growth Area’


Jane Street, “a quantitative trading firm with a unique focus on technology and collaborative problem solving”, says crypto trading represent a “clear growth area.” It trades a wide range of products, including equities, futures, commodities, options, Bonds, digital Assets, and currencies.

According to a report by Bloomberg, Jane Street is “a major player” in cryptocurrency trading. The firm, which first began trading crypto in 2017, “provides liquidity for a range of digital assets from Bitcoin and Ethereum to some of the meme coins popular on social media.” It serves as one of the market makers for popular zero-fee trading trading platform Robinhood. It is also working with decentralized exchanges (DEXes).

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Turner Batty, a trader at Jane Street who helped establish the crypto desk, told Bloomberg that crypto trading has been a “clear growth area” for the past 16 months. Batty said the number of Jane Street employees working on crypto was at an all-time high, with dozens incorporating some form of crypto into their jobs, ranging from taxation to accounting. 

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Mina Nguyen, head of institutional strategy at Jane Street, said he was seeing increased demand for crypto across a breadth of institutions. She told Bloomberg that asset managers, endowments, and family offices were positioning themselves in the event that the U.S. regulatory climate around crypto becomes more favorable.  

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