During a conference held on February 8, the head of digital assets at the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation stressed that “the crypto industry is not going anywhere anymore.”. Michael Demissie noted that institutional investors continue to be actively interested in digital assets.
“We see that clients are extremely interested in a wide variety of digital assets,” DeMissy said.
The top manager of BMY Mellon backed up his words with the results of a survey conducted by the bank last fall. The researchers reported that almost 90% of respondents expressed interest in tokenization and digital assets in general.. At the same time, Demissy emphasized that institutionalists simply need transparent regulation of the industry:
“We absolutely need clear regulations. Reliable and responsible industry participants are needed who can offer reliable services and increase investor confidence. It is important to take a responsible approach to work in the field of digital currencies,” said Demissi.
Last October, BNY Mellon became the first major US bank to launch digital asset custody services.