It appears that Nasdaq may be in the early stages of listing Bitcoin on their exchange, as a glitch revealed a Bitcoin (BTC) product on a TD Ameritrade account on Monday morning.
A Twitter user by the name of Cryptopolis, who’s also a quantitative analyst at StrongMarket, was the one who spotted the glitch. According to Cryptopolis, the Bitcoin (BTC) product was trading under the “CXERX” ticker on Nasdaq and began trading on April 10, 2019.
BREAKING: BTC is now being traded on the Nasdaq! I bought one BTC through my TDAmeritrade account! According to the chart it started trading April 10, 2019!! Other digital assets are soon to follow!! 🚀🚀🚀 pic.twitter.com/1VgE1Whoa4
— Cryptopolis (@cryptopolis_x) April 22, 2019
The aforementioned Twitter user also claimed to have bought 1 full BTC through his Ameritrade account for a price of $5,335. However, he later provided a follow-up tweet updating his following on the scenario and stated:
“UPDATE: According to TDAmeritrade support – it’s not a real trade in my account – it appears they are testing only using their Paper Trading platform. Support said ‘I’m not able to speak on it’ -They did not know what CXERX is. Strange… But something is going on for sure!”
Along with his updated explanation, Cryptopolis provided a screenshot of his conversation with Ameritrade support:
All in all, if this series of events proves anything, it’s that something fishy is going on at Nasdaq.
Either the world’s largest stock exchange had a glitch that listed its early iteration of the exchange’s rumored cryptocurrency futures onto consumer platforms, or Nasdaq is getting ready for a stock market crash and listing Bitcoin (BTC) to prepare.
The latter comment is a joke, but regardless, its something interesting to think about.
What do you think about this odd turn of events? Is Nasdaq really going to list Bitcoin on the world’s largest stock exchange? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.