Unfazed by FTX fiasco, Goldman Sachs eyes investments in crypto market

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Goldman Sachs plans to spend millions of dollars to buy or invest in undervalued crypto companies in the post-FTX implosion market depression, as it sees long-term market opportunity, according to Reuters on Tuesday.

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  • Mathew McDermott, Goldman’s head of digital assets, said in an interview with Reuters last month that the investment bank sees “interesting” investment opportunities at “reasonable prices.”
  • The investment bank is doing due diligence on crypto companies and provided no further details.
  • McDermott added that FTX’s downfall has eroded sentiment and set the market back, but the underlying technology remained intact; and the fiasco intensified the need for more “trustworthy and regulated” market participants.
  • FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November. Its implosion also resulted in market contagion that spread to crypto lenders BlockFi and Genesis.
  • See related article: Who is exposed to FTX? A running compilation on a rapidly moving target 

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