A New York Times report this morning confirms that the Wall Street bank, which has a storied history, plans to begin trading the newest investment instrument on the block in the next few weeks. According to the report, Goldman will use its own money to trade bitcoin futures contracts and is working to develop a new type of derivative – non-deliverable forward (probably named so because bitcoin futures are cash-settled)

Former CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler dialed up the conversation on cryptocurrencies this week at the MIT Business of Blockchain conference by wading into contentious topics related to cryptocurrency regulation. His talk spanned a broad range of topics but the most controversial aspect of his speech related to the status of Ethereum’s ether and Ripple’s XRP as securities.