Bitcoin ticker is already available on Bloomberg terminal, but only to employees

Last updated on August 11th, 2013 at 08:03 pm

The well-known Bloomberg terminal already has a Bitcoin ticker, but for now the feature is only available to the platform’s employees, according to the website BTC Geek, who revealed the story a few days ago.

The terminal is a computer system that gathers real-time financial market data and place trades, making the information available to finance and industry professionals that use the Bloomberg Professional service.

BTC Geek says the Bitcoin ticker has recently been released, but only to the employees, collecting the data from Mt. Gox and Tradehill. As stated by the website, the ticker might still be in a test stage.

If confirmed, this could mean a major boost in Bitcoin’s legitimacy in one of the most important territories for any type of currency: the world of high finance. Basically, if Bloomberg sees this information as useful, it means the financial experts out there see it too. So it can be just a matter of time until we see this feature go publicaccording to TechCrunch, the Bitcoin ticker should make its way to regular Bloomberg terminal customers under the label XBT.

Maria Santos

Maria is an experienced journalist currently living in the UK. She has been writing about Bitcoin and the altcoin universe since 2013. She is also a member of the Lifeboat Foundation's New Money Systems Board and a big cryptocurrency supporter.
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