Last week, a report by Bloomberg revealed that Nasdaq, the second-largest stock exchange in the world by total capitalization, is reportedly planning to list Bitcoin (BTC) futures as early as the first quarter of 2019. This report was conformed on Tuesday by Joseph Christinat, Vice President of Nasdaq’s media team, in an exclusive interview with the Daily Express. While the cryptocurrency market has suffered significant losses in 2018, Christinat emphasized that Nasdaq’s focus on blockchain technology and cryptocurrency has long been in the works. There is no going back despite the bear market sentiment. If approved, Nasdaq’s Bitcoin futures product could have a positive impact on bitcoin, since it will be the biggest, and contracts will be settle in bitcoin.