Barclays Plc (LON:BARC) has been gauging its customers-rsquo; interest in the British banking giant launching a cryptocurrency trading desk, Bloomberg has reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter.

According to the sources, Barclays has so far done a preliminary assessment of demand and feasibility. One of the sources said that starting a cryptocurrency trading desk would require approval from Tim Throsby, the head of Barclay-rsquo;s investment bank, and potentially Barclays chief executive officer Jes Staley.