Palantir Technologies (NYSE:PLTR) Chief Operating Officer Shyam Sankar said Tuesday he thinks the company’s new crypto software will be a “massive accelerant for crypto companies.”
- Earlier this year Palantir, a data analytics software company that was co-founded by billionaire Peter Thiel, released its Foundry software to serve the cryptocurrency market.
- “We are super excited about Foundry for crypto,” Sankar said on the company’s third-quarter earnings call, adding, “We think we’re going to be a massive accelerant for crypto companies.” He noted that the company’s clients are “welcome to pay us in crypto.”
- Palantir sees itself being a fit for crypto firms that require “industrialized compliance solutions.” The company said it is leveraging its anti-money laundering and know-your-customer expertise for potential crypto-exposed clients.
- In October, Palantir added blockchain data analytics firm Elementus to its Foundry for Builders Program, which provides startups with access to the flagship Foundry data intelligence software.
- Overall for the quarter, Palantir met earnings estimates and beat revenue estimates, but the growth in its government revenue fell short of analyst expectations. Palantir shares were trading 8.8% lower Tuesday at $24.40.
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