First, Goldman Sachs (GS) CEO Lloyd Blankfein said, \u201cNo way; we don\u2019t even talk about it\u201d to cryptocurrency. Then, the company launched a cryptocurrency trading desk. Soon after, there were talks that the financial powerhouse was even considering launching its own digital currency. Now, the 63-year-old financier has announced that he will retire from the company, and things could get really interesting. Blankfein announced last week that he will more than likely leave the company after its annual dinner for retired partners in December. Despite the apparent increased attention to the cryptocurrency industry, he hasn\u2019t exactly warmed up to the space as have others. Nonetheless, he\u2019s been intelligent enough to recognize that he\u2019s not always right, and that he wouldn\u2019t allow his personal opinions to get in the way of the company\u2019s operations. Last November, Blankfein seemed extremely unsure about crypto, calling it at one point \u201cthe next step\u201d in money\u2019s evolution only to switch gears and call it a \u201ccomplete fraud\u201d later the same month. Six months later, the company is embarked on a mission to introduce cryptocurrency trading products and there\u2019s little doubt that it will stay the course. GS is moving toward cryptocurrency offerings due to customer demand and, as the space continues to mature, it would be foolish to backtrack. David Soloman, who currently serves as the company\u2019s president, will more than likely be named as the new CEO. He has been responsible for turning the company around to become one of the top ranked firms on Wall Street for corporate merger and acquisition advising. However, this is only a small part of the company\u2019s portfolio. Since 2017, Soloman has been working on a plan that would generate billions of dollars in revenue, including an expansion of operations into midsize cities, a larger online lending presence and more trading for large corporations. Soloman has already begun to structure a new senior management team, with three contenders for the soon vacated president spot. John Waldron, who co-heads the firm\u2019s investment banking division, is one of them, along with Eric S. Land and Stephen M. Scherr. Scherr oversees the consumer banking division while Land co-heads the investment banking division.