Fidelity just made it easier for hedge funds and other pros to invest in cryptocurrencies

Fidelity Investments, which administers more than $7.2 trillion in client assets, announced a new and separate company called Fidelity Digital Asset Services on Monday. The firm will handle custody for cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin and will execute trades on multiple exchanges for investors such as hedge funds and family offices. Other crypto co...
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4 ETF Drawbacks Potentially Hindering Future Bitcoin Growth

  A lot of industry experts have high hopes for Bitcoin ETFs. These investment vehicles are primarily designed to attract more institutional investors, assuming such a vehicle ever gets approved. At the same time, there are several downsides to ETFs which could hinder the long-term growth of the Bitcoin industry. 4. Intraday Price Concerns In ...
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Looking Past ETFs, What Will Bring Institutionalised Investors to Bitcoin?

  Ever since the Winklevoss Twins first penned a Bitcoin-ETF proposal for the SEC, there has been a lot of excitement but also trepidation around this institutionalized product. Many in the space believe that a Bitcoin ETF will open the floodgates in terms of new institutionalized money coming into the market. However, the SEC, as the gatekeep...
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World Bank President Now Believes That The Blockchain Has “Huge Potential”

The president of the world bank group Jim Yong Kim has expressed his view that blockchain technology has "huge potential" and that the bank should keep pace with innovative technologies. Kim's remarks came at the international monetary fund (IMF) and the world bank's annual meeting in Bali, Indonesia. Kim spoke of the importance of addressing pover...
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Nasdaq Reportedly Considers Creating Platform for Cryptocurrency Security Tokens

  Inside sources say Nasdaq is looking to create a platform for cryptocurrency security tokens. This development is the latest in a series of reports of the U.S.-based stock exchange operator taking steps to enter the digital asset space. Nasdaq and Cryptocurrency Security Tokens According to reports, Nasdaq plans to develop a platform where c...
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CHINESE GOVERNMENT MAY WIELD POWER TO DESTROY BITCOIN

  China has played a critical role in the crypto markets for several years now. A new paper written by academics from Princeton University and Florida International University suggests that China's growing influence over Bitcoin's key infrastructure has given the Chinese government the ability to heavily shape, or even destroy, Bitcoin. Bitcoi...
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Crypto Fund’ Approved to Manage Cryptocurrency Investments in Switzerland

Emerging Swiss virtual currency fund, Crypto Fund AG, said on Tuesday it had been given an asset management license by the Financial Market Supervisory Authority (Finma). The license allows the company to manage crypto-related investments within Switzerland and to solicit for others elsewhere. Crypto Fund will also be authorized to provide investme...
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Yale’s ‘Warren Buffett’ Invests in New Crypto Fund

US investor David Swensen, who manages Yale University's $30 billion endowment, is now betting on the crypto market by investing in a cryptocurrency-oriented fund that raised $400 million, people familiar with the matter told CNBC and Bloomberg . Paradigm, as the new fund is called, was launched by Fred Ehrsam, who co-founded crypto exchange Coinba...
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Vitalik Buterin shares major developments in Ethereum Foundation over past 15 months

  Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin was recently asked about the "biggest changes" that have taken place in Ethereum Foundation over the past 15 months. This came up after Buterin tweeted stating that Ethereum has undergone a massive change over the past 15 months. In response to the query, Buterin put forward four points explaining the deve...
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Circle Acquires Crowdfunding Platform and Broker-Dealer SeedInvest

  Cryptocurrency finance company Circle Internet Financial Ltd. has acquired equity crowdfunding platform and broker-dealer SeedInvest, according to an announcement published October 5. Exact terms of the transaction were not disclosed. New York-based SeedInvest was founded in 2012 as a startup investing platform. Since then, the company has r...
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Renown Wall Street Financial Advisor Ric Edelman Joins Bitwise Asset Management

  Popular Wall Street Financial Advisor Ric Edelman Joins Bitwise Legendary wall street advisor Ric Edelman recently revealed that he has invested in Bitwise Asset Management . Edelman is the founder of Edelman Financial Services, lately named the No. 1 Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) firm in the country for 2018 by Barron's, with $22 bill...
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Yale University's Investment Office Has Invested in $300 Million Crypto Fund, Inside Sources Report

  David Swenson , the chief investment officer at Yale University, a private American Ivy League research-focused university, has reportedly invested in giant venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz's $300 million cryptocurrency fund - which is "designed to include the best features of traditional venture capital, update to the modern crypto ...
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Venture Capital Firms Rush into Blockchain, Investing Way More Than in 2017: Diar Study

 Now that ICOs are becoming less popular, according to some experts, venture capitalists keep investing in Blockchain-oriented companies — funding them directly, a new Diar report claims. Boost of 'business angels' investment A recent report by Diar says that almost $4 bln of VC investment came to Blockchain startups during Q1-Q3 of 2018. Appa...
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IOTA partners with BitPanda, IOTA Hub to ensure operational security

Recently, BitPanda, a leading European retail cryptocurrency exchange announced that they will be offering trading services for IOTA [MIOTA]. The exchange platform is also one of the first exchanges to support IOTA Hub. According to the post, the collaboration makes BitPanda one of the first companies in the production platform to fully utilize the...
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Shapeshift CEO Responds to Wall Street Journal Laundering Claims

  Reporters at the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) tied innovative ecosystem cryptocurrency exchange Shapeshift to money laundering. "How Dirty Money Disappears Into the Black Hole of Cryptocurrency," was its published product from months of investigative journalism. The company's CEO, Erik Voorhees, claims cooperation with the WSJ was obtained "und...
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Goldman Sachs Launches US Dollar Coin (Fedcoin). Coinbase To Become The Crypto Regulatory Agency (360+)

  Goldman Sachs startup Circle, the Boston-based crypto finance company, has gone live with its stablecoin called the US Dollar Coin, or USDC . This is the first cryptocurrency released by a major financial institution. In order to avoid instability and inflation inherent to other unregulated cryptocurrencies, the value of the USDC will be tie...
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What Does The Bakkt Physical Futures Announcement Mean For Investors?

In early August, the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), an American company that operates 23 regulated exchanges and marketplaces across the world, announced that it would launch a cryptocurrency startup called Bakkt . The New York Stock Exchange-owning entity, backed by Microsoft and Starbucks, wanted to create a safe global environment for trading ...
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Coinbase can become the Google of crypto, says Brian Armstrong

  Brian Armstrong, the CEO and Founder of Coinbase, one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchange platform in the world, spoke about the reason behind the inception of Coinbase and Satoshi Nakamoto, during an interview with Fortune. The CEO listed under Fortune's 40 under 40 stated that there were several reasons which led to the inception of Coi...
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Google And Goldman Invest in Bitcoin Based Payments Start-up

  Google and Goldman Sachs are among the firms that have invested in the enterprise-payments start-up Veem in its latest fund-raising round. Veem is leveraging Bitcoin to connect its clients' bank accounts with the suppliers. Banking giant Goldman Sachs along with technology giant Google has invested in Veem, a global payments solution provide...
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Walmart to use blockchain to track their leafy greens

  Walmart uses blockchain technology to improve the shopping experience for their customers via blockchain. Walmart has implemented a blockchain system, designed by IBM, to ensure that their lettuce/ other leafy greens, is free of any bacteria when it reaches the store floor. The way they are accomplishing this is by telling their suppliers of...
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