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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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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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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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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Coinbase CEO: One Billion People Could Be in the Crypto Ecosystem in Five Years

Brian Armstrong, the CEO of cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase, gave the crypto community a sneak peek into what the future of Coinbase would look like while on stage at Techcrunch Disrupt this week. The popular cryptocurrency exchange, which lets users trade fiat to crypto and serves as the entry point for most new entrants into the cryptocurrency s...
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Kingdom Trust offers insured custody for digital assets to institutional investors

A new milestone was met for institutional adoption as custodian firm Kingdom Trust, host to investments in 30+ different cryptocurrencies, announced a collaboration with insurance provider Lloyd's of London. This becomes the first time a regulated financial institution will provide insurance coverage and qualified custody to institutional investors...
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SINGAPORE’S CENTRAL BANK PARTNERS WITH NASDAQ, DELOITTE ON SETTLING TOKENIZED ASSETS

Singapore's Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the country's central banking institution, has teamed up with major firms. The project hopes to develop solutions for the exchange and settlement of tokenized digital currencies, as well as securities assets. SINGAPORE IS LOOKING PROMISING FOR CRYPTOCURRENCIES Earlier in May, Bitcoinist reported th...
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Union Bank AG enters the world of crypto

  On August 17th, Union Bank AG announced that they would be issuing their own security tokens, in addition to a fiat-backed Union Bank payment stable coin. The bank is working with Liechtenstein's regulatory authority FMA to launch this blockchain initiative. Liechtenstein has already established itself as one of the most crypto friendly plac...
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Website Builder Service ‘Wix’ Announces PumaPay Cryptocurrency Payment Option

  PumaPay has announced its partnership with Wix, the website creation and hosting platform. Based on the partnership, the PumaPay cryptocurrency (PMA) becomes one of the payment options on the platform . Wix Adds PumaPay Cryptocurrency PumaPay which is fast becoming a cryptocurrency payment staple in the adult entertainment industry has added...
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CRYPTOCURRENCY GLOSSARY

Term Definition 2FA Two Factor Authentication (2FA) is an additional layer of security known as "multi-factor authentication". 51% Attack When one or a group of miners control greater than 50% of the network's mining hashrate or computational power. Address Used to send and receive transactions. Often a user's public key. Airdrop A free distributio...
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Singapore VC Firm Launches $10 Million Cryptocurrency Investment Fund

Singapore-based venture capital firm Golden Gate Ventures has recently announced it's launching a $10 million fund focused on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology startups. The fund, LuneX Ventures, is set to invest in early-stage companies. According to Markets Insider , the fund will be led by Golden Gate Ventures' former head of growth, Kenr...
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Facebook Is Reportedly Meeting With Crypto Projects, Including Stellar

Facebook ( FB ) is reportedly meeting with a number of cryptocurrency projects, including Stellar ( XLM ), to explore ways in which the company can leverage blockchain technologies. According to a recent report by Business Insider that cites insiders at Stellar, Facebook is interested in leveraging blockchain technologies to potentially undercut pa...
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‘TIME TRAVELER’ MILLIONAIRE WANTS TO OPEN AUSTRALIA’S FIRST CRYPTOCURRENCY BANK

While some major banks have refused to go near anything related to virtual currencies, Australia might see its first cryptocurrency bank in the not-too-distant future. That's if one of the country's leading entrepreneurs, Fred Schebesta, can make his goal a reality. According to News.com , the founder of the country's leading comparison website, Fi...
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Financial Services Giant Northern Trust Aggressively Expands into Crypto and Blockchain

Northern Trust has become the latest financial services giant to announce ventures related to cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. The Chicago-based company revealed that it has been working on blockchain-based solutions for its private equity workflow as well as assisting hedge funds that have invested in cryptos. Northern Trust is working wi...
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CoinJar Introduces First Australian Crypto Index Fund

Australian Bitcoin exchange CoinJar has recently launched the country's first cryptocurrency index fund for wholesale investors. The digital currency fund provides a platform for Australian investors to obtain exposure to cryptocurrencies and offload custodial responsibility to an external entity. The fund currently contains two classes, which cons...
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The owner of the New York Stock Exchange is teaming up with Microsoft and Starbucks to build an 'ecosystem' for crypto

ICE, the parent company of NYSE, unveiled its crypto asset platform, Bakkt, on Friday. The firm says it'll serve as a global ecosystem for crypto. ICE, the parent company of the iconic New York Stock Exchange, is making a big move into the crypto market with a digital asset platform. The firm, which previously dove into the market for digital asset...
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