Should We Worry About Institutions and Intermediaries Holding Bitcoin? Yes

bitcoin is a cultural movement. bitcoin is for people. bitcoin is about principles. …or at least, this is the proposition that CoinShares Chief Strategy Officer, Meltem Demirors, put forward in a recent Twitter thread. In it she poses the question, “how do we allow for more [Bitcoin] participation through intermediaries without losing the message?” Not Your Keys, Not Your Bitcoin […]

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Binance CEO: Retail Investors, Not Institutions, Are Leading the Bull Market

Contrary to popular belief, retail investors are still playing a major role in directing Bitcoin’s price action, says Binance CEO in a recent interview with Bloomberg. Who’s Really in Charge? As Bitcoin briefly touched $20,000 in early 2018, market analysts forecasted that the impending arrival of Bitcoin futures products, a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF), and […]

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Fidelity Set to Roll Out Bitcoin Trading ‘Over the Coming Weeks’

In addition to launching a custody service, Fidelity Investments appears set to debut Bitcoin (BTC) trading for institutional clients. The news comes amid reports of Ameritrade and E-Trade quietly testing BTC trading on their respective platforms. $2.4 Trillion Dollar Fidelity Targets Bitcoin Trading According to Bloomberg, inside sources say Fidelity Investments plans to launch a […]

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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Invests $600 Million in Two FinTech Firms

Despite Buffett’s blatant disdain for cryptocurrency and fintech, two $300 million dollar investments into two fintech payment firms suggest that Berkshire Hathaway may be ready to join the crypto party. A Change of Heart? On Tuesday the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported that Warren Buffett’s multinational investment conglomerate, Berkshire Hathaway, is reported to have invested […]

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Ethfinex Hopes to Break Stalemate by Offering In-Platform ICOs and Token Sales

Ethfinex plans to host token sales and ICOs within its platform. The company has developed what they believe to be a more equitable method for involving investors in ICOs. Will Decentralized ICOs Level the Playing Field? Ethfinex will soon offer users the opportunity to participate in token sales and ICOs provided directly through the exchange […]

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World’s Largest Security Firm Now Offers a Cold Storage Vault for Crypto Investors

G4S, a multinational security firm, has jumped on the crypto-custodian bandwagon by offering to secure clients’ digital assets in a cold storage vault. Have No Fear, G4S Is Here The world’s largest security firm aspires to apply their expertise by safeguarding clients’ digital assets. Currently, the London-based multinational firm provides security for clients in over […]

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Nasdaq ETN Provider To Introduce A Range of Cryptocurrencies

While the market flutters and the traders bite their nails waiting for the big news about a bitcoin ETF (Exchange Traded Funds), the first Bitcoin Exchange Traded Notes (ETN) provider, XBT Provider AB, devises expansion plans.  Five to Ten More Cryptocurrency ETNs It seems that the Sweden-based company aims to at least compete with cryptocurrency […]

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