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Citi: We May Be at a Transformation of Cryptocurrency into the Mainstream

Recently there has been a flurry of commentary regarding the future of crypto due in part to the rapid rise in price of Bitcoin and high profile purchases by corporates like Tesla. According to a report in Bloomberg, Citibank said we could be “at the… Read More

Goldman Sachs Expected to Start Crypto Trading Desk Next Week: Report

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) has pivoted once again when it comes to crypto. Some time ago, it was widely reported that Goldman was launching a crypto trading desk. First reported in 2017, Goldman was predicted to launch a digital asset trading desk by June 2018. The… Read More

Bitcoin focused Tech Startup Casa Removes Email Dependency from BTC Hardware Wallets, Announces other Updates following its Seed Round

Bitcoin-focused tech startup Casa notes that “hot on the trail” of their recent $4 million fundraising announcement, they are pleased to announce another set of product enhancements Casa confirmed that they’ve now removed the email “dependency” from Bitcoin hardware wallet signing – so users are… Read More

From NothingBurger to 3% of Holdings: Kevin O’Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, Warms Up to Crypto

Kevin O’Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, has become a crypto fan. During a discussion on CNBC today,  O’Leary said he was allocating a portion of his portfolio, reported to be around 3%, into Bitcoin. In the past, O’Leary has been less than complimentary of crypto in… Read More

Top Hedge Fund Manager Daniel Loeb Tweets About Crypto, Doing Deep Dive

Daniel S. Loeb, the CEO of Third Point, is pondering the possibilities of crypto, according to several tweets this morning. Third Point holds over $14 billion in assets and reports an “event-driven, value-oriented investment style.” Third Points says it “seeks to identify situations where we… Read More

Over $117M in Loans via DeFi Platforms Compound, Maker Liquidated on Feb 22, Marking Largest Liquidations in Market History: Report

Crypto exchange OKCoin confirms in a new report that Ethereum (ETH) scaling has recently seen a boost, while the total value locked in decentralized finance (DeFi) has plummeted. DeFi pulse data shows that there’s currently just under $35 billion worth of value locked in DeFi… Read More

Tesla’s $1.5B Bitcoin Purchase Reignited Mainstream Media Narrative that BTC Mining Is a Major Environmental Hazard: Report

Tesla Inc’s recent Bitcoin investment has “reignited” mining FUD, according to Compass, a “Bitcoin-first” company that aims to support the “decentralized” growth of hashrate and “strengthen network security” by helping people learn, explore and mine Bitcoin. Compass notes that by dropping $1.5 billion into BTC,… Read More

Dan Dolev from Mizuho Says Fintechs like PayPal and Square have P2P Payments Edge Against Large Banks

Dan Dolev, Mizuho senior Fintech Analyst, recently commented on who he thinks might be the long-term “winners” in payments and the wider financial technology space. Dolev, who shared his views and insights with Yahoo Finance, noted that Square is “all about the terminal value.” He… Read More

P2P Bitcoin Exchanges Paxful and LocalBitcoins Report Steady Growth of Global Operations including Asian Markets

LocalBitcoins, a peer to peer BTC exchange service, notes that Bitcoin is “swooping” over the world and Asia is now at “the center” of all the action. LocalBitcoins writes in a blog post that this should come as no surprise given all the opportunities Bitcoin… Read More

Philippines based Moneybees, an OTC Cryptocurrency Service, Launches New Outlets to Support Local Bitcoin, Ethereum Transactions

Moneybees, which claims to be the very first over-the-counter (OTC) cryptocurrency service in the Philippines, has announced that it’s launching three new outlets this month. The outlets are being opened to accommodate the growing demand for OTC transactions among Filipino cryptocurrency traders and investors, according… Read More

Tim Frost: CEO at YIELD App Reveals how Algorithmic Stablecoins Provide Censorship-Resistant Financial Services, Comments on other Fintech Developments

Tim Frost, CEO at YIELD App, which is a comprehensive Fintech app offering a wide range of DeFi services and new investment strategies, has shared his views and insights regarding the recent trading frenzy that was initiated by a group of armchair investors via Reddit… Read More

Chairman of Dubai’s IBC Group Pledges 100,000 Bitcoin for Miami 2.0 Blockchain Strategy Foundation: Report

  According to multiple reports, Khurram Shroff, chairman of the IBC Group in Dubai, has pledged 100,000 Bitcoin for the Miami 2.0 Blockchain Strategy Foundation. At its current price point, 100,000 BTC is worth a whopping $5 billion. And if some prognosticators get it right,… Read More

Boomers and Gen-X Get Into Crypto, According to de Vere Group

While Millennials and Gen Z have long been enthusiastic when it comes to crypto it now appears that Boomers and Gen-Xers are getting into the crypto boom – at least according to a survey by de Vere Group. In a release, de Vere states that… Read More

Payments Company Square Acquires an Additional $170 Million in Bitcoin (BTC) to Boost its Corporate Treasury

Payment company Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) has invested an additional $170 million in Bitcoin (BTC). Square and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey confirmed on Tuesday (February 23, 2021) that it was time to “double down” on the firm’s commitment to the world’s largest digital currency (in terms… Read More

Markus Jun: Founder of ICON Hyperconnect Public Representative Shares Latest Insights from South Korea Crypto and Blockchain Sector

We recently connected with Markus Jun, the founder and CEO of ICON Hyperconnect Public Representative, a leading block validator for the ICON network with $20 million in total staked value, and Hyperconnector, an official accelerator partner of the ICON Foundation & ICX Station Seoul. Markus… Read More

Sunayna Tuteja, the Former TD Ameritrade Head of Digital Assets, Hired by US Fed as Chief Innovation Officer

Sunayna Tuteja, the former Managing Director, Head of Digital Assets & DLT (Blockchain, Crypto) at TD Ameritrade, has now been hired by the US Federal Reserve System as its Chief Innovation Officer. Tuteja has been a vocal supporter of Bitcoin. She claims to have gotten… Read More

Bitcoin Is “Extremely Inefficient” when Used to Settle Financial Transactions, US Treasury Sec Janet Yellen Argues

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen stated on Monday (February 22, 2021) that Bitcoin is an “extremely inefficient” way to settle financial transactions. Yellen commented on how the digital currency’s price fell sharply (as usual) during morning trading hours, but then stayed above the $53,000 mark… Read More

Over 100,000 Bitcoin Addresses were Holding $1 Million or More when BTC Price Briefly Surpassed $58K: Report

There are now around 100,000 Bitcoin (BTC) addresses that are holding more than $1 million worth of the cryptocurrency. The Bitcoin and crypto-mania has helped many individuals become millionaires (many almost overnight) as the digital asset continues to attract many more new investors including major… Read More

Bitcoin Is like an “Economic Side Show” when Compared to the Fintech Boom, JPMorgan Analysts Argue

JP Morgan says that Bitcoin (BTC) is like an “economic side show” when compared to the emergence of many new Fintech businesses. The bank’s analysts have argued that Bitcoin is a poor hedge against the falling equity prices. The world’s leading digital currency is trading… Read More

HANetf Says AUM Tops $2 Billion Up 85% Since Start of Year Aided by Bitcoin ETF

HANetf, described as Europe’s first full-service white label UCITS ETF issuer, says it has topped $2 billion in assets under management (AUM) as of last week. HANetf reports that it now has an AUM of £2.22 billion – a whopping increase of 85% since the… Read More

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