Tagged: crypto-assets

BBVA Switzerland Adding BTC Trading Service for Private Clients Isn’t Good bec Banks’ Settlement Is Too Slow, Wall Street Veteran Argues

BBVA Switzerland has opened its Bitcoin trading service to all private banking customers. After six months of in-house testing with a certain group of users, BBVA Switzerland has decided to make its first digital asset trading and custody service accessible to all its private banking… Read More

Kraken Adds Solana (SOL), Serum (SRM) Trading, Staking Support for SOL Tokens with Up to 6.5% APY Also Available

Digital asset firm Kraken is pleased to confirm that they’re listing Solana (SOL) and Serum (SRM) along with staking support for Solana (SOL) “with up to 6.5% in yearly rewards.” As noted in the announcement from Kraken, deposits and withdrawals for SOL, SRM tokens are… Read More

Gemini Adds DeFi, Infrastructure Data Management Crypto Tokens: ALCX, ANKR, FTM, MIR, API3, DDX

The team at digital asset firm Gemini notes that they are adding trading support for a new set of decentralized finance (DeFi), infrastructure, and data management tokens. Gemini is adding Alchemix (ALCX), Ankr Network (ANKR), Fantom (FTM), Mirror Protocol (MIR), API3 (API3), and DerivaDAO (DDX)…. Read More

Coinbase Pro Is Adding Trading Support for Chiliz (CHZ), Keep Network (KEEP), and Shiba Inu (SHIB) Tokens

The team at digital asset firm Coinbase (NASDAQ:COIN) notes that beginning today Tuesday (June 15, 2021), users may transfer Chiliz (CHZ), Keep Network (KEEP) and Shiba Inu (SHIB) tokens to their Coinbase Pro accounts ahead of scheduled trading. The Coinbase team notes that support for… Read More

Nasdaq listed Diginex, a Digital Asset Financial Services Firm, to Unify Business Under EQONEX Brand

Diginex Limited (Nasdaq: EQOS), the digital asset financial services firm, has revealed that it’s unifying its businesses under the EQONEX brand. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the rebrand aims to bring together under the EQONEX Group brand, its virtual currency exchange, custody… Read More

Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Paul Tudor Jones Recommends 5% Bitcoin Allocation but CoinShares Suggests Only 4%

Meltem Demirors, the Chief Strategy Officer at CoinShares, one of the largest digital asset managers in the world, notes that billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones recommends a 5% allocation to Bitcoin (BTC) as an “effective portfolio diversifier.” 1/ paul tudor jones suggests a… Read More

Estonia based Digital Asset Investment App Change Acquires $4.5M in Capital from 50 Private Investors

Digital asset investing app provider Change has acquired $4.5 million in capital from 50 private investors at a $214 million valuation. The funds were secured through crowdfunding. Change is reportedly backed by more than 7,000 private investors. The crypto investment app developer says it will… Read More

Ethereum Records Largest Outflows on Record Last Week at $12.7M, as Bitcoin Remains a Popular Choice, CoinShares Reports

James Butterfill, Investment Strategist at London-based CoinShares, a digital asset manager focused on expanding access to the cryptocurrency ecosystem while serving as a “trusted partner” for its clients, notes in a blog post published on Monday (June 14) that for the week ending June 14,… Read More

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision Initiates Consultation on Proposals for Treatment of Banks’ Digital Asset Exposures

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the main international standard-setter for the prudential regulation of banks and provides a forum for regular cooperation on banking supervisory matters (with 45 members comprising central banks and bank supervisors from 28 jurisdictions), has initiated a public consultation on… Read More

Digital Asset and Fintech focused BC Technology Group Receives $70M Investment from Singapore Sovereign Wealth Fund

BC Technology Group, a digital asset and Fintech-focused firm as well as the parent of OSL, has acquired a $70 million (appr. HKD 543.19 million) investment from Singapore’s GIC, the city-state’s sovereign wealth fund. BC Technology Group says it’s planning to further develop and improve… Read More

Gemini Completes Acquisition of Shard X, a Developer of Secure Multi-Party Computation Crypto Tech

Tyler Winklevoss, CEO at digital asset firm Gemini, recently noted that the company is pleased to confirm that they have completed the acquisition of Shard X, a developer of secure multi-party computation (MPC) cryptographic technology. As mentioned in the announcement, Gemini will be integrating Shard… Read More

Kraken Announces Parachain Slot Auctions for Kusama, a Scalable Network of Specialized Blockchains

Digital asset firm Kraken notes that customers looking to support their “favorite” Kusama projects can now, “for the first time,” take part in Parachain Slot Auctions (or “Parachain Auctions”) directly via the Kraken platform. Kusama is described as a “scalable” network of specialized or purpose-built… Read More

Bitcoin has Given Investors in Emerging Markets Access to a High-Performing Asset: Report

2020 was a really important breakout year for Bitcoin (BTC), as an influx of institutional capital “spurred” the digital asset to set new all-time highs, Chainalysis notes while pointing out that many individuals and countries may have benefited from the booming prices in the crypto… Read More

Global Fintech Circle to Offer Competitive New Yield Product, Developed on Major Stablecoin USDC

Global Fintech Circle is now providing what it claims to be a “market-leading” Yield product developed on major stablecoin USDC. The new product is currently available for certain clients through an Early Access Program, the Circle team confirmed in a recent blog post. As mentioned… Read More

Digital Asset Exchange OKEx Completes Integration of Polygon, an Ethereum Scaling Solution

OKEx, a leading digital currency spot and derivatives exchange, recently announced that it has completed the integration of Polygon, a full-stack scaling solution allowing more Ethereum (ETH)-compatible apps to be developed and connected. OKEx is reportedly one of the first crypto exchanges to integrate this… Read More

Chamber of Digital Commerce Welcomes Zilliqa and Newly Formed Zilliqa Capital as New Members

Singapore-based Zilliqa Research Pte. Ltd., the “high” security, high speed, and low fee Layer 1 blockchain protocol firm, and its sister company Zilliqa Capital Pte. Ltd, the tech firm whose goal is to become the “central business and investment hub” for Zilliqa, recently announced that… Read More

Digital Asset Hedge Funds Surge from $2B in 2019 to $3.8B in 2020, with 184% Increase in Median Performance: Report

During 2020, crypto-asset hedge funds almost doubled to reach an all-time record as the nascent industry continued to deliver a solid overall performance. As part of the recent Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), and wider digital currency market bull run, total assets under management (AUM) of… Read More

Bank of England to Regulate Stablecoins, Mulling Plans to Launch CBDC

The Bank of England (BoE) has long indicated it is interested in new forms of digital currencies such as Stablecoins and central bank digital currencies. In the past, the Bank has wondered about the impact to monetary policy and possible risk regarding the issuance of… Read More

DogeCoin Trading on Binance Briefly Surpassed BTC, ETH Volumes in May, while Ethereum Volume Exceeded Bitcoin on Coinbase: Report

Nate Maddrey and the Coin Metrics research team noted that during the past month, Ethereum (ETH) trading volumes have been catching up with Bitcoin (BTC) volume on Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange. Although Bitcoin led by a significantly large margin at the start of… Read More

Payments Fintech Finserv to Allow Consumers to Share Data on their Digital Asset Holdings with Financial Insitutions

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV), a multinational provider of payments and financial services tech solutions, will allow customers to share data on their digital asset holdings with their Fintech app providers. Consumers will be able to share their data with various financial institutions, wealth management firms,… Read More

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