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Bitcoin Is the “Most Compelling” Monetary Asset to Emerge Since Gold, According to New York based Institutional Investor

ARK Invest, an established institutional investor in Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, states that it believes the digital asset is “creating the possibility of a global monetary system controlled not by nation-states but by individuals.” ARK Invest notes in a comprehensive report that by “eliminating… Read More

Digital Asset Financial Service Provider BitGo Applies for NY Trust Charter From the New York State Department of Financial Services

BitGo, digital asset financial services provider, announced on Wednesday it has formally applied before the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) for a New York Trust to operate as an independent, regulated qualified custodian under New York State Banking Law. BitGo reported that… Read More

New York based Blockchain Firm ConsenSys Acquires JP Morgan’s Quorum, a Permissioned Version of Ethereum

Brooklyn, New York based ConsenSys, a blockchain software company focused on Ethereum (ETH) development, has acquired JPMorgan’s (NYSE: JPM) Quorum, which aims to serve as an enterprise-variant or version of the Ethereum protocol. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, even before the first… Read More

New York’s Crypto Friendly Signature Bank Reveals $8 Billion in Deposit Growth this Quarter, with 2.5% of them from Blockchain Firms

New York-based Signature Bank (Nasdaq: SBNY), a cryptocurrency-friendly commercial bank with around $50 billion in total assets, has reported consistent and steady growth this quarter. According to the bank’s recent earnings call, it has achieved around $8 billion in deposit growth. Approximately 2.5% of these… Read More

New York Supreme Court Rejects Crypto Exchange Bitfinex and Parent Co. iFinex’s Appeal Involving $850 Million in Lost Funds

A US state appeals court on July 9, 2020 confirmed that it will be siding with the New York Office of the Attorney General (NYAG) as it aims to obtain documents, involving an investigation, from Bitfinex, a major digital asset exchange, and its sister company… Read More

There are Over 30 Partner Banks Representing Hundreds of Fintech Relationships, Rex Salisbury, Partner at a16z Reveals

Rex Salisbury, partner on the Fintech team at VC firm Andreessen Horowitz (A16Z) and founder of Cambrian, a community at the “white-hot center” of Fintech, reveals that partner banks have “exploded” in recent years. Salisbury confirmed that today, there are over 30 partner banks, which… Read More

London Stock Exchange Group Partner, Global Accelerated Ventures’ CEO Christopher Malters Explains what his Organization is Doing to Help Fintechs After COVID-19 has Passed

  The London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) and Global Accelerated Ventures (GAV) recently introduced a post-COVID-19 fundraising program that aims to assist Fintech and Healthtech firms that might need additional capital to support their growth and development after the pandemic has passed. The 24-month program… Read More

Digital Bank Current CEO Stuart Sopp Says Fintech Firm will Remain Focused on Spending, as Large Banks Already “Great” at Lending, Deposits

Stuart Sopp, founder and CEO at digital bank Current, says that the COVID-19 outbreak has shown how his company serves employees whose roles are considered essential during the global pandemic. Sopp told Banking Dive that his members’ addressable market has increased considerably in size and… Read More

New York Department of Financial Services Signs Fintech focused MoU with French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has reportedly become the first state regulator to commit to a Fintech Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the French Prudential Supervision and Resolution Authority, an independent administrative authority, which oversees the activities of banking institutions and insurance… Read More

Goldman Sachs: Bitcoin (BTC) and other Cryptocurrencies are Not an “Appropriate” Asset Class

Research analysts at Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS), a New York-based multinational investment bank and financial services company with around $1 trillion in assets, is still not convinced that Bitcoin (BTC) and other decentralized cryptocurrencies would be a worthwhile investment for its clients. The Wall Street… Read More

Digital Asset Derivatives Trading Platform, Delta Exchange, Acquires Strategic Investment from New York’s CoinFund

Delta Exchange, an established cryptocurrency derivatives exchange that maintains offices in Singapore, has received funding from New York-headquartered blockchain investment firm, CoinFund. As mentioned in a release shared with CI, the new investment will provide Delta Exchange with the resources needed to scale its operations… Read More

After Predicting Bitcoin will Not Hold Value, Goldman Sachs to Hold Economic Outlook Conference Discussing Gold and BTC Investments

Giant Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs will be hosting a conference call on May 27, 2020, which has been titled “US Economic Outlook & Implications of Current Policies for Inflation, Gold, and Bitcoin.” Interestingly, the conference has been scheduled after the bank published a… Read More

Active Digital Asset Managers Out-performed Passively Holding Bitcoin (BTC) Since Early 2018: Report

New York-based Vision Hill Cryptocurrency Hedge Fund, a full-service digital asset management and solutions company, recently released its Q1 2020 returns reports. As noted by the firm, its active crypto indices are “non-investable” reference indices that have been designed to be “representative of the overall… Read More

Lex Sokolin: Global Fintech Co-Head and CMO at ConsenSys Predicts Greater Convergence Between Fintechs and Incumbents in Coming Years

We recently talked to Lex Sokolin, the Global Fintech Co-Head and CMO at ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum (ETH) development studio based in New York. Before joining ConsenSys, Sokolin was the Global Director of Fintech Strategy at Autonomous Research, a firm that was eventually acquired by… Read More

Like ICOs, IEOs Were More About “Speculation and Trading” than Fundraising and Project Development: Blockchain Sector Report

New York-based SMC Capital, a VC firm focused on blockchain technology, and Estonia’s bigX, a Fintech firm that provides a crypto-fiat exchange, have co-published an extensive report on initial exchange offerings (IEOs). IEOs came after initial coin offerings (ICOs), which are a type of crowdfunding… Read More

New York-based IBM Acquires 7% Stake in Blockchain enabled Trade Finance Solution, we.trade

New York-based tech giant IBM (NYSE:IBM) has acquired a 7% stake in we.trade, a blockchain-enabled trade finance platform that’s owned by 12 major banking institutions. Launched by nine banks back in January 2017 under the name, Digital Trade Chain, the platform was renamed as we.trade… Read More

Blockchain Infrastructure Firm Blockdaemon Acquires $5.5 Million in Funding from Fenbushi Capital, Hashkey, Others

Blockdaemon, a blockchain node provider, has acquired $5.5 million in capital from major investors including Fenbushi Capital, Hashkey, CoinShares, Blockchain.com, Kenetic, and SPiCE VC. Early investors Boldstart, Comcast Ventures, Heavybit, and Lerer Hippeau also made contributions. The New York-headquartered firm says it’s planning to use… Read More

Wealthtech: Financial Services Provider SS&C to Acquire Innovest Systems, a Wealth Technology Firm, for $120 Million

  SS&C, a multinational provider of investment and financial services and software for the financial services and healthcare sectors, will be acquiring Innovest Systems, a wealth management technology (Wealthtech) firm, for $120 million in cash and stock. New York-headquartered Innovest Systems offers cloud-powered technology for… Read More

New York District Judge Says Multi-Billion Dollar Lawsuit Targeting OneCoin Cryptocurrency Ponzi Scheme May Proceed

Judge Valerie Caproni has lifted the stay on a lawsuit filed against OneCoin, one of the largest cryptocurrency Ponzi schemes. An order recently signed by the New York District judge requires all concerned parties to provide a schedule, which will request the defendants to submit… Read More

Decentralized Finance Ecosystem Passes Resiliency Threshold, will Return to Upward Trend Following COVID-19, Report Predicts

Brooklyn, New York-based ConsenSys, a leading Ethereum (ETH) development studio, has published a new report which covers major decentralized finance (DeFi) protocols and their performance during the first quarter of 2020. The report notes that two key events defined decentralized finance during the first three… Read More

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