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Cryptocurrencies to Trade Alongside Precious Metals in Future, Says Director of Arizona’s Blockchain Lab

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Cryptocurrencies to Trade Alongside Precious Metals in Future, Says Director of Arizona’s Blockchain Lab

After Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced its intent to build a cryptocurrency trading platform, industry observers ascertained a shift from the financial industry’s mistrust of the volatile digital asset to widespread institutional adoption. Cryptocurrencies to Become “Alternative-Investments” In an interview with ASU Now, Dragan Boscovic, Director of Arizona State University’s Blockchain Research Lab, revealed the cryptocurrency industry’s steady foray into the…

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BCI Summit Day Two: Crypto Needs a Makeover Before Institutional Investors Return the Bulls

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BCI Summit Day Two: Crypto Needs a Makeover Before Institutional Investors Return the Bulls

In day two of the BCI Summit, panels continued the discussion about how best to get in the way of all this tokenized money. A few speakers also discussed what investors should do to protect their digital assets best. Marketing and Security The first point was made most clear via a marketing discussion between Victor Park, the president of Alternative…

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Crypto and Institutional Interest Converge in Manhattan for Day One of the BCI Investment Summit

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Crypto and Institutional Interest Converge in Manhattan for Day One of the BCI Investment Summit

On June 11, 2018, investors converged, many for the first time, on the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City for the BCI Summit to get a better idea of how to enter the cryptocurrency space. The intrigue of an explicitly finance-focused conference should also be another example of the mainstream interest in the emerging asset class. Despite the financial features…

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Blockchain Consortium R3 under Fire for Burning Capital, Lack of Noteworthy Developments

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Blockchain Consortium R3 under Fire for Burning Capital, Lack of Noteworthy Developments

Cryptocurrency startups and ICOs face the onus of retail investors who rightfully expect working prototypes of the former’s ideas. However, a significant blockchain player could be the first to succumb to poor business tactics and go out of business in 2019. R3 Close to Biting the Dust In a startling report by Fortune, the institutional-backed blockchain platform R3 is buried…

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VanEck Inks Strategic Partnership with SolidX to Launch Bitcoin ETF

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VanEck Inks Strategic Partnership with SolidX to Launch Bitcoin ETF

After trying twice without succeeding, New York-based investment management firm, VanEck has joined forces with SolidX blockchain and fintech firm, in a bid to launch a crypto-powered ETF. Strike One, Bitcoin ETF According to Business Wire, VanEck asset management company has declared it will partner with SolidX blockchain technology company to start a physically-backed bitcoin ETF that will be insured…

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Institutional Cryptocurrency Exchange BlockBid Partners with LexisNexis

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Institutional Cryptocurrency Exchange BlockBid Partners with LexisNexis

It seems that the mega deal between analytics firm RELX Group and ThreatMetrix has finally come to fruition, as LexisNexis Risk Solutions, a RELX subsidiary, has now entered into a partnership with a cryptocurrency exchange using the newly acquired database of 1.4 billion users. RELX Group bought ThreatMetrix back in January 2018 for $817 million. Win-Win Situation Blockbid, the Melbourne-based…

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SEC Appoints Cryptocurrency Advisor to Spearhead Development and Regulations

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SEC Appoints Cryptocurrency Advisor to Spearhead Development and Regulations

On the heels of New York state legislation proposing a digital currency task force, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) went one step ahead and appointed a cryptocurrency advisor on June 4, 2018. SEC’s Blockchain Push As per the official announcement, Valerie A. Szczepanik will now spearhead the SEC’s regulatory and security laws pertaining to “digital asset technology and…

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Small Lenders Reap Big from Wall Street’s Decision to Shun Cryptocurrencies

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Small Lenders Reap Big from Wall Street’s Decision to Shun Cryptocurrencies

A considerable number of small banks are riding the cryptocurrency wave and getting more business from the industry. Specifically, business comes from trading exchanges that need to support fiat deposits and withdrawals for customers. New Opportunities Previously, the bank Silvergate focused on serving local businesses within San Diego, California. However, the bank attributed the growth that saw the value of…

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Lightspeed Ventures Set to Launch a Crypto Investment Fund

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Lightspeed Ventures Set to Launch a Crypto Investment Fund

Lightspeed Venture Partners is set to become the latest addition to Silicon Valley’s growing interest in blockchain endeavors. The top-tier VC firm is now explicitly investigating how to create a new cryptocurrency investment project. Lightspeed has a specific focus on investments centered on enterprise technology, consumer, and cleantech markets. As such, cryptocurrencies fits into its investment philosophy. Despite the considerable…

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LMAX Exchange Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange For Institutional Investors

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LMAX Exchange Launches Cryptocurrency Exchange For Institutional Investors

LMAX Exchange is launching a cryptocurrency exchange called “LMAX Digital Venue” for banks and hedge funds. The UK trading platform will enable institutional investors to purchase and sell cryptocurrencies like bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH), litecoin (LTC), ripple (XRP), and bitcoin cash (BCH). Meeting a Growing Demand “We are furthering the legitimization of the cryptocurrency market by offering institutions a platform…

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