Over 20% of Institutional Investors Already Exposed to Cryptos, Survey by Fidelity Reveals

22 percent of institutional investors already have exposure to digital assets. This is according to a new report by Fidelity Investments, one of the largest asset managers in the world. The report goes against many crypto skeptics who have been quick to state that institutions are no longer interested in digital assets. The survey polled 441 institutional investors between November […]

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Fidelity’s Institutional BTC Trading Now Live

One of the subsidiary’s of Fidelity Investments, Fidelity Digital Assets, has been making some ground on providing Bitcoin trading and custody services for big financial institutions. This includes hedge funds, family offices, endowments and pensions. Last week, 7th March, the subsidiary announced that their services are live with some of these customers. Typically referred to as just Fidelity, Fidelity Investments […]

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London Stock Exchange Invests $20 Million in Crypto Bond, Rapid Institutional Adoption

The London Stock Exchange (LSEG) has led a $20 million funding round for London-based Nivura, a blockchain startup primarily known for issuing the world’s first automated crypto bond. Nivaura is a digital platform which utilizes the blockchain technology to automate the issuance of bonds, derivatives, and equities.   The process eliminates the need for human involvement; it leads to speedy […]

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Blockchain Loses Wall Streeter: is Institutional Demand For Bitcoin Declining?

Since Bitcoin garnered traction in 2016/2016, the crypto & blockchain industry has been overtly lauded as a catalyst behind a “brain drain” on Wall Street, Main Street, and even Silicon Valley. Case in point, notable talents from the legacy industries’ most preeminent conglomerates, like Starbucks, Google, PayPal, amongst others, have flocked to this firms investing in this space, including Facebook. While […]

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Swiss Regulator Advises Banks to Apply 800% Risk Weighting to Cryptos

The Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) has advised banks that they should apply a risk weighting for cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin of eight times (800 per cent) their market value when calculating loss-absorbing capital buffers. The regulator has not yet taken an official position on how cryptocurrencies can be merged into Basel III capital requirements or liquidity ratios. However, […]

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Yale University invests in cryptocurrency fund: An indicator for the beginning of institutional involvement?

On 5th October, Yale University, the high-end Ivy league school was reported to have made a huge investment in a cryptocurrency fund called Paradigm. The fund was started by Fred Eshram, the Co-founder of the biggest cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase and Matt Huang, the former partner at Sequoia Capital. The fund is reported to have raised about $400 million with the […]

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