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Bakkt Focusing on Bitcoin Due to Its Liquidity and Classification as a Commodity

Following the cryptocurrency market’s foray down to fresh yearly lows, investors are becoming increasingly alert to news regarding upcoming institutional-aimed products, including that being offered by Bakkt. On the heels of Bakkt’s recent decision to delay their platform’s launch until late-January, 2019, the company released an update on their Twitter account informing the public about...

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Storonsky: ‘No Interest from Big Institutional Investors’ (Why He’s Wrong)

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Last week, Bitcoinist argued that cryptocurrency enthusiasts should stop waiting for institutional investors to arrive — because they’re already here. Not everyone shares that opinion.  According to a recent report from Bloomberg, institutional investors don’t have much of an ‘appetite’ for digital currencies. The opinion comes from one Nikolay Storonsky, who formerly traded for Credit Suisse Group AG and runs Revolut Ltd — the latter being worth more than $1 billion after users providing the

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Stop Waiting for Institutional Investors (They’re Already Here)

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The Bitcoin (BTC) and cryptocurrency markets continue to stagnate as trading volumes and retail interest continue to decline — but don’t be fooled. Average Joe might be disinterested in the prolonged bear market, but institutional investors and smart money are more keen to get involved than ever.  Do a Google Trends search for Bitcoin. What do you see? Pretty dire, isn’t it? No matter which way you spin it, the mainstream interest in Bitcoin and the cryptocurrency

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Grayscale Has Raised Nearly $330 Million This Year According to Q3 Report

Grayscale Has Raised Nearly $330 Million This Year According to Q3 Report

Grayscale’s Q3 2018 Digital Investment Report says the firm has raised around $330 million so far in 2018. Grayscale had raised $25.4 million at this time in 2017.  The latest Digital Asset Investment Report from cryptocurrency firm Grayscale Investments signifies they are still going strong, despite market downturns for virtual currencies in 2018. The report says the company managed to bring in $81.1 million for Q3, bringing the year-to-date total to a record $329.5 million.

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We Will Provide Missing Link for Institutional Investors, Says Fidelity Crypto Head

The president of Fidelity Digital Asset Services has spoken about the company’s plans in an interview, such as the decision not to launch an in-house exchange, how it intends to attract more institutional investors, and why it’s crypto offering is focused on custody and trade execution. Crypto Paired with More Traditional Financial Models In his...

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More Stable Than NASDAQ: 3 Factors That Could Wake Up Bitcoin Price

With the exception of brief volatility caused by Tether (USDT), Bitcoin has made a name for itself as a stable asset in recent months – what could shift the status quo? Bitcoin More Stable Than Nasdaq As 2018 rolls on, investors are eyeing multiple possible catalysts that could send prices soaring across cryptocurrency markets. The desire is real; since mid-September, Bitcoin managed to beat Nasdaq’s volatility record to form an unusually safe haven. Leading the

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Crypto-Mergers and Acquisitions Increased by 200% in 2018

Crypto-Mergers and Acquisitions Increased by 200% in 2018

Institutional investors, venture capitalists, and other well-heeled entities “in the know” are using a year-long bear market to buy up future technologies for what might turn out to be pennies on the dollar. It Takes Money to Make Money Yesterday CNBC reported that most of  2018 has been a “deal frenzy” for cryptocurrency and blockchain-related companies as mergers and acquisitions (M&A) are reported to have increased by 200 percent. Pitchbook had JMP Securities crunch M&A data

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Cryptocurrency Loans Go Big As Company Reveals $550M Half-Year Traffic

The cryptocurrency loans offshoot of just one firm saw through-flow of over half a billion dollars in its first six months on the market. ‘Incredibly Strong Reception’ That’s according to third quarter statistics released October 18th by Genesis Capital, a US-based over-the-counter trading firm. In March of this year, Genesis began offering cryptocurrency loans to institutional investors. Upon release, executives said, the product saw an “incredibly strong reception” from hedge funds, trading arbitrage firms. Regarding

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Coinbase Killing Index Fund Due to Lack of Institutional Interest, Prompting Staff Exodus

Leading U.S. cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase is reportedly considering killing off a cryptocurrency index fund product it launched earlier in the year, due to a lack of interest from accredited institutional investors, and it could be the reason key executives are exiting the company for greener pastures. Coinbase Considering Ending Coinbase Index Fund to Focus on...

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Institutional Investors Bullish About Cryptocurrency Prospects During Economic Recession

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A recent survey by Fundstrat Global Advisors has revealed bullish sentiments among institutional investors in regards to the prospects of cryptocurrency performance during an economic recession. Investors Say a Recession Will Boost Cryptocurrency Prices According to the results from the survey, as reported by MarketWatch, more than 70 percent of institutional investors believe that prices of cryptocurrencies will increase during a recession. This result tallies with a similar survey, this time among Twitter users. In

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