Tencent says it will not scale back on investments this year

China’s Tencent Holdings will not scale back on investments this year after a record high of 16 companies it invested in launched IPOs last year, President Martin Lau said at a closed-door investor conference in Beijing. Tencent invested in more than 700 companies in the past 11 years, Lau said, and 63 of those are…

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Two Investment Firms Launch ETF Tracking Cloud Computing and Blockchain Companies

United States-based Investment management firm AdvisorShares and investments advisory company Sabretooth Advisors will jointly launch an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that tracks tech companies, including those involved with blockchain and cloud computing, MarketWatch reported on Feb. 6. ETFs are marketable securities that track a basket of assets proportionately represented in the fund’s shares. ETFs are offered…

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Major Blockchain Investors Arrington XRP, NEO Global Back DEX-Focused Startup

Decentralized exchange (DEX) aggregator Totle has closed a fresh funding round led by major blockchain investors, according to a blog post from the firm Jan. 14. Arrington XRP, a crypto-focused hedge fund created by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, alongside top blockchain investment funds NEO Global Capital (NGC) and Goren Holm Ventures, have reportedly jointly led…

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Market Synergy and Bitfinex Partner on Connectivity Network for Digital Asset Investments | BTCMANAGER

On January 7, 2019, Bitfinex and Market Synergy launched a joint connectivity network that gives institutional investors access to the Bitfinex digital asset gateway. Collaboration As per the announcement from Bitfinex, the partnership is designed to help bring digital assets to investors and brokers by way of providing institutional standard cryptocurrency connectivity and security. Market…

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Fred Wilson: Crypto No Safe Haven in 2019, Investors More Wary of Startup Sector

Venture capital investor Fred Wilson suggested that cryptocurrency will not be a safe haven in 2019 amid a “weakening” economy, according to a blog post published Jan. 1. Wilson is an American venture capitalist and businessman, who has reportedly backed such companies as Twitter, Tumblr, Zynga, and Etsy. He is also a cofounder of New…

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Keeping Track Of Your Investments, All In One Place

As most of you will know, for those who invest in Bitcoin and Ethereum alike, keeping track of your investments and your portfolio is a vital part of staying updated with how your coins and tokens are performing in the crypto markets. The Coin Market app gives you quick and easy access to the prices…

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Israeli Firm Launches Three Cryptocurrency Investment Funds

An Israeli investment firm has launched two cryptocurrency funds, with a third on the way. The company’s CEO explained the funds’ three investment strategies to news.Bitcoin.com. These funds are Cayman Islands-registered, available to institutional and accredited investors. Three Funds, Investment Strategies Cryptocurrency investment firm Silver Castle has launched two cryptocurrency funds with another on the way….

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South Korea: Messaging Giant Kakao to Attract Crypto Investments in Singapore

Kakao Corp, a major South Korean Internet conglomerate, has established a subsidiary of the company in Singapore to attract foreign investments with cryptocurrencies, Seoul-based media outlet News1 reported Nov. 21. According to the article, Kakao Corp established the brainchild of Kakao subsidiary Ground X, the corporation’s blockchain platform Klaytn, in Singapore yesterday. The media outlet…

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Amidst Recent Market Crash, Susquehanna ‘Crypto King’ Emphasizes Crypto Is a ‘Long Game’

Bart Smith, digital asset head at U.S.-based global trading and technology firm Susquehanna, has said he is still a long-term Bitcoin (BTC) believer amidst the market crash during an episode of CNBC’s “Fast Money” Nov. 20. Speaking just as the price of Bitcoin had plummeted to its lowest levels since October 2017, Smith — who…

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BitdepositaryChain – The New Blockchain For Crypto Investments

[MALTA, November 7, 2018] Bitdepositary Ltd, the world’s first investment community for safe and secure returns on investments, is pleased to announce that its very own Bitdepositary Blockchain is just a few weeks away from launch. The new blockchain will move away from Ethereum in an effort to accelerate the introduction of its solutions. Bitdepositary…

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Crypto Investment Firm’s Revenue Reaches Record $330 Mln in 2018, Despite Bear Market

Cryptocurrency asset management firm Grayscale Investments Inc. has reported revenue of nearly $330 million in 2018, according to its third quarter (Q3) investment report released Nov. 1. The company managed to reach this figure despite a prevailing bear market. In the report, Grayscale highlights that it raised $81.1 million over the last three months, which…

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Has Warren Buffett Made a U-Turn on Crypto Investments?

For years now, Warren Buffett has been talking against cryptocurrencies, and Bitcoin especially, claiming that this technology is nothing more than a bubble and a scam. However, recent reports indicate that he may have had a change of heart. Berkshire Hathaway Investing in Fintech Mr. Buffett, who continuously rejected cryptocurrency and fintech, seems to have…

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New Zealand Gov’t-Backed Institute Issues Grant to Crypto Wallet and Trading Service

  New Zealand’s state-backed innovation institute Callaghan Innovation awarded a $330,000 grant to a local crypto wallet and trading service, according to a press release published Tuesday, Oct. 30. Callaghan Innovation issued an “R&D Project Grant” to local crypto wallet and trading platform Vimba, a rebranded version of former MyCryptoSaver. Following the grant, the crypto…

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Bitcoin’s Low Volatility Signals Bottoming as ‘Speculation Leaves,’ Bloomberg Analyst Says

Bloomberg’s analysts have joined the ranks of experts who consider that Bitcoin (BTC)’s low volatility levels recently signal the coin is finding a bottom, according to an analysis published Oct. 24. Data analyzed by Bloomberg reveals that in October, BTC had only one day of price swings of (+/-) 5 percent or more; as compared…

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Study: Bitcoin Investors and Speculators Maintained Their Positions Over Summer

Bitcoin (BTC) investors and speculators held their positions over the summer, while markets seem to have become more stable overall, according to a new study by Chainalysis published September 24. The data presented in the report was compiled using the concept of standardized monetary aggregates. Specifically, the analysts categorized coins from the most liquid (coins…

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BitAngels’ Michael Terpin: Negligence of Major Phone Companies Is Crypto’s Biggest Threat

This interview has been edited and condensed. Michael Terpin is an American blockchain and crypto investor who has worked with over 100 projects running Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) since entering the blockchain space in early 2013. Terpin co-founded  BitAngels in 2013 and, more recently, founded blockchain PR firm Transform Group. The investor and entrepreneur recently…

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Protecting your Investments with Safe Trading Methods

When it comes to trading financial instruments, there is always a way to make profits, irrespective of whether the market trend is pointing upwards or downwards. The Contract for Difference (CFD) trading is a prime example of how the right trading decisions can benefit a smart investor.  With CFD trading, participants in the trade generally…

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Bank of Thailand Green-Lights Financial Companies for Crypto Activities

Thailand’s central bank has announced the rules under which financial institutions, including commercial banks, and their subsidiaries can engage in cryptocurrency activities. They include securities, asset management, and insurance firms. This follows the country’s crypto regulatory framework that went into effect last month. New Circular, New Rules Thailand’s central bank, the Bank of Thailand (BOT),…

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Philippines Securities Regulator Issues Draft of ICO Rules, Requests Feedback From Public

The Philippines Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has published a set of draft rules for regulating Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) for public review, according to an official statement August 2. In the SEC’s Memorandum Circular, the agency stipulates that any company registered in the Philippines looking to run an ICO, or any ICO selling tokens…

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Asset Management Firm Northern Trust to Start Crypto Custody Business

Northern Trust Corp., a leading global asset management firm with $954 billion in total assets under management, is planning to start a custody service for digital assets, Bloomberg reported July 31. The company’s head of corporate and institutional business Pete Cherecwich told Bloomberg that the company has started developing a strategy to secure custody-held digital…

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