Investments

US SEC Approves BTC Futures Fund to Offer Shares to Institutional Investors

Bitcoin (BTC) futures-focused NYDIG Bitcoin Strategy Fund has procured approval from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), entitling it with the right to offer its shares to institutional investors. According to an SEC filing that came into effect on Dec. 2, the New York Digital Investment Group LLC (NYDIG) is now authorized to …

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Pomp Joins Figure’s Board as Firm Completes $103M Funding Round

California-based fintech company Figure Technologies has completed its $103 million funding round led by cryptocurrency asset manager Morgan Creek Digital. In conjunction with closing the Series C round, the blockchain-focused firm announced that Morgan Creek co-founder Anthony Pompliano had joined Figure’s board, according to a press release on Dec. 5. The news comes three days …

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Fintech Arm of Chinese Insurance Giant Shoots for $500M IPO in US

OneConnect, the financial technology subsidiary of Chinese insurance giant Ping An, has updated its filing for an initial public offering (IPO) with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). According to an F-1 filing dated Dec. 2, the firm is looking to sell $500 million worth of shares in its IPO. The recent filing …

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European Banks Struggle With Low Interest Rates and Strict Regulations

</header> <strong>Banks in Europe have been in a difficult spot lately. A new report reveals that financial institutions across the region faced serious difficulties in the 2018 financial year, and despite all the cost cutting that followed, haven’t managed to compensate the revenue decline in 2019. Historically low interest rates, new regulatory hurdles and competition …

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Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Open Interest Hits New All-Time High of $6.54M

Bitcoin (BTC) futures open interest on digital asset platform Bakkt has hit a new all-time high. According to a Dec. 3 Twitter post published on Dec. 3 by Bakkt Volume Bot — a Twitter account dedicated to reporting Bakkt trading volumes — Monday’s open interest on Bakkt Bitcoin futures reached a new all-time high of …

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Blockchain Firm Figure Technologies Secures $58M, Aims for $103M

San Francisco-based fintech firm Figure Technologies has secured $58 million in a recent funding round which aims to raise a total of $103 million. According to a filing with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, Figure — which is the creator of Provenance, a blockchain platform to track supply chains — has raised over $58.8 …

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Gladius Dissolves Ignoring SEC Order to Refund $12.7M ICO

Distributed cybersecurity startup Gladius dissolved without complying with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to reimburse investors. The firm’s co-founder and chief technology officer Alex Godwin announced the dissolution of the company in a message sent to the project’s official Telegram group on Nov. 22.  “The company no longer has funds to continue” …

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Grayscale Puts Trust to the Test by Pursuing SEC Registration

On Nov. 19, Grayscale Investments, a subsidiary of Digital Currency Group and the world’s largest digital asset manager, filed a voluntary registration statement on Form 10 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission on behalf of its Grayscale Bitcoin Trust. If successful, the move would result in the trust acquiring the status of an …

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Crypto Asset Diversification Vs. All Eggs in One Basket

What’s an effective way to diversify a crypto portfolio? Are crypto assets able to be diversified at all? These are the questions that many “Hodlers” have been asking. The slow bleed of Bitcoin (BTC) and other major cryptocurrencies prices has been challenging investors and their holding powers. Despite BTC still able to maintain its 112% …

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Bakkt Bitcoin Futures Set New Daily Record Trading Over $20M

Bitcoin (BTC) futures daily volumes on digital asset platform Bakkt have hit a new all-time high, according to data from Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). More than $20.3 million was traded in Bitcoin — or 2728 futures contracts — on Nov. 22.  30% higher than the previous daily volume record The new volume record represents a 66% …

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