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Prime broker CyberX is rolling out cross-exchange portfolio margin for derivatives

Prime broker CyberX is rolling out cross-exchange portfolio margin for derivatives

Crypto prime broker CyberX is rolling out a cross-exchange portfolio margin product for spots and derivatives trading. The Hong Kong-registered prime broker said in an announcement on Wednesday that the product, called CyberX Prime, aims to enable institutional clients to trade and manage their portfolio margins across global crypto exchanges from one single account. “Everybody […]

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Report: PayPal is looking to acquire crypto companies, BitGo named as potential target

Report: PayPal is looking to acquire crypto companies, BitGo named as potential target

A new report from Bloomberg indicates that payments giant PayPal is shopping for potential crypto company acquisitions. Crypto services firm BitGo was named in the outlet’s report, which characterized the talks as ongoing and cited unnamed people familiar with the matter. Though a full article link was not available at press time, the text is […]

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$1.4 trillion asset manager backs crypto startup Curv, bringing total funds raised to $30 million

$1.4 trillion asset manager backs crypto startup Curv, bringing total funds raised to $30 million

Crypto security startup Curv is beefing up its cap table with two new investors, including $1.4 trillion asset manager Franklin Templeton. Franklin Templeton is joined by financial technology venture capital investor Illuminate Financial Management. The fresh injection of capital brings the firm’s total amount raised to $30 million, according to Josh Schwartz, COO at Curv. Previous […]

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Crypto’s latest M&A deal features a unique element: a token ‘merger’

Crypto’s latest M&A deal features a unique element: a token ‘merger’

European crypto exchange LGO and publicly traded brokerage Voyager are merging. The deal is the latest M&A deal in the digital asset market following tie-ups between Binance and CoinMarketCap as well as FTX and Blockfolio. A spokesman for LGO did not comment on the specific financial details of the merger, noting that LGO’s assets will […]

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A closer look at Binance’s record-breaking Q3

A closer look at Binance’s record-breaking Q3

Quick Take Binance burned $68M in BNB this weekend marking an all-time high The exchange recorded 106.8M web visits in Q3, which is a 47% Q/Q increase In terms of the spot volume, Binance has recorded its best quarter by far Binance’s futures volume has increased by 44% Q/Q This research piece is available to […]

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Grayscale sees more than $1 billion in new investments in Q3

Grayscale sees more than $1 billion in new investments in Q3

Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest digital currency asset manager, says it raised $1.05 billion for investment products during the third quarter of 2020 — the largest inflow of funds from investors a single quarter in Grayscale’s history. On Wednesday the firm released a comprehensive report detailing its latest investment activity. According to the report, the […]

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JPMorgan believes more payment companies will enable bitcoin purchases similar to Square’s Cash App

JPMorgan believes more payment companies will enable bitcoin purchases similar to Square’s Cash App

Banking giant JPMorgan believes that more payment companies will allow their clients to purchase bitcoin (BTC) via their apps, similar to Square’s Cash App. In a research note on Tuesday, JPMorgan strategists led by Nikolaos Panigirtzoglou wrote that Square’s Cash App, which added bitcoin trading in 2018, surpassed the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust as a vehicle […]

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US Department of Homeland Security taps five blockchain startups to reinforce anti-forgery and counterfeit prevention procedures

US Department of Homeland Security taps five blockchain startups to reinforce anti-forgery and counterfeit prevention procedures

The Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, the research and development wing of the United States Department of Homeland Security, has given close to a million dollars to five blockchain startups.  The intent of these awards, totaling $817,712, aims to find standards-based technologies to help the Department of Homeland Security use blockchain to modernize operations. In […]

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