Category: Crypto asset

Société Générale Launches Blockchain-Based Structured Product

French financial services giant Société Générale has issued security tokens on Tezos’ public blockchain as part of its ongoing experimentation with cutting-edge fintech applications. Latest Move Reflects Bank’s Efforts to Fold Cryptocurrency Operations Into Its Ecosystem In its latest milestone in the blockchain arena, French multinational bank Société Générale has issued its very first structured […]

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SEC Filing Shows Blackrock Held Bitcoin Futures Contracts Worth $6.15 Million

After signaling its intention to get exposed to bitcoin, Blackrock, the world’s largest asset manager, has now revealed its initial investments toward the crypto asset. According to the asset manager’s filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 31, Blackrock, through its Global Allocation Fund, held 37 bitcoin futures contracts worth $6.15 million. […]

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New Data Shows Bitcoin Captured Net Gains For Six Consecutive Months

According to Bloqport’s latest data, bitcoin, which ended the month of March with an overall gain of 29%, has now been in the green for six consecutive months. The data also shows that the crypto asset’s value has nearly doubled from its December 2020 closing price of $29,383 to its current value of $58,647. With […]

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New Zealand Fund Invests 5% in Bitcoin— CIO Says You ‘Can’t Really Discount Bitcoin’

A New Zealand hedge fund, NZ Funds Management, which had $350 million worth of assets under management at the end of December 2020, says five percent of its money is invested in bitcoin. According to the firm’s CIO James Grigor, ​bitcoin is also set to be featured in more of its Kiwisaver investment schemes within […]

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‘Wolf of Wallstreet’ Jordan Belfort Now Bullish on BTC, Says Crypto Asset Will Reach $100,000

Jordan Belfort, the self-proclaimed “Wolf of Wallstreet” has moved away from his bearish views on bitcoin and now predicts the crypto asset might reach $100,000. Belfort, who has reinvented himself as a motivational speaker and consultant, says bitcoin unlike company stocks is more about “pure supply and demand.” He adds that the crypto asset is […]

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UK Watchdog Bans Bitcoin Advert for ‘Irresponsibly’ Promoting Investments in the Crypto Asset

The United Kingdom’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned Coinfloor’s bitcoin advert for “irresponsibly” promoting investments in the crypto asset. The watchdog claimed the crypto exchange’s marketing campaign had targeted pensioners who were “unlikely to know” much about the topic. ASA’s ruling comes after the regulator received two complaints concerning the advert. According to a […]

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Ripple to Dispose Stake in Moneygram Shortly After Announcing End of a Business Relationship

Just a few days after announcing the end of its partnership with Moneygram, the fintech firm Ripple Labs is now moving to dispose of its stake in the listed company. In a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Ripple says it has entered into an agreement with Jefferies in which the latter […]

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Indictment Order Issued Against Leaders of the Geek Group for Their Role Using BTC in an Illegal Money Transmission Business

A U.S. District Court has indicted three individuals behind the now-defunct Geek Group for their role in running an illegal money transmission business that used bitcoin to move funds across states. According to the indictment documents, it was Christopher Allan Boden then president of the Geek Group, who “sold bitcoin to numerous customers, in exchange […]

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Grayscale Adds 174,000 LTC to Its Litecoin Holdings- Price of the Altcoin Unresponsive

According to reports, Grayscale added 174,000 tokens to its litecoin holdings in the past month. This haul pushed its total holdings of the altcoin to 1.44 million. Following this acquisition, which represents 80% of all litecoin that were mined in the past month, the total value of Grayscale’s holdings of the altcoin is now just […]

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BTC Branded ‘the Most Portable Asset’ as 420k Bitcoins Used as Collateral in Q4 of 2020

According to the findings of a joint Arcane Research and Bistamp study, bitcoin’s unique characteristics, which include it being “the most portable asset”, are the likely contributing factors behind the increasing use of the crypto as a collateral asset. Bitcoin Unmatched This is evidenced by the study’s data which shows that approximately “420,000 bitcoins were […]

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