Tag: companies

Sep 07 2021

BBVA Switzerland Launches Crypto Wallet and Investment Offerings for Retail Investors

Sep 07 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  bank bbva bitcoin companies crypto

Earlier this week, multinational banking giant Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) launched its latest digital investment account, featuring an integrated cryptocurrency wallet. The move to add a digital crypto wallet is an extension of the custody and trading services the bank began experimenting with earlier in June. To access the so-called “New Gen” account service,...

Aug 25 2021

Companies Now Hold Over 1.6 Million Bitcoin, Almost 8% Of Total Supply

The amount of bitcoin held by companies worldwide only increases, accounting for nearly 8% of the total 21 million hard cap supply. ​Companies with bitcoin on their balance sheets now hold 1,660,473 BTC, almost 8% of the total bitcoin supply, according to data from Bitcoin Treasuries. MicroStrategy leads the way with 108,991 bitcoin being held, around half percent of...

Aug 23 2021

2Crazy brings professional poker player Jeff Gross onboard to create a comprehensive gaming experience

Aug 23 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  companies

Gaming platforms have garnered massive attention due to the advent of NFTs. From what looked like a casual competition has transitioned to worldwide tournaments with top gamers joining the space. The evolution of this multi- million dollar industry has attracted the likes of celebrity stardom and eye- watering sums creating the best action in the NFT sphere. Diverse NFT platforms have bought in real use-cases...

Aug 21 2021

No More Ethereum ETFs? Proshares, VanEck Withdraw Ether ETF Proposals

Merely two days ago, fund managers VanEck and ProShares filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to bring Ethereum exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to the U.S. markets. However, the two firms broke news on Friday that they have both chosen to withdraw their active applications. Similar to the dozens of Bitcoin ETFs awaiting approval, the proposed ETFs would have been...

Aug 20 2021

Binance Clamps Down on Customer Verification As Regulatory Pressures Mount

Aug 20 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  binance bitcoin btc btcusd companies

In light of recent regulatory crackdown and backlash, global crypto exchange Binance is beginning to crack down on its customer verification requirements across its platform. More specifically,...

Coinbase Set to Add Over $500M in Cryptocurrencies to Balance Sheet

Earlier on Thursday, cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase announced that it would purchase more than $500 million in various cryptocurrencies to add to its balance sheet. Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong first broke the news via Twitter, stating that the exchange had received approval to purchase upwards of half a billion dollars in digital assets. On Wednesday, the...

Jul 13 2021

$2 Trillion Asset Manager, Capital International Group Buys 12% Of Microstrategy

With 105,084 BTC on its books, MicroStrategy is by far the largest business Bitcoin holder on the planet. More than 111,000 BTC are held by entities controlled by Michael Saylor. Capital International Group Acquires Part Of Microstrategy According to SEC filings, Capital International Group, a $2.3 trillion asset management based in Los Angeles, declared a 12.2 percent interest in bitcoin-focused MicroStrategy. Capital Group...

Jul 12 2021

Binance Slew Of Problems Continues As Clear Junction Ditch The Crypto Exchange

Following a wave of unfavorable stories surrounding Binance in recent weeks, another player has decided to disassociate itself from the exchange. One of Binance’s payment partners in Europe, Clear Junction, has suspended facilitating payments to the crypto exchange. Clear Junction Cut Binance Off In recent weeks, Binance has had to deal with a slew of regulatory problems. Following similar steps by Barclays and...

Jul 05 2021

Grayscale Investments Adds Cardano to Flagship Digital Large Cap Fund

Jul 05 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  ada altcoins bitcoin cardano companies

Earlier this week, cryptocurrency asset manager Grayscale Investments announced that it had added Cardano (ADA) to its digital large cap fund (GDLC) -- marking the crypto project as the fund’s third largest component. Cardano is a...

Jun 28 2021

Huobi Bans Chinese Residents From Derivatives Trading As China’s Crypto Crackdown Continues

China’s ongoing crackdown on cryptocurrencies has forced Huobi exchange to halt derivatives trading services to users in China. As per an updated User Agreement from the Seychelles-based exchange, China is now on the list of prohibited jurisdictions for derivatives trading. Crypto users in the country can still access the exchange for spot trading. Huobi Ban Derivatives Trading The digital currency exchange Huobi has...

Jun 23 2021

Goldman Sachs Jumps On JPMorgan’s Repo Blockchain To Start Crypto Trading

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. has joined the blockchain-based network created by JPMorgan Chase & Co. for repurchase agreements that use smart contracts and a digitized version of the U.S. doll Goldman Sachs On JPMorgan's Blockchain In an interview with...

Jun 20 2021

Grayscale Looks to Bolster Offerings with 13 More Cryptos, Including Polygon, Solana, ICP

Jun 20 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  bitcoin companies news

Cryptocurrency asset manager Grayscale Investments announced earlier yesterday that it would consider venturing into new crypto investment products, including ones that...

Jun 16 2021

Crypto Asset Manager Bitwise Raises $70 Million in Latest Funding Round

Earlier this week, Bitwise announced that it had gained the financial backing of a new list of investors -- including KKR founder Henry Kravis and billionaire hedge fund manager Stan Druckenmiller. The round, which raised $70 million at a valuation just north of $500 million, featured investors including Electric Capital, Moore Strategic Ventures, Vetamer Capital, and Third...

Jun 12 2021

Crypto Bank Silvergate Cuts Ties with Binance, Discontinuing USD Deposits and Withdrawals

Silvergate Bank, a major financial institution partnered with crypto exchanges ranging from Kraken to Coinbase, recently cut ties with Binance. Earlier this Wednesday, Binance sent an email to its users stating that the platform would no longer support deposits and withdrawals via...

Jun 11 2021

The BitClout Drama Continues: Enter Robert Breedlove And Naval

The Bitcoin community hates BitClout with a passion. One of the space’s thought leaders, author and podcaster Robert Breedlove, just mentioned he’ll “be taking a look at it over the next week” and everyone lost their minds. Some thought he was kidnapped, or at least hacked. Others were more cautious and thought the BitClout people paid Breedlove...

Jun 02 2021

Standard Chartered Unit To Launch Crypto Services For Its Rich Clients

Standard Chartered, a major European bank, recently announced its plans to open a cryptocurrency exchange and brokerage platform in the United Kingdom and Europe. The Unit Will Target Institutional Investors According to a Reuters report from June 2, a StanChart PLC entity is...

Google Releases New Policies On Crypto-Related ADs

Google has announced an update to its financial products and services policy, which includes its policy on cryptocurrency advertising. The Tech Giant Introduces New Crypto Policy In a policy statement published Wednesday, Google said that "beginning...

May 28 2021

Nvidia: Ethereum’s PoS Upgrade Will Set Back Graphics Card Demand

As Ethereum’s transition to EIP-1559 and Ethereum 2.0 loom ever closer, discussions over the future of GPU mining have swept over the crypto mining community. If EIP-1559 fails to bring down Ethereum’s obscenely high transaction costs and thus drive Ethereum mining obsolete, the shift to proof- of-stake certainly will. While these thoughts are a dime a dozen these days, graphics card...

May 27 2021

The Summer’s Biggest Event Celebrating Decentralized Finance – Register now at DeFi Summit

May 27 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  companies

DeFi Summit, the largest conference dedicated to decentralized finance is almost here and due to take place from June 14th to 18th 2021. Set to be the biggest event in DeFi this year, the virtual summit is free to attend and features five days jam-packed with speakers, panel sessions, fireside chats, and even a demo day for up and coming projects across different...

NBA Hall of Famer Paul Pierce to Play Against Joe Lubin & Phil Ivey in a Charity Poker Game Broadcast Live on Twitch

May 27 2021 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  companies industry

Watch Top Celebrities Battle It Out on the Virtue Poker Platform To support charitable causes, Virtue Poker, a leading decentralized poker platform, will organize a crypto celebrity poker tournament on its...

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