Tag: finance

Jul 23 2021

BlockFi is Planning To Go Public Despite Regulators’ Crackdown

Jul 23 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  finance

As regulators close in, BlockFi continues its plans to go public after a potential $500 million Series E funding round, according to Coindesk’s sources. The cryptocurrency lending platform is currently aiming to go public at some point over the next 18 months, according to the documentation provided to investors on Wednesday 22nd. However, details are [...] The post BlockFi is Planning To Go...

Jul 20 2021

United States Lawmakers Express Concerns On Use Of Digital Yuan at 2020 Olympic Games

Jul 20 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  finance

As China’s Digital Currency development continues to progress, US lawmakers are asking athletes and the Olympic committee to prevent the use of Digital Yuan during the 2022 games. The 3 United States Senators signed a letter urging the committee to ban American athletes from making use of China’s new Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) during [...] The post United States Lawmakers Express Concerns...

Jul 07 2021

Synthetic DeFi Tesla & Apple Shares Exploding in Crypto Market

Jul 07 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  defi finance

The creation of synthetic assets in the decentralized finance (DeFi) ecosystem has given birth to the creation of synthetic versions of Tesla, Amazon, Apple, and other big stocks, creating doubt on the future of stocks. These synthetic stocks have been seen in projects like Mirror Protocol and Synthetix over the past years, where they mimic [...] The post Synthetic DeFi Tesla & Apple...

Jul 02 2021

ProShares Looks to Launch Blockchain ETF

Jul 02 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  finance

ProShares, the massive ETF company, has opted to offer exposure to cryptos and blockchain via blockchain companies, at least according to a recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Unlike a pure crypto ETF that would give investors direct exposure to the price of major tokens, the new ProShares ETS would invest in [...] The post ProShares Looks to Launch Blockchain...

Jun 16 2021

Survey: Crypto Will Represent 7% of Hedge Funds Assets By 2026 as Institutional Interest Soars

Jun 16 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  finance

A survey of 100 hedge fund Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) forecasts that hedge funds all around the world will be holding 7.2% of their assets in crypto within 5 years. The results reflect an increasing vote of confidence in cryptocurrencies despite the increasing regulatory pressure and volatility the industry has experienced over the past months. [...] The post Survey: Crypto Will Represent 7%...

May 13 2021

Bitwise’s New ETF Offers Regulated Exposure to Crypto Company Stocks

Each of the included companies must hold “$100 million of liquid crypto assets on their balance sheet.”

May 04 2021

Crypto’s Gender Disparity: What Can Be Done About It? 4 Women Weigh In

May 04 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  2021 crypto finance tech unchained

Crypto's Gender Disparity: What Can Be Done About It? 4 Women Weigh In Crypto sits at the intersection of two male-dominated industries: tech and finance. I was asked to moderate a panel for the Amber Group with four leading women in crypto to discuss the role of gender in the crypto industry and what can be done to bring more women into the...

Apr 20 2021

PWC Report: China Not Ranked First for CBDC Development

Apr 20 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  cbdc china finance pwc

While China is usually referred to as the most advanced country in the world when it comes to the development of its Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) suggests this isn't the case. PwC has published the first edition of its “PwC Global CBDC Index 2021”, in which it analyses [...] The post PWC Report: China Not Ranked...

Apr 09 2021

Executive Summary: Why Every Fixed Income Investor Needs To Own Bitcoin As Portfolio Insurance

Apr 09 2021 Published at Bitcoin Magazine under tags  credit finance investors markets stocks

Greg Foss takes a deep look at the conditions surrounding the global credit market in this executive summary.It is often said that equities are about emotion, whereas bonds are about reason. Equity investors tend to ask, “How much can I make?” whereas bond investors tend to ask, ”How much can I lose?” Are these types of investors optimists vs. pessimists? No, but...

Apr 02 2021

Michael Jordan’s NFT Investment

Apr 02 2021 Published at Unchained Podcast under tags  bitcoin blackrock blockchain btc crypto

PLUS: Goldman Sachs to offer clients bitcoin! With Bitcoin hovering just below $60k and Ethereum sitting just under $2k, it looks like April could be another bullish month in the crypto industry. In lieu of a typical introduction summarizing the week’s news, I am going to embed a tweet from the @Unchained_pod, the new Twitter handle for all Unchained content. Click the link...

Mar 19 2021

CBDCs Need to Coexist With Cash According to Jerome Powell

Mar 19 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  cbdc finance regulation

The United States Federal Reserve Chairman, Jerome Powell, referred to Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBD) by stating they would not replace cash but complement it. The remarks took place at a conference hosted by the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures taking in Basel, Switzerland. During the conference, Powell said, “Relevant to today’s topic, one [...] The post CBDCs Need to Coexist With...

Mar 02 2021

Bullish: Citi Claims Bitcoin is “At The Tipping Point” to Become Mainstream

Mar 02 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  bitcoin btc citi citi bank finance

Citigroup, one of the big four financial institutions in the United States, has recently published a report titled “Bitcoin: At The Tipping Point” in which the organization claims that cryptocurrencies are ready to become mainstream. The report was officially published on March 1st at a time when companies like Tesla, Paypal, Twitter, and Mastercard have [...] The post Bullish: Citi Claims Bitcoin is...

Feb 09 2021

St. Louis Federal Reserve Says 3 Risks Hold DeFi Back From “Paradigm Shift”

The St. Louis Federal Reserve published an article on the risks and opportunities in DeFi. If the technology can overcome...

Jan 22 2021

Banque de France Successfully Completes First CBDC Transactions

Jan 22 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  cbdc euro finance fintech

Banque de France (the French central bank) has announced the successful testing of its central bank digital currency (CBDC) in collaboration with multiple financial and tech groups. The experiment was considered to be successful on December 17th of 2020 but wasn’t announced until January 19th of this year via a press release. It was completed [...] The post Banque de France Successfully Completes...

Jan 18 2021

Ecuadoran Presidential Candidate Wants to Create a National Cryptocurrency

Jan 18 2021 Published at Blockonomi under tags  ecuador finance national crypto regulation

Ecuadoran presidential candidate Giovanny Andrade shared his plans to create a national cryptocurrency for the Latin American country based on the gold standard. Giovanny Andrade is the president of the Ecuadorian-Chilean Chamber of Mining and has been a supporter of the dollarization of the Ecuadorian economy started in the year 2000 under the presidency of [...] The post Ecuadoran Presidential Candidate Wants to...

Dec 15 2020

On Fintech Regulation & CBDCs: a Chat with Bermuda’s Chief Fintech Advisor

Denis Pitcher speaks on Bermuda's attitude toward fintech, crypto, CBDCs, and more.

Dec 10 2020

2021: The Year of Quppy And The Evolution of Banks As A Service (BaaS)

Dec 10 2020 Published at Bitcoinist.com under tags  banks finance industry quppy

2020 has been a year unlike any other in terms of dramatic life change. Throughout history, any phases of challenge or uncertainty led to a mass disruption of the traditional systems in place and ushered in a new societal revolution. There was an industrial revolution, a technological revolution, and what is next is a decentralized, all-digital future. The basis of a brighter, more...

Dec 03 2020

Visa Embraces USDC as U.S. Congressional Officials Take Aim at Stablecoins

Dec 03 2020 Published at Blockonomi under tags  ethereum finance fintech stablecoin usdc

U.S. card payments giant Visa is among the most influential and far-reaching companies in the world. Circle's USDC is among the most popular stablecoin projects in Ethereum's booming decentralized finance ecosystem. Take note, then, because the two entities are partnering up to bring USDC payments into Visa's sprawling network of +60 million merchants. Announced Wednesday, [...] The post Visa Embraces USDC as U.S....

Dec 02 2020

BlackRock CEO Believes Bitcoin Could Become a Global Asset

Bitcoin could simply become a global asset. This is according to Larry Fink, the head of the world’s largest asset manager BlackRock. During a conversation with the former […]

Nov 30 2020

US Dollar Plummets to Lowest Point in 2.5 Years: Report

The dollar's drop comes on the heels of a global market surge that took place throughout the month of November.

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