Grayscale: Q3 Saw Record High Inflows, Growing Institutional Interest

October 22, 2019
Digital asset management giant Grayscale registered over $254 million in total investment into its products in the third quarter of 2019. In its Digital Asset Investment Report for Q3 2019, Grayscale provided details on the inflows into its products for the period from July 1, 2019 through Sept. 30, 2019. The third quarter of the

Survey: 40% of Millennials Look to Crypto in the Event of Recession

September 17, 2019
New data suggests 40% of millennials would prefer to invest in crypto assets in the event of a recession. In a news release shared with Cointelegraph on Sept. 10, multi-asset investment platform and social network eToro cited a survey on generational investment conducted from July 18 to July 31 among 1,000 online investors in the United

Miss Finland: Bitcoin’s Risk Keeps Most Women Away From Cryptocurrency

September 11, 2019
Bitcoin (BTC) is less popular among women because they are less interested in risky investments, according to one of the cryptocurrency’s best-known female proponents. Ryyti: Women “more risk-conscious” In a Twitter discussion on Sept. 5, Miss Universe Finland 2015 winner, Rosa-Maria Ryyti, argued Bitcoin’s risk factor made it more appealing to men. She was responding

VanEck, SolidX to Offer Limited Bitcoin ETF for Institutions Via Exemption

September 6, 2019
Following another delay on Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETFs), asset managers VanEck and SolidX plan to offer a limited version of their Bitcoin ETF to institutional investors. VanEck Securities and SolidX Management want to start selling shares in a limited version of a Bitcoin ETF, using a rule that exempts the shares from securities registration, under

Bitcoin ‘Failed Safe Haven Test’ After 7% Drop, Peter Schiff Gloats

September 3, 2019
Bitcoin (BTC) has shown it is not a safe haven asset, gold bug Peter Schiff has said after the largest cryptocurrency dropped 7% in daily trading. In a tweet on Aug. 28, Schiff, who has become increasingly known as a Bitcoin naysayer, claimed BTC/USD dipping below $10,000 once again on Thursday put pay to theories

Thai SEC Warns Public About New Crypto Scam Operating Overseas

August 30, 2019
Thailand’s securities regulator has warned the public about scam entities posing as legal digital currency trading firms operating overseas. Investor losses are not known The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has discovered a new crypto scam where investors are lured into operating with companies outside the country, local English-language news outlet Bangkok Post reported

Simetri Research Launches Dashboard for Short-Term Crypto Traders

August 29, 2019
Crypto research and analysis service Simetri Research has launched a new platform that displays short-term trading signals. Closing the information gap Crypto Briefing announced the new service, Coins on the Move, on Aug. 22. Coins on the Move is reportedly designed to meet the informational needs of short-term crypto traders, who prefer to actively buy

Japanese HR and Tech Giant Recruit Holdings Invests in Blockstack

August 28, 2019
Blockchain startup Blockstack PBC has received strategic investment from Japanese human resources giant Recruit Holdings. U.S. startups look for Japanese partnerships The Block reported the startup’s new funding on Aug. 22. As part of the investment deal, Recruit, which is currently valued at $50 billion, is purchasing Blockstack’s STACK tokens. Blockstack CEO and co-founder Muneeb

MouseBelt Launches Blockchain Scheme at Three Uni of California Sites

August 28, 2019
Blockchain accelerator MouseBelt has launched a blockchain education initiative at three campuses in the University of California system. Blockchain education at U.S. universities In a news release shared with Cointelegraph on Aug. 22, MouseBelt announced an initiative with UC Davis, UC Los Angeles and UC Santa Barbara to support blockchain-focused education, research and entrepreneurship. An

Samsung-Backed Blockchain Startup Raises $7.5M from Shinhan Bank

August 27, 2019
South Korean blockchain startup Blockco has secured 9 billion Korean won ($7.5 million) in a recent Series B+ funding round participated by major local banks. Banks continue interest in blockchain Backed by South Korea’s tech giant Samsung, Blockco announced the investment in a blog post on Aug. 22. The funding round involved South Korea’s oldest