Bakkt Bitcoin Futures A Big Positive Say Crypto Insiders, Step Towards ETFs 12
Gary McFarlane, the cryptocurrency analyst at interactive investor, shares his thoughts – and those of other industry figures and experts – on Bakkt bitcoin futures. On 23 September Bakkt finally launches its physically settled bitcoin futures product – institutional customers can start depositing bitcoin from 6 September. But onboarding institutions into...
fund
Alan Howard, a British billionaire investor and head of Brevan Howard hedge fund, is launching a cryptocurrency portfolio platform that will allow individuals to make stable investments – despite the volatility of digital assets.  The new platform is being developed mainly for institutional investors and will make investments in various...
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The Electric Coin Company (ECC), the for-profit firm behind the ongoing development of Zcash (ZEC), has published its Q3 transparency report. Despite recording significant financial losses, the privacy coin developer’s report revealed that it has not laid off any employees. ECC’s management operated on a monthly deficit of around 30%...
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Michael J. Casey, co-founder and CEO at Streambed Media, a video content monetization platform, has argued that the traditional financial system is “broken.” Casey, a prominent author and speaker, wrote:  “Helping to fix [the international monetary system] poses a huge opportunity for the cryptographers behind cryptocurrency and blockchain technology.”  The...
Why Apple Executives Think Crypto Has "Long Term Potential" 13
Although the release of Apple Card – a joint venture with investment firm Goldman Sachs – implied a disinterest in the future of cryptocurrency, recent remarks by project leads state otherwise. In a conversation with CNN’s chief business correspondent, Apple Pay vice president Jennifer Bailey voiced the project’s collective opinions...
Digital Gold? Bitcoin Strong as Gold Sees Massive Collapse 14
Bitcoin as Digital Gold Over the past 18 months, the “Bitcoin is digital gold” narrative has gained a lot of steam across investment communities. From traditional market investors and macroeconomic analysts to cryptocurrency pundits and libertarians, Bitcoin has increasingly been seen as something that is effectively the digital counterpart to...