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Future of Index Funds

Future of Index Funds

Inspired by traditional index funds' success, Crypto20 (C20) was designed to reinvent how investors gain exposure to the broader crypto market. With cryptocurrencies long-term growth potential, an index fund is the perfect entry point for investors looking to generate exceptional returns without taking on excessive risk.

Investment Funds for 2020 | Index Funds Centralized Decentralized and the Blockchain

Investment Funds for 2020 | Index Funds Centralized Decentralized and the Blockchain

On the outset, this article has been written to put in perspective Index Funds as we know them, which new kind of Index Funds are developing with Cryptocurrencies (Digital Assets) and what developments are taking place in the Global Capital Markets with Blockchain developments.

Texas Man Charged for Using COVID-19 Small Business Relief Funds to Buy Crypto

Texas Man Charged for Using COVID-19 Small Business Relief Funds to Buy Crypto

Texas resident Joshua Thomas Argires has been charged for investing COVID-19 relief funds in cryptocurrencies

Galaxy Digital Capital Management Launches Bitcoin Funds While Making Bakkt and Fidelity Custodians

Galaxy Digital Capital Management Launches Bitcoin Funds While Making Bakkt and Fidelity Custodians

Galaxy Digital Capital Management LP, an affiliate of Galaxy Digital Holdings Ltd, issued two Bitcoin funds with Bakkt and Fidelity Digital Assets as custodians for the funds, while Bloomberg L.P will be the pricing agent.

Hedge Funds Were Net Short Bitcoin Futures Coming Into the Crash

Hedge Funds Were Net Short Bitcoin Futures Coming Into the Crash

According to the Block, hedge funds were inordinately short CME bitcoin futures compared to their peers the past week. So much so that net short positions among the hedge funds trading the product were at an all-time high the past two weeks.

What Is a Bitcoin ETF?

What Is a Bitcoin ETF?

Bitcoin ETF is a type of security that tracks the overall price of Bitcoin and enables investors to trade and purchase shares of it on traditional exchanges.

Hamilton Lane Tokenizes Funds to Offer Individual Investors Access Private Markets

Hamilton Lane Tokenizes Funds to Offer Individual Investors Access Private Markets

Hamilton Lane is making three investment funds available to individual investors by tokenizing part of its $835 billion funds via a partnership with Securitize.

SFC Commends Progress on Mainland-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds Enhancement

SFC Commends Progress on Mainland-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds Enhancement

SFC welcomes advancements in Mainland-Hong Kong Mutual Recognition of Funds enhancements.

Tornado Cash Community Fund Signatories Relinquish their Positions

Tornado Cash Community Fund Signatories Relinquish their Positions

The signatories to Tornado Cash's community funds have relinquished their role, automatically ceding control of the funds to the Decentralized Autonomous Organization (DAO).

Louis Vuitton-Backed Aglae Ventures to Launch €100m Fund for Crypto Startups

Louis Vuitton-Backed Aglae Ventures to Launch €100m Fund for Crypto Startups

Paris-based Aglaé Ventures, the Venture Capital firm backed by wealthy businessman Bernard Arnault, is notably on track to float a Fund that will be dedicated to backing investments in the digital currency ecosystem.

Bitcoin Price Bull Run Intact Despite $1700 Price Dive on Sunday

Bitcoin Price Bull Run Intact Despite $1700 Price Dive on Sunday

The Bitcoin price went on a wild ride over the weekend, the bulls pushing the Bitcoin price up to $12,100, before the world’s biggest cryptocurrency plunged back to $10,640 within a matter of minutes.

Grayscale Launches New Entity to Manage Growing Funds

Grayscale Launches New Entity to Manage Growing Funds

Cryptocurrency asset manager Grayscale Investments has launched a new entity, the Grayscale Funds Trust, to manage its publicly traded financial products in-house. The company has also filed a registration statement for three new cryptocurrency-focused ETFs, including a Bitcoin Composite ETF, Ethereum Futures ETF, and a Privacy ETF.

Valkyrie Funds Introduces Crypto SMAs for Fund Managers & Advisors

Valkyrie Funds Introduces Crypto SMAs for Fund Managers & Advisors

Valkyrie SMAs’ launch comes after similar offerings by Coinbase, Ark Invest, Bitwise, and Franklin Templeton.

Dapper Labs Raises $18M in Token Sale

Dapper Labs Raises $18M in Token Sale

The team responsible for the crypto-collectibles phenomenon “Crypto Kitties” has just secured an $18 million token sale.

Defunct Crypto Lender BlockFi Has $227 Million in Uninsured Funds with Troubled Silicon Valley Bank

Defunct Crypto Lender BlockFi Has $227 Million in Uninsured Funds with Troubled Silicon Valley Bank

A bankruptcy filing has revealed that BlockFi has $227 million in uninsured funds allocated to a money market mutual fund (MMMF) offered by Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), which was shut down by the California Department of Financial Protection and Innovation on March 10. While the investment may not be at risk despite SVB's troubles, the filing highlights that the funds are not FDIC-insured, not insured by any federal government agency, and "not guaranteed by the bank." The recent Silvergate bankruptcy has also impacted the crypto market.

Crypto Debit Card Services Hit Hard as UK Financial Watchdog Suspends Wirecard Subsidiary

Crypto Debit Card Services Hit Hard as UK Financial Watchdog Suspends Wirecard Subsidiary

United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has suspended Wirecard Card Solution Ltd, the Wirecard’s subsidiary responsible for the issuance of Visa crypto debit cards.

Holon Partners with Gemini, Launches Australia’s Lowest Fee Crypto ETFs

Holon Partners with Gemini, Launches Australia’s Lowest Fee Crypto ETFs

Holon has launched Australia’s first unlisted retail Bitcoin, Ethereum and Filecoin funds. The crypto funds provide investors with low fees and regulated access to the burgeoning blockchain and crypto worlds.

Telegram Hit With $18.5 Million SEC Fine and Set to Return $1.2 Billion to Investors as it Dissolves TON Project

Telegram Hit With $18.5 Million SEC Fine and Set to Return $1.2 Billion to Investors as it Dissolves TON Project

Telegram will return $1.2 billion to investors and pay a fine of $18.5 million to the SEC as it dissolves TON network. But community members seek to revive the project.

Ontario Teachers Pension Floats with FTX Trading amid Crypto Volatility

Ontario Teachers Pension Floats with FTX Trading amid Crypto Volatility

Despite market volatility and a recent decline in value, Ontario Teachers Pension has continued embracing its crypto business investments.

Significant Bitcoin Price Fall is Expected as CME Bitcoin Futures Settle Ahead of the Weekend

Significant Bitcoin Price Fall is Expected as CME Bitcoin Futures Settle Ahead of the Weekend

Wall Street’s institutional interest in cryptocurrency has been reflected by CME’s futures contracts on Bitcoin, as it can only be traded by institutional investors and professionals.

Japan Moves to Boost VC Investments in Web3 Companies Through Cryptocurrency Acquisition Bill

Japan Moves to Boost VC Investments in Web3 Companies Through Cryptocurrency Acquisition Bill

Japan's government plans to amend LPS laws to allow cryptocurrencies acquisition and holding, aiming to simplify investment processes and support Web3 businesses, boosting domestic startups.

Governments Are Considering Welcoming Bitcoin Investments, NYDIG CEO Reveals

Governments Are Considering Welcoming Bitcoin Investments, NYDIG CEO Reveals

In an interview with Real vision media firm, Robert Gutmann, the CEO of cryptocurrency investment firm NYDIG, has revealed that unnamed state-owned investment funds have been approaching the crypto investment firm with inquiries about making Bitcoin purchases.

Transform Ventures Co-Invests in Alpha Transform Holdings to Accelerate Blockchain Investment

Transform Ventures Co-Invests in Alpha Transform Holdings to Accelerate Blockchain Investment

Transform Ventures has co-invested in Alpha Transform Holdings, a new holding company aiming to support the blockchain ecosystem through investments via two new funds. The merger of select assets from Transform Ventures and Alpha Sigma Capital’s parent company will amount to $100 million in assets under management, with a focus on delivering suites of products under asset management, Alpha Transform products, and Alpha Transform strategies.

SEC to Amend Reporting Standards for Hedge Funds Alongside CFTC

SEC to Amend Reporting Standards for Hedge Funds Alongside CFTC

The United States SEC is looking to amend the reporting standards for Form PF, the confidential reporting form for certain SEC-registered investment advisers to private funds.

Symmetry Launches Revolutionary Platform for Decentralized Crypto Indices and Actively Managed Funds on Solana

Symmetry Launches Revolutionary Platform for Decentralized Crypto Indices and Actively Managed Funds on Solana

Today marks a groundbreaking step for decentralized finance (DeFi) on the Solana blockchain as Symmetry launches its highly anticipated User Interface at https://app.symmetry.fi/.

Germany to Permit Institutional Funds to Invest Billions in Crypto Assets for the First Time

Germany to Permit Institutional Funds to Invest Billions in Crypto Assets for the First Time

The German administration is set to green-light legislation on Monday, which will permit institutional funds to invest as much as 20% in crypto assets like Bitcoin.

Superstate Gains $14m in Series A Led by Distributed Global and CoinFund

Superstate Gains $14m in Series A Led by Distributed Global and CoinFund

Superstate, an innovative asset management firm, has secured a $14 million Series A financing round, aiming to expand its team and launch private funds for institutional investors.

Crypto Debit Card Issuer Wirecard Missing Over $2 Billion in Cash as Auditor Raises Questions

Crypto Debit Card Issuer Wirecard Missing Over $2 Billion in Cash as Auditor Raises Questions

Wirecard announced that it is missing $2.1 billion after auditors Ernst & Young raised questions.

Circle's Stablecoin USDC Affected by Collapsed Bank

Circle's Stablecoin USDC Affected by Collapsed Bank

Circle's USDC stablecoin briefly de-pegged after news that $3.3 billion of its cash reserves were stuck with collapsed bank Silicon Valley Bank. USDC's dollar peg has since recovered, but mass redemptions have led to a drop in the stablecoin's market cap by nearly 10% since March 11.

Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee Discusses: What Happens After the 10 Best Days for Bitcoin?

Fundstrat’s Thomas Lee Discusses: What Happens After the 10 Best Days for Bitcoin?

Thomas Lee, the Co-Founder, Managing Director, and Head of Research at Fundstrat Global Advisors, known for his opinions on the Bitcoin and crypto market has sat down with Blockchain.News to discuss his views on some macro trends and the Bitcoin industry we’re currently observing.

KuCoin Becomes the First Centralized Exchange to Start Offering NFT ETFs

KuCoin Becomes the First Centralized Exchange to Start Offering NFT ETFs

KuCoin said the launch of its ‘NFT ETF Trading Zone’ aims to improve the liquidity of NFT assets and lower the investment threshold of major NFTs to its over 20 million users.

Valkyrie to Liquidate Bitcoin Balance Sheet ETF following Low Customer Demand

Valkyrie to Liquidate Bitcoin Balance Sheet ETF following Low Customer Demand

The Valkyrie Balance Sheet Opportunities Fund is expected to liquidate on October 31, 2022.

UK Fund Managers Urge Regulators to Approve Blockchain-Traded Funds

UK Fund Managers Urge Regulators to Approve Blockchain-Traded Funds

UK fund managers urge regulators to approve blockchain-traded funds, suggesting this move will help the UK in line with advances in the financial ecosystem.

Polkadot Regains Bullish Momentum as Osprey Launches Polkadot Trust

Polkadot Regains Bullish Momentum as Osprey Launches Polkadot Trust

Crypto asset management company Osprey Funds announced the establishment of the Osprey Polkadot Trust.

MyAlgo warns users of ongoing wallet exploit

MyAlgo warns users of ongoing wallet exploit

MyAlgo, a wallet provider for the Algorand network, has warned users to withdraw funds from wallets created with a seed phrase due to an ongoing exploit. The company is uncertain about the cause of recent wallet hacks and advises everyone to take precautionary measures. The exploit is suspected to have stolen over $9.2 million worth of funds, with around 25 accounts affected.

Digital Asset Firm Osprey Unveils First-Ever Polygon Trust Fund

Digital Asset Firm Osprey Unveils First-Ever Polygon Trust Fund

Osprey Funds digital assets management firm has launched the Osprey Polygon Trust to make it easier for both institutional and retail investors to invest in Polygon (MATIC) cryptocurrency.

SEC Accuses Kraken of Operating Without Registration, Alleges Mixing of Funds

SEC Accuses Kraken of Operating Without Registration, Alleges Mixing of Funds

The SEC has accused Kraken of operating as an unregistered securities exchange, broker, dealer, and clearing agency, accusing it of commingling customer and company funds and deficient internal controls.

THORSwap Resumes Operations with Enhanced Security Measures to Combat Illicit Funds Transfer

THORSwap Resumes Operations with Enhanced Security Measures to Combat Illicit Funds Transfer

THORSwap, a decentralized exchange (DEX) leveraging the THORChain protocol, resumed operations on October 13, following a temporary shutdown to address concerns of illicit funds transfer. The platform has enhanced its security measures, updated its terms of service, and partnered with an industry leader to prevent the movement of illicit funds. Although the move was met with mixed reactions from the community, it underscores THORSwap's commitment to providing a secure trading environment amid rising regulatory pressures in the DeFi sector.

With Recent $9.5 million Offering BTCS Gains Institutional Investor Interest

With Recent $9.5 million Offering BTCS Gains Institutional Investor Interest

BTCS, a digital asset blockchain technology-focused company, recently closed an institutional investor-backed $9.5 million financing comprised of 9,500,000 shares of its common stock and common stock warrants to purchase up to 7,125,000 shares of common stock at a combined purchase price of $1.00 per share in a registered direct offering.

Grayscale Hires Former Alerian CEO Davi LaValle As Global Head of ETFs

Grayscale Hires Former Alerian CEO Davi LaValle As Global Head of ETFs

Grayscale Investments has announced the hire of Davi LaValle as the head of its ETF business.

South Korean prosecutors trace millions in illicit funds tied to Terra co-founder

South Korean prosecutors trace millions in illicit funds tied to Terra co-founder

South Korean prosecutors have identified $314.2 million in illicit assets linked to Do Kwon and Terraform Labs. Kwon reportedly converted most of the funds into Bitcoin using overseas exchanges, making it difficult for the authorities to recover the assets. Terra experienced a $40 billion collapse in May 2022 due to fraud, with Kwon at the epicenter. Kwon was recently caught by authorities in Montenegro after evading arrest for nearly a year.

Russian Central Bank Bars Mutual Funds from Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Russian Central Bank Bars Mutual Funds from Investing in Cryptocurrencies

Under the new ban, Russia’s mutual fund companies must not invest in crypto assets.

TrustSwap's SmartLocks Service Locked Up Four Times More than Bitcoin LN

TrustSwap's SmartLocks Service Locked Up Four Times More than Bitcoin LN

TrustSwap, a DeFi platform dedicated to enabling the execution of timed token purchases, recently announced that its SmartLocks service has officially locked over four times more value than the Bitcoin Lightning Network. While this is a major achievement on its own, it is only one of TrustSwap's many different services and it shows the potential that the project has to dominate the DeFi sector.

Blockchain Startup Developed Solution to Crypto's Irreversible Transaction Problem

Blockchain Startup Developed Solution to Crypto's Irreversible Transaction Problem

An Israeli startup has developed a new technology that could prevent the loss of funds caused by human error when sending Bitcoins or other digital assets. The mistake is common as wallet addresses are represented by a unique and random string of alphanumeric characters.

Euler Finance Suffers Flash Loan Attack, Loses Millions in Multiple Cryptocurrencies

Euler Finance Suffers Flash Loan Attack, Loses Millions in Multiple Cryptocurrencies

Euler Finance, an Ethereum-based noncustodial lending protocol, suffered a flash loan attack on March 13, resulting in the loss of millions in Dai, USD Coin, staked Ether, and wrapped Bitcoin. The attacker stole nearly $196 million in multiple transactions, making it the largest hack of 2023. On-chain data indicates that the attack is related to a deflation attack that occurred one month ago, and the attacker used a multichain bridge to transfer funds from the Binance Smart Chain to Ethereum.

Grayscale Files Form 10 with SEC for its 3 Trusts

Grayscale Files Form 10 with SEC for its 3 Trusts

Grayscale has filed a Form 10 on behalf of Horizen Trust, Stellar Lumens Trust, and Zcash Trust to become the company’s products designated as investment vehicles reporting to the SEC.

Japanese Startups Can Now Raise Funds Using Cryptocurrencies

Japanese Startups Can Now Raise Funds Using Cryptocurrencies

Japan's government has relaxed regulations allowing startups to raise capital through cryptocurrencies, aiming to diversify funding methods and catch up with international standards in digital asset handling. This move is particularly targeted at Limited Partnership for Investment funds, fostering innovation in the tech sector.

Wells Fargo Offers Crypto Funds Options for Premium Clients

Wells Fargo Offers Crypto Funds Options for Premium Clients

Despite the recent Bitcoin price decline, Wells Fargo is planning to launch crypto funds to its wealthy clients.

Institutional Investors Turning Bullish on Crypto: Survey Suggests

Institutional Investors Turning Bullish on Crypto: Survey Suggests

A new survey has highlighted the increasing bullish stance of institutional investors in the ecosystem.

SEC Warns of Risks of Investing in Bitcoin Futures for Mutual Funds

SEC Warns of Risks of Investing in Bitcoin Futures for Mutual Funds

The SEC issued an official statement to warn investors of the risks of Bitcoin futures investment in mutual funds.

PwC Report Shows that Crypto Hedge Funds Have Increasing Appetite for DeFi

PwC Report Shows that Crypto Hedge Funds Have Increasing Appetite for DeFi

A study shows that the assets under management (AuM) managed by cryptocurrency hedge funds have increased from $2 billion in 2019 to nearly $3.8 billion in 2020, showing that an increasing preference for decentralized finance (DeFi).

DOJ Plans to Call Former FTX Consumers, Investors, and Employees as Witnesses in Upcoming Samuel Bankman-Fried Trial

DOJ Plans to Call Former FTX Consumers, Investors, and Employees as Witnesses in Upcoming Samuel Bankman-Fried Trial

The DOJ is set to call former customers, investors, and employees of FTX as witnesses in the upcoming trial against Samuel Bankman-Fried, with a letter motion on September 30 revealing the scope of testimonies. A witness from Ukraine presents a challenge due to travel constraints amidst local unrest, with video conferencing proposed as a solution. The trial, attracting attention due to its proximity, is poised to kick off following jury selection on October 3.

Canada Security Regulator Approves Three Ethereum ETFs In A Single Day

Canada Security Regulator Approves Three Ethereum ETFs In A Single Day

The Ontario Securities Commission has made history again by approving three Ethereum exchange-traded funds in one day.

Cross-Chain Crime Hits $7B: North Korean Ties Unveiled

Cross-Chain Crime Hits $7B: North Korean Ties Unveiled

The recent revelation by Elliptic highlights a troubling surge in cross-chain crime, now amounting to $7 billion, with North Korean affiliated Lazarus Group playing a significant role. These findings from the 2023 edition of 'The State of Cross-chain Crime' report, outstrip previous forecasts, underscoring an urgent call for bolstered security measures and refined blockchain analytics to confront the escalating menace.

South Korean Crypto Exchanges Reveal 'Compensation Reserve Funds'; Upbit Leads with KRW 20 Billion

South Korean Crypto Exchanges Reveal 'Compensation Reserve Funds'; Upbit Leads with KRW 20 Billion

The disclosure of 'Compensation Reserve Funds' by South Korean crypto exchanges, led by Upbit with KRW 20 billion, reflects the country's broader regulatory strides aimed at ensuring user protection, transaction transparency, and market discipline. This move aligns with the new regulatory framework set to be implemented in 2024, spotlighting the government's agenda to foster a robust infrastructure for digital assets, with the reserve fund mandate forming a cornerstone of this initiative.

Euler Finance Hacker Returns Majority of Stolen Funds

Euler Finance Hacker Returns Majority of Stolen Funds

The hacker behind the $196 million exploit on lending protocol Euler Finance has returned the majority of the stolen assets, including 51,000 ETH and 7,737 ETH, worth a total of over $101 million at the time of writing. The hacker still controls some of the stolen assets, and the hack is considered the largest DeFi hack of 2023.

Crypto Hedge Funds Thrive Despite Market Volatility, PwC Report Reveals

Crypto Hedge Funds Thrive Despite Market Volatility, PwC Report Reveals

The latest PwC 5th Annual Global Crypto Hedge Fund Report, released in July 2023, unveils a thriving crypto hedge fund industry, demonstrating resilience and growth despite the inherent market volatility.

Chinese state company launches crypto funds

Chinese state company launches crypto funds

CPIC Investment Management, a subsidiary of China Pacific Insurance, is launching two crypto funds with Waterdrip Capital, targeting institutional and wealthy private investors. The funds will focus on investments in early-stage blockchain projects and proof-of-stake digital assets.

DeFi Hacker Returns $5.4M to Euler Finance

DeFi Hacker Returns $5.4M to Euler Finance

A hacker who drained $197 million from Euler Finance returned 3,000 ETH ($5.4 million) to the deployer address, following a $1 million reward announcement by Euler Finance. The attacker used a multichain bridge to transfer funds from the BNB Chain to Ethereum and moved the stolen funds into Tornado Cash before returning the funds.

Russia’s Central Bank Orders Local Stock Exchanges to Avoid Listing Crypto-Related Funds

Russia’s Central Bank Orders Local Stock Exchanges to Avoid Listing Crypto-Related Funds

The Bank of Russia has instructed local stock exchanges not to list any cryptocurrency services to firms.

Public Pension Funds Eroded by Headwinds from Crypto Winter

Public Pension Funds Eroded by Headwinds from Crypto Winter

The fall in crypto prices has caused a contagious impact on investment products, including public pension funds that recently dipped their toes into the crypto pool.

U.S. Prosecutors Aim to Sideline Asset Recovery Talks in Bankman-Fried Trial

U.S. Prosecutors Aim to Sideline Asset Recovery Talks in Bankman-Fried Trial

U.S. prosecutors in Samuel Bankman-Fried’s trial have urged the court to disallow any arguments concerning the recovery of misappropriated FTX customer assets invested in AI startup Anthropic. This development arises as Bankman-Fried's investment could now be of higher value, potentially affecting the recovery prospects for FTX customers amidst the ongoing bankruptcy process.

Lightspeed Venture Partners Secures $7.1B to Launch 4 New Crypto Funds

Lightspeed Venture Partners Secures $7.1B to Launch 4 New Crypto Funds

Venture capital firm Lightspeed Ventures has announced it has secured the cumulative sum of $7.1 billion to bankroll 4 new crypto funds.

South Korea and U.S. Set for High-Level Crypto Regulatory Talks in January

South Korea and U.S. Set for High-Level Crypto Regulatory Talks in January

South Korea's FSS Chief, Lee Bok-hyun, is set to meet with SEC Chair Gary Gensler in January to discuss cryptocurrency market regulation in light of global market changes.

New Zealand Wealth Management Firm Invests 5% of Its Retirement Funds into Bitcoin

New Zealand Wealth Management Firm Invests 5% of Its Retirement Funds into Bitcoin

NZ Funds wealth management firm from New Zealand has become the latest company to get into the crypto world.

Terraform Labs CEO Sends Millions to Law Firm Before Collapse

Terraform Labs CEO Sends Millions to Law Firm Before Collapse

Terraform Labs CEO, Do Kwon, sent millions to a South Korean law firm right before the company's collapse. Prosecutors believe Kwon's actions were deliberate and prove his awareness of the impending collapse and anticipated legal problems. Kwon is currently facing extradition to both the United States and South Korea, and prosecutors suspect he converted illegal funds from Terra to Bitcoin. Prosecutors have identified over $314 million in illicit assets associated with Kwon and his associates.

Investors Flock to US Money Market Funds Amid Banking Crisis

Investors Flock to US Money Market Funds Amid Banking Crisis

Amid banking crisis fears, investors have poured $286 billion into US money market funds in March, with Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, and Fidelity among the biggest winners. These funds are offering high liquidity and low risk, making them popular during uncertain times.

Could Bitcoin’s Next Price Boost Come from $8.5T in Sovereign Wealth Funds?

Could Bitcoin’s Next Price Boost Come from $8.5T in Sovereign Wealth Funds?

A prominent on-chain analyst believes Bitcoin's next boost is likely to come from sovereign wealth funds which hold around $8.5 trillion AUM, being managed by nations.

Wanted Wirecard Exec Marsalek Hiding in Russia After Moving Funds in Bitcoin

Wanted Wirecard Exec Marsalek Hiding in Russia After Moving Funds in Bitcoin

Former Wirecard Chief Operating Officer Jan Marsalek used Bitcoin to move funds to Russia where he is now in hiding under the supervision of Russian intelligence operatives, according to a Russian media outlet.

Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya Unveils Blockchain-Based Platform for Cross-Border Funds Transfers

Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya Unveils Blockchain-Based Platform for Cross-Border Funds Transfers

Smart contracts and blockchain play more of a key role in the economic and social growth of modern society. For example, Thailand’s Bank of Ayudhya demonstrates how the use of blockchain technology leverages cross-border funds transfers.

Iconic Funds to Issue First Exchange Traded Product for Bitcoin on a Regulated Market

Iconic Funds to Issue First Exchange Traded Product for Bitcoin on a Regulated Market

Iconic Funds, a global crypto asset management firm, has said it will issue an Exchange Traded Note (ETN) for Bitcoin of up to 100,000,000 Notes, tracking the NYSE Bitcoin Index (Ticker: NYXBT). The Notes may be subscribed to by qualified investors with both EUR and BTC, with a minimum subscription size of 100,000 Notes and an issue price of €1,00 per Note. Iconic Funds will apply for admission to trading of the Notes on the regulated market of the Luxembourg and Frankfurt Stock Exchanges in Q4 2019. The Notes will have a German ISIN.

Ernst and Young Unveil Blockchain Solution for Public Funds Management

Ernst and Young Unveil Blockchain Solution for Public Funds Management

This move by Ernest and Young is an accurate depiction of the boundless opportunities and possibilities inherent in Blockchain technology.

Bitcoin Miners Are Not Selling But Accumulating Their Crypto Funds

Bitcoin Miners Are Not Selling But Accumulating Their Crypto Funds

Glassnode data shows that miners are not willing to sell their Bitcoins amid a market wide exchange shortage of the cryptocurrency. The shortage comes as institutions continue buying crypto assets in droves.

Binance Sued for Cashing Out Illicit Hacked Funds Worth More Than $9 Million

Binance Sued for Cashing Out Illicit Hacked Funds Worth More Than $9 Million

Binance has been taken to court by Fisco, a Japanese crypto exchange, for allegedly facilitating the liquidation of at least $9 million in crypto after the latter was hacked in 2018.

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