Monthly Archives: February 2021

Arca to Join the Bitcoin Trust Race Competing Against Numerous Crypto Fund Rivals

Another firm is joining the bitcoin trust sector, as the California fund manager Arca has filed a registration with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for its Arca Accredited Investor Bitcoin Trust. The trust will compete with a number of competitors including Grayscale’s popular bitcoin investment vehicle GBTC. Arca Files With the US SEC to List Its Accredited Investor Bitcoin Trust The finance manager Arca has filed a Form D registration with the U.S. SEC in order to provide investors with a new bitcoin trust offering. […]

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While Washington dithers, Wyoming and other US states mine for crypto gold

While Wyoming was luring crypto businesses, such as Ripple Labs, New York’s AG was bringing enforcement action against Bitfinex. The United States is divided politically these days into red states and blue states, and increasingly, it seems to be fracturing into cryptocurrency-friendly and crypto-wary locales, too. On Feb. 21, it was revealed that San Francisco-based Ripple Labs had registered as a Wyoming business. Wyoming is arguably the most blockchain and cryptocurrency-welcoming state in the United States.  Meanwhile, several days later, New York State’s attorney general announced a […]

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What DeFi needs to do next to keep institutional players interested

In order for DeFi to have access to institutional actors, it will need to adapt. But by adapting, it might lose some of its core tenets. The last few months’ frenzy of institutional money flowing into Bitcoin (BTC) has seen crypto hitting the headlines — at the least as a novelty asset, at the most as a must-have. There is undoubtedly a trend in the market toward greater awareness and acceptance of digital assets as a new investable asset class. A June 2020 report by Fidelity Digital […]

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Elon Musk Responds To SEC Probe Over Dogecoin Tweets

Elon Musk responds to the potential sec probe over his bitcoin and dogecoin tweets, grayscale fund premium shrinks rapidly while they eye up new altcoins, dubai fund sells bitcoin for ADA and DOT. and much more! Social Media: Support Me On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mrsotkogaming Follow me on Twitch: http://www.twitch.tv/mrsotko Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrSotkoGaming Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mrsotko/ Discord: https://discord.gg/r2Yf8Ae Litecoin donation address: LZaQgPhBvQT6PC2gAnLsQGPPaYDPm5dyNx Ethereum only donation address: 0x125DE6B8FAb078701e0b11ECb1A6bDF3aF9E73dc Bitcoin donation address: 144vfND4SGhYxyjAWKHBETGncuwdYKmoyG BAT Donation Address: 0xC868a8322A714Bd506aB27768a3DDb9D4d2228Cd Sign Up To Coinbase For $10 Free in BTC – […]

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Grayscale’s Bitcoin premium has dropped to record lows below zero

Grayscale Investments’ GBTC might be the absolute market leader but it is currently trading below fair value as the TSX Purpose Bitcoin ETF is seeing record inflows. Grayscale Bitcoin Trust ($GBTC) is currently the largest listed cryptocurrency asset with $30.17 billion in assets under management. The firm currently holds more than 655,730 BTC and the security is tradable in the United States through over-the-counter markets. How is GBTC different from a Bitcoin ETF? The fund was launched in 2013 and the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust became the preferred […]

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Crypto can be lucrative, but make sure you’re ready for the taxman

Investing in digital assets can offer a plethora of opportunities, but when the taxman comes, investors best be prepared. Hindsight is 20/20, but when money is on the line, being prepared can give investors better foresight. Just over a year and a half ago, Investopedia reported on the panic among many crypto investors who’d found themselves on the wrong side of the taxman. The article read, “Online forums like Reddit are abuzz with posts citing possible scenarios by worried investors about pending tax liabilities for their past […]

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Investment Firm Launches the First ‘Crypto Hedge Fund’ in Spain- Plans to Expand Across Europe, Latin America

In Spain, an investment company has begun to promote what they called the “first crypto hedge fund.” The product has been registered in Malta by Avenue Investment Crypto, headed by a crypto advocate, Martin Huete. Investments Allocated Mainly in Bitcoin and Ethereum According to Infobae, the hedge fund “exclusively” targets qualified investors whose minimum investment starts at 100,000 euros ($120,600). However, anyone who would like to join the crypto hedge fund should prove to the firm that they hold assets for 750,000 euros ($904,900). Although Avenue Investment […]

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Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Contradicts Central Bank, Says Cryptocurrencies Must Regulated and Not Prohibited

In an apparent rebuke of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), the Vice President of Nigeria Yemi Osinbajo says the country’s monetary authorities must consider regulating crypto assets. He adds that instead of “killing the goose that might lay the golden egg”, Nigerian monetary authorities must consider providing a “robust regulatory regime” that addresses their concerns. The Importance of Disruptive Technologies Still, in his address at a Bankers Committee meeting, Osinbajo says “he fully appreciates the position” that has been articulated by the CBN. Since the CBN […]

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Why Won’t Bitcoin Die? Because You Need It

“Why won’t bitcoin die?” is a common question I’ve heard asked throughout the years by people sitting on the sidelines watching the bitcoin price hectically rise and fall, time and time again.  The mainstream media will tell you that bitcoin is a speculative bubble, your financial advisor will tell you that you’re wasting your time by investing in it, your friends and family will tell you that it’s a scam and economists will tell you that it won’t work. So, why is bitcoin consistently rising in price […]

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Blockchain and crypto will challenge current finance, Nigeria VP says

Yemi Osinbajo sees potential for crypto and blockchain. Nigeria’s vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, delivered a speech at an economic summit on Friday in which he spoke positively of crypto and blockchain.  “There is no question that blockchain technology generally, and cryptocurrencies in particular, will in the coming years, challenge traditional banking, including reserve banking, in ways that we cannot yet imagine,” Osinbajo said on Friday during the Central Bank of Nigeria, or CBN, Bankers’ Committee Economic Summit. “We need to be prepared for that seismic shift, and […]

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