Monthly Archives: August 2021

Multi-Billion Dollar Hedge Fund Goldentree Is Reportedly Adding Bitcoin to Its Balance Sheet

The hedge fund Goldentree, a firm with $41 billion in assets under management (AUM) has reportedly added the leading crypto asset bitcoin to its balance sheet. Unnamed sources detail that the American asset management firm leveraged bitcoin to diversify from traditional debt investment strategies. The wealth management firm allegedly has been looking for staff that understands blockchain technology and it’s possible Goldentree is circling distressed businesses within the crypto industry. Goldentree Asset Management Invests in Bitcoin: Report A recent report stemming from the financial publication The Street, […]

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DeFi in style? Here’s how women can break into the game

As hard as it is for women to enter the DeFi space, several notable women give their perspectives on their goals and aspirations in the industry. There are many things to think about when entering this field: what inspires someone to do so; how blockchain technology, crypto and DeFi match with your overall personal or professional philosophy; and how one can change the life of others through promoting DeFi adoption, breaking the stigma surrounding this industry. Have you ever considered entering the decentralized world of blockchain technology? […]

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Bitcoin sellers in ‘disbelief’ or BTC price wouldn’t still be at $41K — Analyst

A small number of old hands choose to cover all their bases as BTC/USD clinches a July close above $41,000. Bitcoin (BTC) closed July above $41,000 in a “bullish engulfing” candle that dramatically upends its previous downtrend. In a tweet on Aug. 1, investor and entrepreneur Alistair Milne joined many celebrating a classic return to form for BTC price action. Bitcoin refuses to flip bearish After seeing three straight monthly red candles in a row, BTC/USD held onto late gains to post a monthly close that few […]

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Leader of Nigerian Crypto Stakeholders’ Body Welcomes the E-Naira — Says It ‘Comes With No Magic Wand’

Nigeria’s proposed digital currency, the e-naira, is likely to be a welcome boost to ongoing efforts to reduce the number of Nigerians that are financially excluded, a leader of a stakeholders’ body has said. However, according to Senator Ihenyen, the president of Stakeholders in Blockchain Technology Association of Nigeria (SIBAN), the success of such a digital currency will depend on its design. A Hybrid CBDC As per reports, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)’s proposed digital currency, whose piloting phase is set to commence on October 1, […]

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Digitizing charity: We can do better at doing good

Blockchain technology won’t just make online donations easier, it will pave the way for exciting new forms of charity fundraising. Charity fundraising risks being left behind in the shift to online activity. But taking inspiration from the COVID-19 pandemic trends, and new payment technology, could open doors. Change comes whether you’re ready or not, but being ready means you can seize the opportunity. The past year has accelerated the pace of digital transformation dramatically — sure, personal contact was already moving online, and contactless payments were slowly […]

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Nigerian Crypto Exchange Boss: CBN Directive Led Shift of Trades From Centralized Exchanges to Black Market Exchanges

It has been more than six months since the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) directed banks to stop serving customers from the cryptocurrency industry. While the measure appears to have succeeded in removing crypto entities from the banking ecosystem, the policy has however led to the growth of peer-to-peer trading. ‘Central Bank of Nigeria’s Actions Led to an Increase in Activity on the Black Market’ As some reports have shown, Nigeria’s position as the biggest cryptocurrency market in Africa remains unchallenged. For its part, the CBN has […]

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Ukrainian President Signs Law Opening Door for Digital Hryvnia, Regulatory Sandbox

President Volodymyr Zelensky has signed a law that will allow the National Bank of Ukraine to issue its own digital currency. The new legislation, which aligns Ukrainian regulations with EU rules, will also stiffen authentication requirements for clients of payment service providers. New Legislation Allows Ukrainian Central Bank to Issue Digital Currency The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky has signed the law “On Payment Services” which was adopted by the Ukrainian parliament on June 30, the president’s administration announced this week. The legislation aims to “modernize and […]

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Antier Solutions’ Crypto Exchange Script Solutions Helping Businesses to Reduce Their Time-to-Market by 50%

PRESS RELEASE. Antier Solutions, a blockchain development company recognized for its end-to-end solutions, is offering crypto exchange script to expedite the development and deployment of crypto exchange platforms by 50%. Given the cut-throat competition to tap into the billion-dollar crypto market, Antier’s cryptocurrency exchange script solutions help start-ups and enterprises to quickly launch their exchange platforms and take the lead. “The crypto market is highly volatile; businesses need solutions that can help them quickly enter the market, especially when the market is favorable. This has catapulted the […]

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India Reportedly Investigating Binance in Chinese Money Laundering Case

Indian authorities are reportedly investigating cryptocurrency exchange Binance in connection with an ongoing Chinese money laundering case that raked in more than 10 billion rupees ($134 million). Binance’s Regulatory Troubles Continue India is reportedly investigating whether the global cryptocurrency exchange Binance had any role in a Chinese money laundering scheme involving betting apps, local media reported Friday, citing people with knowledge on the matter. The country’s Enforcement Directorate (ED), a law enforcement agency under the Ministry of Finance, has summoned Binance’s executives for questioning, according to the […]

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Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary Won’t Invest in Dogecoin, Says ‘I Don’t Understand Why Anybody Would’

Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, aka Mr. Wonderful, says he does not consider dogecoin an investment. “I don’t participate in that kind of thing. I don’t understand why anybody would,” he said. Kevin O’Leary Won’t Invest in Dogecoin Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary talked about the meme cryptocurrency dogecoin in an interview with CNBC last week. The chairman of O’Shares ETFs said: I don’t participate in that kind of thing. I don’t understand why anybody would, but that’s their own choice. He explained that investing in dogecoin […]

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