Institutional Investors

Lack of Bitcoin Investment by Professionals “Odd” Given Stock Market Trends

For years now, Bitcoin investors have been saying that once the money managers and institutional investors of the world take up positions in in the crypto asset, the price will soar to levels currently unthinkable. However, such an influx of capital is yet to occur.For at least one digital currency analyst, this is “odd”, particularly...
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Traditional Finance Set for a Decade of Miserable Yields

Many Wall Street veterans are in agreement. The returns from stocks and bonds over the next decade will be sluggish. Time to add crypto to your savings plans? Traditional Investment Portfolios Set to Underperform Morgan Stanley analysts told Bloomberg that “The return outlook over the next decade is sobering. Investors face a lower and flatter...
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High Influx Of Institutional Investors For Bitcoin-Where Are They?

It was taught that the next Bitcoin bull-run will be led by a high influx of institutional money. Tempted by the possibility of unheard profits by traditional investment practice, and reassured by big and respected brands offering custodial solutions of institutional nature. So what happened? According to Bloomberg, we can see in our bitcoin news...
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What Happened To Bitcoin’s Promised Influx Of Institutional Investors?

The next big bitcoin bull-run was supposed to be led by an incoming swathe of institutional money. Lured in by potential profits unheard of in traditional investment products, and reassured by trusted brands offering institutional-grade custodial solutions. So what happened? Patience Is A Virtue According to Bloomberg, the biggest investors are still on the sidelines biding their...
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Almost 70 Crypto Funds Close This Year, Twice as Many Launch

Dozens of crypto funds, almost 70, have closed this year, a mainstream media outlet reported. And while the startling number reveals the influx of institutional investors into the crypto space might not be happening at a fast pace, it’s also worth noting that crypto fund launches are projected to reach 140 by the end of...
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Regulatory Uncertainty Keeps Institutional Money Sidelined

A recent report from Bloomberg indicates that institutional funds’ interest in the crypto space is dwindling. Since the market crash in early 2018, pundits have claimed that such organizations were only months away from entering the ranks.  Fickle Retail Investors One of the biggest contradictions within the crypto space has long been the open invitation...
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Bakkt’s BTC Futures Volume Boosts Interest For Institutional Investors

Traders are purchasing the latest bitcoin dip in Malaysia and the Philippines since they are confident that bitcoin has seen a new low good enough to invest in as per the latest reports in the cryptocurrency news today.Trading on peer-to-peer site Paxful reached a monumental decrease this week in bitcoin trading in the Philippines despite...
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Do Bitcoin Companies Need a Code of Conduct?

Bitcoin is punk rock. It’s cypherpunk money — alternative money. Anarchism comes to mind. So, too, does the exhausted adage that Bitcoin — and crypto writ large — is a digital Wild West. That adage is largely true. After all, this is the same industry where one of the larger exchanges had a $850 million...
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92% Of Institutional Investors Keep Their Crypto On Exchanges

Some of the most popular crypto analysts explain what happened to the crypto market over the past few weeks. For the first time in more than six months, we are seeing these low levels which show there are strong signals for returning to crypto winter. As we are about to read in the coming altcoin...
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Binance.US and Tagomi Partner to Offer Institutional Liquidity and Access

Binance.US has partnered with institutional brokerage firm Tagomi to provide liquidity for its cross-exchange trading platform. This partnership will enable Tagomi clients, including venture funds, IRAs and family offices, to access Binance.US’s fiat-to-crypto and crypto-to-crypto trading pairs, including BTC. It will also, in turn, furnish Binance.US with more liquidity. Tagomi is designed for the institutional...
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Messari Announces $4 Million Funding Round Led by Uncork Capital

Messari, a crypto data and research provider, announced that it secured $4 million in funding led by Uncork Capital. Additionally, the fund’s founder, Jeff Clavier, will join Messari’s board of directors. Uncork Capital joins a robust list of investors, recently including Coinbase Ventures. The announcement claims this influx of funds will “further automate [their] data ingestion...
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Asset Management Is One of Blockchain’s Biggest Disruption Potentials According to ConsenSys

ConsenSys has published the first in a series of reports examining the role that blockchain will play in the evolution of the asset management sector. While remaining bullish on the revolutionary possibilities, the ConsenSys report cautions that the industry itself needs to transform if its to realize the full benefits. Can tokenization help revive a...
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With Expansion in Singapore, Sygnum Focuses on Institutional Investors

Sygnum, a digital asset manager that offers custody, brokerage, lombard credit and tokenization services to institutional and qualified private investors, describes itself as the “world’s first digital asset bank.” On October 31, 2019, the group announced it had obtained a capital markets services license from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). This came after it...
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CME To Usher In Options On Bitcoin Futures Contracts

The CME Group has announced plans to begin offering trading in options on Bitcoin futures contracts from Q1 2020. While the product remains subject to regulatory approval, CME has taken yet another small step to legitimize Bitcoin as an asset class. The exchange cited rising demand for crypto derivative products on its website, saying “In...
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Do Retail Investors Trump Institutions On Futures Trading?

Bakkt’s disappointing start was not well received by the market. The platform succeeded in generating considerable hype before launching, only to flounder once it was made available. The dissatisfaction was soon felt, as Bitcoin lost 20% of its value in a couple of days after the launch. It would be wrong to pin the entire...
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Anchorage’s Maker Voting System To Give Institutions Say On Stability Fees

Decentralized governance has faced a series of teething problems: hackers can exploit loopholes in the codebase; community agendas can be hijacked by a vocal minority of trolls and spammers; many on-chain initiatives suffer from rock bottom voter turnouts. But with the news institutional custodial provider Anchorage is launching its own on-chain voting solution for Maker...
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Bitcoin futures volume of CME soars, institutional investors going long

CME launched its Bitcoin futures contracts in December 2017 and since then it has attracted a ton of institutional interest towards the Bitcoin derivatives market. Each CME contract consists of 5 BTC which is settled at the end of each month. The Bitcoin futures volume on CME is also a great indication of market sentiment...
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BlockFi Introduces Suite Of Institutional Investor Services

BlockFi has formally announced the introduction of BlockFi Institutional Services. Previously a retail hodler-focused company, it is now introducing enterprise-grade financing solutions for digital assets for institutional investors like market-makers, funds, exchanges, and family offices. The move represents an about-face for the lending platform, which decided to limit the interest rates on bitcoin deposits over...
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Bitcoin could become store of value, as institutional interest increases

Institutional interest in Bitcoin has seen a significant rise in 2019, as several derivative financial products on top of Bitcoin have flooded the market. Active exposure of these investors to the digital asset realm has brought back the debate about whether Bitcoin is the new “store of value.” According to Grayscale’s managing director Michael Sonnenshein,...
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BlockFi Introduces Institutional Services for Digital Assets

BlockFi, a nonbank lender of crypto assets, has announced that it’s opening a new platform for institutional investors.  BlockFi Institutional Services is set “to give market-makers, funds, exchanges, and family offices access to enterprise-grade financing solutions for digital assets,” according to the company. Digital Assets Services for Institutional Investors The drive to serve cryptocurrency investors...
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BlockFi Sees Institutional Investors Emerging From the Crypto Closet

BlockFi has revealed the current state of crypto interest among institutional investors. They found that while interest was healthy and growing, it pales in comparison to the segment of the market that was not interested, or in the consideration stage. Scanning public filings made by the roughly 40,000 registered investment advisors in the U.S., BlockFi...
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254 Million Shades of Grayscale: Bitcoin Inflows Up Dramatically

Grayscale is often seen as a bellwether for institutional interest in cryptocurrency as an asset class. The world’s largest crypto-focused fund’s quarterly reports are eagerly awaited signals of whether or not big money is entering the sector… or leaving it. The fund has released its third quarter results from 2019, revealing quarter billion-dollar inflows into...
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Grayscale Shows Strongest Demand For Crypto Products Since Inception

Bitcoin and crypto markets may be down from their highs this year and still looking bearish, but longer term crypto investment products are still going strong as Grayscale can testify. The cryptocurrency investment firm has just posted its Q3 report and all is looking rosy. Quarter Billion Inflows For Crypto Investments Anyone that says institutions...
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European Funds Get Serious About Crypto Investing: What Caspian Sees

According to the digital asset management solution provider Caspian, which provides professional investors with sophisticated crypto trading tools, the majority of funds they speak to are coming from Europe. “Europe is where we’ve had the most growth”, said Gerrit van Wingerden, Caspian CTO. Since launching their offering in mid-2018, the last two quarters have been...
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NASDAQ Lists Cryptoindex.com’s AI-Powered CIX100 Index

Crypto indices are breaking into the mainstream, as Cryptoindex.com announces the listing of its CIX100 index on the NASDAQ platform. CIX100 functions as a crypto market benchmark, analyzing cryptocurrency data and filtering it by over 200 factors. It uses a proprietary formula to excludes coin with fake volume. Once the first filtering is done, Cryptoindex’s...
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Bitcoin Rich List: 1,000+ BTC Wallets Are The New Normal

A tweet from Glassnode has highlighted that the number of Bitcoin wallets holding more than 1,000 BTC has increased by more than 500 since last year, and now stands at almost 2,100 separate wallets. As shown in the chart below, more bitcoins are now locked in the 1,000 BTC to 10,000 BTC bracket than any...
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Crypto Correlations Change As Ethereum Becomes Benchmark, and Bitcoin Analysis Today

The cryptocurrency markets are seeing a small retracement today. Bitcoin continues its low-volatility trading around the $8,400-8,500 level, while altcoins are still pulling back from their previous gains. Notable exceptions are 0x (ZRX), Algorand (ALGO) and Chainlink (LINK), which gained 3%, 10% and 5% over yesterday respectively. Cryptocurrency price dynamics on October 11, by Coin360 Correlations,...
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Bitcoin Price Unaffected By ETF: OpenLibra To Oppose Facebook

Bitcoin’s price has increased against all expectations. In a sudden surge, the largest cryptocurrency by market cap briefly reached $8,700 yesterday, subsequently stabilizing around the $8,500 price level. Most altcoins have cooled off, losing a portion of yesterday’s strong gains. Notably, Chainlink (LINK) lost almost 10% after reaching the $1 billion market cap mark, but...
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Hype Over? Bitcoin ‘Institutional Interest’ Mentions Hit 2019 Low Since Bakkt

Institutional interest in Bitcoin could be all but over for 2019, according to new data which analyzed press attention around the topic. Bitcoin Mentions Hit Annual Bottom Published by cryptocurrency trading resource The Tie on October 3, the statistics show a severe drop in interest since the Bitcoin price recently fell. “Mentions of institutional interest...
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Did Bitcoin Crash Or Dip? Crypto’s Trajectory Moving Forward

Given the decline of cryptocurrency markets over the past week, it may be a good time to put things into perspective about the latest dip. While the usual advice to ‘zoom out’ is scant comfort during a bear season, it may be reassuring to note that many of bitcoin’s metrics are still in an upwards...
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