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Facebook Reportedly Developing a Cryptocurrency Payment System

Facebook Reportedly Developing a Cryptocurrency Payment System

Facebook Reportedly Developing a Cryptocurrency Payment System May 4, 2019 - The StreetA spokeswoman for Facebook's blockchain efforts declined to comment to the Journal, saying simply that it "is exploring many different applications."   Big investors are pumping money into hedge funds and venture-capital firms that specialize in the fledgling market for cryptocurrencies, despite last...

Crypto-asset investment almost triples to $14.4bn as big names start to see value

Crypto-asset investment almost triples to $14.4bn as big names start to see value

Crypto-asset investment almost triples to $14.4bn as big names start to see value April 28, 2019 - FinTech MagazineThis year has already seen significant investment into hedge funds and venture-capital firms specialising in cryptocurrencies. In the past 12 months, investments in crypto-related assets have nearly tripled to $14.4bn, across more than 800 companies and funds, according to Crypto...

Facebook Reportedly Developing a Cryptocurrency Payment System

Bitcoin Still Taboo at JPMorgan, Goldman as Investors Pump in $14 Billion

Bitcoin Still Taboo at JPMorgan, Goldman as Investors Pump in $14 Billion April 24, 2019 - The StreetDespite last year's plunge in prices for bitcoin, big investors are pumping money into hedge funds and venture-capital firms that specialize in the fledgling market for so-called cryptocurrencies.   In just the past 12 months, investments in cryptocurrency-related assets have nearly tripled to...

$1 Billion Crypto Hedge Fund Crashed 40% – But Still Beat Bitcoin

$1 Billion Crypto Hedge Fund Crashed 40% – But Still Beat Bitcoin

$1 Billion Crypto Hedge Fund Crashed 40% – But Still Beat Bitcoin April 14, 2019 - CCNPolychain Capital’s AUM crash comes at a bad time for a crypto hedge fund industry that’s still in the early stages of growth. An October 2018 report by Crypto Fund Research said that of the 600 hedge funds that were expected to hit the market last year, 20% would focus on cryptocurrencies. In 2017, 16% of new...

95% Of Volume Could Be Wash Trading As Bitcoin Price Surges

95% Of Volume Could Be Wash Trading As Bitcoin Price Surges

95% Of Volume Could Be Wash Trading As Bitcoin Price Surges April 4, 2019 - ForbesA huge number of trades are already undertaken by algorithms. According to Crypto Fund Research, 17 algorithmic funds have entered the market in the last eight months and account for 40% of new cryptocurrency hedge funds. Algorithmic trading is likely behind the latest BTC price surge back towards $5,000. Apart...

95% Of Volume Could Be Wash Trading As Bitcoin Price Surges

New Crypto Platform Zeta Gives Investors Access To A Universe Of Hedge Funds

New Crypto Platform Zeta Gives Investors Access To A Universe Of Hedge Funds February 8, 2019 - ForbesThe rollout of Zeta comes as Black Star Capital is opening its new headquarters in London. Although it was founded in Japan, the company relocated to the U.K. for strategic reasons—after the U.S., the U.K. is one of the top locations for crypto fund launches for 2018, according to Crypto Fund...

Crypto Funds Morph Into Venture Capitalists Shunned in ICO Boom

Crypto Funds Morph Into Venture Capitalists Shunned in ICO Boom

Crypto Funds Morph Into Venture Capitalists Shunned in ICO Boom January 30, 2019 - BloombergThe line is being blurred in the wake of the collapse of the initial coin offering market, where startups were bypassing traditional venture funding by selling tokens directly to investors. But with a regulatory crackdown raising the risk of forced refunds, and with coin prices plunging as much as 90...

Record year for crypto fund launches: 239 new crypto funds were launched in 2018

Record year for crypto fund launches: 239 new crypto funds were launched in 2018

Record year for crypto fund launches: 239 new crypto funds were launched in 2018 January 24, 2019 - Opalesque2018 was a record year for crypto fund launches. But, interestingly, it was also a record year for fund closures as prices for cryptocurrencies plummeted 80% or more from their record highs, said a research report. A surprising new report from Crypto Fund Research reveals that 239 new...

Bitcoin peaked a year ago: Here’s a look at 12 months of misery

Bitcoin peaked a year ago: Here’s a look at 12 months of misery

Bitcoin peaked a year ago: Here’s a look at 12 months of misery December 21, 2018 - MarketWatchIn retrospect, it appeared all too easy: Bitcoin rose 11 of the 12 weeks leading up to the Dec. 17 peak and logged gains in eight of the last nine months in 2017. Day traders were millionaires, analysts were predicting further drastic price increases and investors jumped on what looked like an endless...

Bitcoin Faces a Crisis After a Long Slide in Price

Bitcoin Faces a Crisis After a Long Slide in Price

Bitcoin Faces a Crisis After a Long Slide in Price November 23, 2018 - Barron'sCertainly, some institutional investors have been investing in Bitcoin, and crypto hedge funds continue to survive. There were 632 crypto funds as of last week, with only 35 confirmed fund closures this year, according to Crypto Fund Research. Bitcoin futures continue to trade, with CME Group ’s futures reaching new...

Breakingviews – Bitcoin’s slide blows digital stardust to winds

Breakingviews – Bitcoin’s slide blows digital stardust to winds

Breakingviews - Bitcoin’s slide blows digital stardust to winds November 20, 2018 - ReutersThat now all seems woefully premature, if not misguided. The initial coin-offering boom turned bust this year as regulators like the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission cracked down on them, and the EOS network got embroiled in a governance dispute immediately after raising a record $4.2 billion....

Bitcoin peaked a year ago: Here’s a look at 12 months of misery

The round numbers that show just how far bitcoin has come in 10 years

The round numbers that show just how far bitcoin has come in 10 years October 31, 2018 - MarketWatchMore than $7 billion in crypto investment Although bitcoin began as a proposed solution to a financial-services industry problem — eliminating the so-called trusted third parties — its popularity soon made it one of the hottest asset classes on Wall Street. On the back of a 1,000% increase in...

How bitcoin’s meltdown is ravaging hedge funds

How bitcoin’s meltdown is ravaging hedge funds

How bitcoin’s meltdown is ravaging hedge funds November 21, 2018 - MarketWatch35 crypto-related funds have shut since the beginning of 2018, according to Crypto Fund Research However, 2018 has been anything but that. Bitcoin BTCUSD, -0.61%  is in its fifth-largest drawdown since 2010, losing nearly 80% of its value from its December 2017 high, and that cash that was once plentiful, has dried up...