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Virginia Police Retirement Fund Sets Sights on Bitcoin with $11 Million Investment

Part of a police retirement fund in Fairfax County Virginia is to be invested in the cryptocurrency industry as part of a plan to allocate money towards safe investments. The allocation of retirement funds will be invested through Morgan Creek who will use the fund to invest in companies such as Coinbase and Bakkt, among others. Morgan Creek, which invests …


California Governor Talks Blockchain During State of the State Speech

California Governor Talks Blockchain During State of the State Speech

California governor Gavin Newsom singled out blockchain and a few other emerging technologies in his state of the state speech this year and expressed his desire to help progress them and thus create more jobs. In his speech, Newsom said: “California needs a comprehensive statewide strategy to uplift and upskill our workers, to ensure technological advancements in AI, blockchain, big …


Bank Outages Show System Vulnerabilities Bitcoin Users Avoid

As the traditional banking system continues to incorporate electronic and digital payments, the latest Wells Fargo outage illustrates that all is not well in the light of similar events this year with other major card service suppliers. With the US’s fourth-largest bank by assets falling foul of an ATM glitch in its system last week, denying customers access to their …


Chinese Billionaire Claims Bitcoin Patience Will Reap Rewards

As the much-discussed intuitional investment, hailed as cryptocurrencies jumpstart to a new crypto era, still awaits, a Chinese Bitcoin billionaire calls for patience. Zhao Dong, one of the world’s largest over-the-counter traders of Bitcoin, made the plea to the industry suggesting that it could be well into the year before the market gets the boost it needs. The entrepreneur was …


Bitcoin ETF a “Virtual Certainty”, Says Financial Expert

Bitcoin ETF a “Virtual Certainty”, Says Financial Expert (1)

Talks about a Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) have been in the works a while now, and some experts in mainstream finance still believe it’s only a matter of time before one is granted. Ric Edelman, co-founder of Edelman Financial Services, insisted in an interview with CNBC that a Bitcoin ETF was “virtually certain”. The derivative market for Bitcoin and altcoins are …


US Crypto Regulations Between a Rock and a Hard Place

US Crypto Regulations Between a Rock and a Hard Place

In the midst of the delay for the approval of Bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF) applications after several rejections, and current uncertainty regarding regulatory framework, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Commissioner Hester Peirce provided insights into the matter as an opportunity for better industry development. Last week, Heister made comments on the issues of state regulation at the University of …


Boston Startup Joins Atomic Swap Pursuit for Safer Crypto Trades

Boston Startup Joins Atomic Swap Pursuit for Safer Crypto Trades

The Boston Globe has reported on startup Arwen as one of a growing number of firms seeking to make cryptocurrency exchanges more secure by adding a layer of technology that would enable users to convert one currency to another with more safety. Two Boston companies, Highland and Underscore, helped startup Arwen get started. The new firm was founded by a Boston …


NYSE chairman Calls Bakkt a “Moonshot Bet”

NYSE chairman Calls Bakkt a “Moonshot Bet”

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange sees the eventual Bakkt launch as a “moonshot bet” according to its CEO and chairman of the NYSE, Jeff Sprecher. Talking over the past few days, Sprecher says that he is optimistic that Bakkt will be worthwhile and sees ICE’s involvement as “different” claiming that the deal has “…been …


High Noon: Investor and Journalist In Crypto Wager Shootout

High Noon_ Investor and Journalist In Crypto Wager Shootout

A modern-day “Gunfight at the OK Corral” is occurring on TV, but no, it is not a western; it’s a venture capitalist and financial journalist going head to head over the future of Bitcoin. In an episode of NPR’s Planet Money Podcast, American businessman and venture capitalist, and co-founder of investment firm Andreessen Horowitz – Ben Horowitz decided he could win …


Leaked SEC Comments Reveal ETF Optimism

Leaked SEC Comments Reveal ETF Optimism

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is in the cryptocurrency headlines again, and this time it’s another one of the regulator’s operatives that has the industry guessing. It is exchange-traded funds once more becoming the point of focus not least because of the SEC’s announcement a few days ago that it was looking for a tool to improve …


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