Swiss Crypto Company Acquires License to Distribute Funds to Investors

Swiss Crypto Company Acquires License to Distribute Funds to Investors

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Crypto Fund AG has been granted a license to distribute funds on behalf of “qualified investors” in Switzerland. The permission has been issued by the country’s financial market regulator, FINMA. The firm also seeks approval for another crypto-related service. Also read: Zug Tests Blockchain to Decide on Fireworks and Digital IDs First Point of Contact…

Etoro Is Launching an OTC Crypto Trading Desk for Institutions

Etoro Is Launching an OTC Crypto Trading Desk for Institutions

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While the major banks are taking their time with offering OTC crypto trading, new entrants to the space are stepping up to fill the void. Social investing platform Etoro, which focuses mainly on retail traders, is now expanding into the institutional segment with a new cryptocurrency offering. Also Read: This Week in Bitcoin: An End…

CBDC Could Have “Severely Negative Consequences” for “Bank-Dominated Payments System” – Former FDIC Chair

CBDC Could Have “Severely Negative Consequences” for “Bank-Dominated Payments System” – Former FDIC Chair

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The former chair of the United States Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Sheila Bair, recently published an article imploring the U.S. Federal Reserve to explore central bank-issued digital currencies (CBDCs). In the article, Mrs. Bair argues that the development of a state-issued cryptocurrency could “reduc[e] the risk of financial crises” and “improv[e] monetary policy tools.” Also…

Japanese Corporation Begins Offering Loans Secured by Cryptocurrency

Japanese Corporation Begins Offering Loans Secured by Cryptocurrency

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An established Japanese corporation has begun offering loans secured by cryptocurrency. The company says this is the first service in Japan where loans in Japanese yen can be obtained with cryptocurrency as collateral. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Loan Program Abic Corporation announced Friday the launch of its bitcoin loan…

Novogratz Launches Benchmark Index of 10 Cryptocurrencies

Novogratz Launches Benchmark Index of 10 Cryptocurrencies

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Well-known hedge fund manager Michael Novogratz has launched a cryptocurrency benchmark index in partnership with Bloomberg. The index, designed to track the performance of the largest, most liquid coins, consists of 10 cryptocurrencies at its inception. Also read: Yahoo! Japan Confirms Entrance Into the Crypto Space New Crypto Index Michael Novogratz. Galaxy Digital Capital Management and…