47% of Institutional Investors Welcome Crypto Investments, Survey Shows

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A new study reveals surging investments in cryptocurrencies by institutional investors, with almost half of them viewing crypto assets as having a place in their portfolios. “Institutional investors are overwhelmingly favorable about the appealing characteristics of digital assets,” Fidelity Investments described. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Institutional Investors See…

Nasdaq Reportedly Looking into Bitcoin Futures Despite Plunging Prices

Nasdaq Reportedly Looking into Bitcoin Futures Despite Plunging Prices

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The world’s second largest stock exchange, Nasdaq, is reportedly planning to introduce a Bitcoin futures market within the first quarter of 2019. The Bitcoin market has plunged by more than 80 percent across the spot markets, data from CryptoSlate has shown, but it hasn’t deterred the world second largest stock exchange from eyeing the lucrative…

Wrapped Bitcoin Is Coming to Ethereum

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BTC is poised to make its Ethereum debut. An initiative involving several decentralized exchanges (DEXs) as well as crypto-custodians Bitgo will introduce ”BTC-backed” WBTC, with the W standing for “wrapped.” When WBTC launches in January 2019, it will enable ethereum-based ”bitcoin” to be traded on DEXs, boosting liquidity and opening the Ethereum ecosystem to a…

The Daily: Goldman Sachs Invests in Wallet, Institutional Traders Borrow $553M

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In today’s edition of The Daily we cover stories about the latest investment in the cryptocurrency space by Goldman Sachs, the amount institutional traders borrowed in the last six months from just one OTC desk, research on state-sponsored hackers, and a new security tool from Coinbase. Also Read: Security Giant G4S Offers Protected Offline Cryptocurrency…