The End of the First Crypto Decade

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Massimo Morini is a veteran in investment banks and financial institutions including the World Bank. Some of his research on blockchain was reported here and here. The following is an exclusive contribution to CoinDesk’s 2018 Year in Review.  The end of 2018 is not the end of a year. It is the end of a decade, a decade that changed the world…

Nearly 500 Crypto Startups Bank at Silvergate, IPO Filing Reveals

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The California-based operator of Silvergate Bank has detailed its relationships with the cryptocurrency industry as part of its IPO filing with the SEC.

Crypto Hedge Fund Launches Are Soaring to Record Levels This Year

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Despite the bear market in cryptocurrencies, crypto hedge funds are expected to comprise 20% of all hedge fund launches this year, research indicates.

New York AG Report Faults Crypto Exchanges for Manipulation Risks

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The NY Attorney General’s Office stated that many crypto exchanges cannot monitor abusive trading activity, and referred 3 for potential violations.

Crypto and Stock Trading Startup Robinhood Is Eyeing an IPO

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Mobile app Robinhood, which launched a zero-fee crypto trading service this year, is now searching for a CFO as it prepares for an eventual IPO.

Rejection Aside, Calls for a Bitcoin ETF Are Only Escalating

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Despite the rejection of a bid for a bitcoin ETF, the crypto market remains confident other proposals will persevere.