Coinbase Secures $20 Billion Hedge Fund and Plans to Offer Margin Financing for Institutional Investors

Coinbase Secures $20 Billion Hedge Fund and Plans to Offer Margin Financing for Institutional Investors

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In early July 2018, San-Francisco based startup Coinbase launched its custodian solution for institutional investors. The leading digital asset exchange has now secured a $20 billion hedge fund to offer investors a greater variety of financial services. Coinbase Custody Draws Institutional Capital into Crypto The everyday investor’s go-to service for buying and selling cryptocurrency, Coinbase,…

Prominent Investor: Not a Dime Will Come to Crypto Until Regulators are On Board

Prominent Investor: Not a Dime Will Come to Crypto Until Regulators are On Board

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Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary, AKA “Mr. Wonderful”, said on CNBC’s Fast Money that he firmly believes not a dime from institutional investors will come into the crypto market, at least in the short-term. Custodianship Isn’t Enough, Regulators Have to be On Board Over the past 12 months, especially in early 2018, the narrative of…

Coinbase Exploring the Addition of Cardano, Basic Attention Token, Stellar Lumens, Zcash, and 0x

Coinbase Exploring the Addition of Cardano, Basic Attention Token, Stellar Lumens, Zcash, and 0x

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In an announcement July 13, 2018, Coinbase unveiled the possibility of listing new coins on its exchange, including Cardano (ADA), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Stellar Lumens (XLM), Zcash (ZEC), and 0x (ZRX). Noticeably absent from the list is XRP. Today we are announcing that we’re exploring the addition of the following assets to Coinbase: Cardano (ADA), Basic Attention Token (BAT), Stellar Lumens…

With Coinbase Custody, Institutional Investors Can Now Invest Billions in Crypto

With Coinbase Custody, Institutional Investors Can Now Invest Billions in Crypto

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Coinbase, the world’s largest crypto exchange with more than 20 million active users, launched a custodian solution for large-scale institutional investors that could potentially attract billions of dollars worth of new capital into the crypto market. Sam McIngvale, a product lead at Coinbase Custody, said in a company statement that after receiving its first deposit…

Introduction to Litecoin – Digital Silver

Introduction to Litecoin – Digital Silver

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Litecoin is a persistent frontrunner in the payment cryptocurrency race. With technological limitations, many Bitcoin (BTC) investors have shifted to Litecoin (LTC)—an open-source fork of Nakamoto’s original cryptocurrency with founder Charlie Lee. As a faster, cheaper version of Bitcoin, Litecoin is nearly technically identical to BTC, but with distinctive fundamental differences. Litecoin strives to rival Bitcoin as…

Coinbase Index Fund Open For Business: Official Launch Welcomes U.S. Investors

Coinbase Index Fund Open For Business: Official Launch Welcomes U.S. Investors

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Coinbase officially announced the opening of the Coinbase Index Fund to accredited US investors, allowing US citizens that meet the appropriate SEC requirements to invest in a passively managed index fund currently consisting of the four cryptocurrencies traded on Coinbase Pro — Bitcoin, Bitcoin Cash, Ethereum, and Litecoin. Announcing: Coinbase Index Fund is open for…

Coinbase Invades Japan With New Office, FSA Compliance

Coinbase Invades Japan With New Office, FSA Compliance

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US-based cryptocurrency exchange Coinbase officially announced an expansion into the booming Japanese cryptocurrency market with the launch of a new Japan office. Announced on June 4, a new office in Japan will be spearheaded by Japanese fintech leader Nao Kitazawa. The new Coinbase office will provide Japanese cryptocurrency investors access to the suite of Coinbase…

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Coinbase Goes After Big Money as Nomura Creates Komainu

Bitcoin in Brief Wednesday: Coinbase Goes After Big Money as Nomura Creates Komainu

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The rush of big money into the cryptocurrency market is continuing at full pace and reshaping the global investment landscape. Two recent examples are Coinbase’s new institutional focus and Nomura’s new venture. These stories, and much more, are in today’s edition of Bitcoin in Brief. Also Read: NY Regulator Approves Bitcoin Cash, Zcash and Litecoin…