Lightning Network: Cool Enough for Twitter Jack and Fidelity But Not Iran

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On Feb. 22, bitcoiners rejoiced when the financial banking giant Fidelity was handed the ‘Lightning torch’ as the Lightning Network’s social experiment was passed on to its latest bearer. Then, two days later, the new Lightning torch holder made the decision to exclude passing it on to a cryptocurrency executive from Iran because of U.S.…

Pantera Predicts Institutions to Invest in Crypto After Next Bull Trend is Established

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Dan Morehead, the chief executive officer of Pantera Capital, recently discussed the cryptocurrency bear trend on an episode of the Unconfirmed podcast. Morehead argued that the crypto sector has much more robust fundamentals than it did during the previous bear trend, asserting that the industry has developed the infrastructure necessary in order to attract institutional…

$2.1 Trillion Fund Management Firm Fidelity Launching Bitcoin Custody in Q1 of 2019

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Fidelity Investments, the world’s fifth largest asset managers with $2.5 trillion under management, is launching a Bitcoin custodial product aimed at institutional investors to expand its “Digital Asset” service. Scheduled for a March 2019 launch, the offering comes after Fidelity announced support for cryptocurrencies in 2018 and introduced trading services for accredited firms and family…

Fidelity’s Man: Can Tom Jessop Bridge Crypto and Wall Street for Good?

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CoinDesk profiles Fidelity’s Tom Jessop, who is leading the firm’s effort to link the worlds of digital assets and Wall Street.

Fidelity Further Hints at Blockchain Products in the Works

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After heralding plans to debut cryptocurrency products within the coming months, asset-management monolith Fidelity Investments may be revealing the sheer depth of its intentions with blockchain, has described a series of covert experiments occurring behind the closed doors of its working group. As reported by CNBC, Fidelity’s Blockchain Incubator has been tinkering away in a…