Digital Assets Data CEO says mainstream finance still doesn’t trust Bitcoin

Bitcoin still has ground to make up in the mainstream world. Following the news of Fidelity Investments’ Bitcoin (BTC) fund filing, Mike Alfred, CEO of analytics outfit Digital Assets Data, described continued hesitancy in mainstream finance when it comes to Bitcoin.  “Many in the traditional financial services/asset management/wealth management verticals remain deeply skeptical of Bitcoin […]

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Fidelity Calls Bitcoin an ‘Aspirational’ Store of Value and an ‘Insurance Policy’

Bitcoin is an aspirational store of value according to Fidelity Digital Assets. Fidelity Digital Assets, subsidiary of multi-trillion dollar investment firm Fidelity Investments, views Bitcoin (BTC) as an “aspirational store of value” and an “insurance policy” against a troubled financial system according to a new report. Fidelity holds over $8 trillion in assets and its […]

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Hackers Target Enterprise Blockchains

Private blockchains that have been specifically designed for enterprise use could be highly desirable targets for hackers’ attacks. When blockchain technology was first brought to the public’s attention, it was lauded on many fronts as “unhackable.” While there are many benefits to blockchain worth noting already, we probably still haven’t seen what its ultimate potential […]

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Institutional Crypto Trading Platform Raises $17M Despite Economic Slowdown

Amid the COVID-19 slowdown, institution-facing liquidity aggregator FalconX has raised $17 million from top VCs in the crypto space. Institution-facing liquidity aggregator, FalconX, has announced a $17 million fundraising round including participation from Coinbase Ventures, Accel, and a venture capital firm associated with FMR LLC — the parent company of Fidelity Investments. FalconX will use […]

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Report: Top Blockchain Use Cases Are in Payments, Security and Settlements

Per a new report, financial institutions have mostly deployed blockchain to improve payments, securities settlement, fraud detection security and trade finance. In its recent blockchain in banking report, Business Insider Intelligence indicated that financial institutions have mostly deployed the tech to improve payments, securities settlement, fraud detection security and trade finance. Published on March 19, […]

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