Coinbase Custody to Hold Assets Backing 21Shares’ Bitcoin ETP

21Shares, an asset manager specialized in cryptocurrencies, has chosen the custody service offered by crypto exchange Coinbase for its Bitcoin (BTC) exchange-traded product. According to a July 1 Coinbase announcement, 21Shares will use Coinbase Custody to secure the Bitcoin backing the ETP launching tomorrow. The derivative will launch on...

Bitcoin Analyst: Central Bank Rate Cuts Mean ‘World Has Gone Zimbabwe’

Bitcoin (BTC) supporters are watching as almost every central bank in the world lowers interest rates and the global fiat money supply skyrockets. Statistics compiled by Charlie Bilello, CEO of wealth manager Compound Capital Advisors, show that in 2020, 84 of the world’s 118 central banks cut interest rates....

Coinbase Ventures Joins $23M Funding Round for Crypto Custody Firm

Curv, a company that provides increased secrecy when it comes to holding crypto assets, has closed a $23 million Series A funding round.

Russia: Bitcoin Activity Rising Despite Strict Law Proposals

A branch of the Russian federal government has recently published a draft of new litigation called “On Digital Financial Assets,” which is focused on enforcing strict cryptocurrency laws in the country. The legislation has not been approved yet and has been in discussion since 2018. The new laws define...

Report: Japanese Blockchain Sector Grows Over 30% Since 2019

The number of cryptocurrency and blockchain-related companies in Japan increased by more than 30% this year.  Monex Group’s Monex Crypto Bank told Cointelegraph Japan on June 30 that there are 430 crypto and blockchain-related companies in Japan as of May 2020. This represents a 30.7% jump from the 329...

First Mover: Crypto.com’s Chain Token Dominated Markets in June With 33% Gain

The Chain (CRO) token gained 33% last month, the top performer among the largest digital assets during a month when bitcoin, ether and XRP all fell.

How Cryptocurrency Funds Work

Cryptocurrency funds are a new type of investment vehicle that parallels traditional portfolio investments, like hedge funds, but are composed entirely out of digital assets. Because of this, they play by slightly different rules than their legacy counterparts. Knowing how they differ and where to get involved is key...

Binance Retains Top Spot as CoinGecko Revamps Exchange Trust Metric

CoinGecko has added a cybersecurity metric to its Trust Score. Like with rival data site CoinMarketCap, the largest exchange Binance retains pole position.

‘Money Printer Go Brrr’ Is How the Dollar Retains Reserve Status

Forecasts of the dollar’s demise are premature. Demand for greenbacks has never been stronger, says our columnist.

New York-Based Asset Manager Closes $190M Round for Bitcoin Institutional Fund

This is NYDIG’s second raise for a bitcoin fund this year.