Fidelity’s Bitcoin Custody Service Could Launch This March

Fidelity Investments, one of the world’s largest asset managers, is breaking into bitcoin custody. According to a recent report from Bloomberg, three people “with knowledge on the matter” from firms in contact with Fidelity have said that the company is tentatively planning to launch a custody service for bitcoin in March. This move would fall in line with the company’s recent pushes toward the crypto space. Last October, Fidelity announced the creation of a platform for institutional traders to invest in cryptocurrencies, using over-the-counter trading and cold storage to ensure…

Bitcoin 2019: A Peer-to-Peer Conference for the Whole Bitcoin Community

The first major Bitcoin conference, Bitcoin 2013, was held in San Jose, California. Organized by the Bitcoin Foundation, it was centered on Bitcoin specifically and the more pragmatic issues that Bitcoin was trying to solve, particularly in the areas of Bitcoin technology, Bitcoin mining, Bitcoin business and regulatory issues. Writing for Bitcoin Magazine at the time, Vitalik Buterin commented, “For long-time Bitcoin users, events like this are particularly emotional; here, for the first time, we are able to see fellow Bitcoin users, whom we have loved, worked with and had…

Genesis Capital | Crypto Lending Weathers a Bearish Market

Crypto lending firm Genesis Capital processed $1.1 billion in loans last year. This is according to the company’s recently released ‘Lending Snapshot’ for Q4 2018. Genesis Capital The figure shows the massive growth in processed loans as Bitcoin price fell over 44% in 2018. The first Digital Asset Lending Snapshot was released at the end of Q3 2018. This reported that Genesis processed $553 million in loans from the period starting March 2018. Therefore the most up-to-date figures show that “Q4 loan originations increased more than 100% in the final three months of 2018…

Crypto Hacks Take $1.7 Billion in 2018

Yesterday, a rather shocking cryptocurrency anti-money laundering report was released by the crypto analytics company CipherTrace. This report states that around $1.7 billion worth of cryptocurrency was obtained illegally in 2018. What’s more surprising is that crypto hacks happened three times more than in 2017. No wonder institutional investors don’t want to put big money into the crypto industry yet. Crypto Hacks Worth $1.7 Billion Of the total stolen in 2018, over $950 million was from cryptocurrency exchanges. This is 3.6 times more than what was stolen from exchanges in 2017.…

Bitcoin Price Analysis: BTC at $4,500 Not an Impossibility

Bitcoin Price up 1.8 percent, double-bar bull reversal pattern prints Fidelity Investment custodial services set for March Transactional volumes expected to rise in days ahead Three months after announcing their interest in crypto, Fidelity Investment will set out and roll out Bitcoin custody in three months. No doubt this will easy crypto trading as BTC is usually the base pair as BTC/USD rise from $3,500. Bitcoin Price Analysis Fundamentals Here’s why Fidelity Investments delving into the cryptocurrency world is such a big deal. First, the Boston based firm has over…

Regulator Warns of Online Scam Claiming Gov’t Adoption of Crypto

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has warned the public against an alleged scam claiming that a cryptocurrency is officially adopted by the government, according to an official statement on Jan. 29. MAS, which is both Singapore’s central bank and the country’s financial regulator, writes that the fraudulent scheme is being spread through websites that offer crypto investment using false data attributed to the government. The fraudulent websites reportedly claim that Singapore is adopting a cryptocurrency as its official coin, and ask users to provide personal and financial data to…

London-based Project Uses Microsoft Architecture to Make Blockchain Easier for Developers

On Dec. 19, the London-based company Stratis revealed to the public its project that includes sidechains, smart contracts, an ICO and STO platform, and distributed ledger technology (DLT), which simplifies transaction processing. The technology leverages the recently released Stratis C# Full Node, the company’s innovative software, whose codebase is built on the Microsoft .NET Core architecture. The service is aimed to make blockchain solutions mainstream, as developers can use existing languages in the familiar and well-populated ecosystem .NET Stratis recently became a member of the Microsoft Partnership Network, with silver…

Wikimedia Foundation Partners With Payments Provider BitPay to Accept BTC, BCH Donations

United States crypto payment processor BitPay and the non-profit and charitable organization that operates Wikipedia, the Wikimedia Foundation, have partnered to accept crypto donations, according to the official press release published on Jan. 29. The Wikimedia Foundation had already accepted Bitcoin (BTC), but the aim of the new partnership with BitPay is to be able to accept donations in Bitcoin Cash (BCH), the press release states. BitPay’s chief commercial officer, Sonny Singh, commented on the new partnership: “Bitcoin and Bitcoin Cash are one of the cheapest payment options available so…

Tron Price Analysis: TRX May Be a Security, CEO Fuels Rumors

Tron prices bullish, up four percent from last week’s close Thomas Schultz of ChaChing wallet warned to “stay away” from Tron Transaction volumes low, price bullish Hours after BTT ICO, Thomas Schultz now claims he has been warned by an “SEC Insider” to wade clear off Tron. Unless verified, this will be another attempt of FUD in an otherwise robust asset. Our TRX/USD trade plan is valid as long as TRX prices trend above 2.5 cents. Tron Price Analysis Fundamentals Nothing has been substantiated, but rumor has it that TRX…

TokenSoft Launches Crypto Custody Service for Security Tokens

TokenSoft is rolling out what it describes as the first cold-storage custody service designed specifically for security tokens. The company, which also helps other firms run legally-compliant token sales and has invested in a broker-dealer, is launching a beta version of the wallet to all of its existing and future customers today. Known as Knox (after the U.S. Army post where gold is held), it allows enterprises to maintain a multi-signature, self-custody system for different cryptocurrencies, as well as digital securities. “It provides the highest level of security when it comes…