Ethereum 

Grayscale Investments Report Assets Under Management of $2.7B

Digital asset management fund Grayscale Investments has recorded an all-time high volume of assets under management of $2.7 billion. Per a Digital Asset Investment Report on Q2 2019 that Grayscale shared with Cointelegraph on July 16, the firm counted over $2.7 billion in assets under management as of July 15, 2019. The figure thus marks a near tripling of assets under management by the company since the preceding quarter. Grayscale’s overall performance in Q2 Grayscale stated in the report that total investments into its single-asset and diversified investment products in…

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Bitcoin 

Blockstream Enables Atomic Swaps for Liquid Sidechain Assets

Blockchain infrastructure firm Blockstream has launched a new tool that allows users to execute atomic swaps for all assets supported by the Liquid network, according to an announcement published on July 1. The Liquid Network is a federated sidechain on the bitcoin (BTC) blockchain that functions as a settlement and payments network for crypto exchanges, market makers, brokers, and other financial institutions.  In addition to its support for privacy features such as Confidential Transactions, the network aims to combat delayed transaction finality on the bitcoin (BTC) network and allow for…

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Bitcoin 

Coinbase Custody Holds $1.3B in Assets Under Custody, Expects to Hit $2B ‘Soon’

Coinbase Custody revealed that it holds $1.3 billion in assets under custody (AUC) and the firm expects to hit $2 billion AUC soon in a Twitter thread published on June 13. In a series of tweets, what is evidently the official Coinbase Custody Twitter account reported that last week the company’s CEO, Sam McIngvale, and its chief information security officer, Philip Martin, visited the United Kingdom. The purpose of the visit was reportedly “to discuss the institutional cryptoeconomy with a range of prospects and clients.” During the meeting, the firm’s…

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Bitcoin 

Analytical Firm Calls Bitcoin ‘King of the Assets Class Hill’

Analytical firm Delphi Digital has called bitcoin (BTC) the “King of the Assets Class Hill” due to the coin’s outperformance in recent months, the Next Web reported on June 3. Delphi Digital based its commentary on bitcoin’s returns for four straight months, especially given that bitcoin’s performance comes at a time when traditional risk assets continue to face selling pressure. “May’s outperformance has been especially important given the broader weakness across many other asset classes,” the firm said. According to Delphi Digital, investors have been driven to leave riskier positions…

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Ethereum 

BTC Holdings Make Up $1.97B of $2.1B Assets Under Management

American digital asset manager Grayscale announced that out of the firm’s $2.1 billion of assets under management, $1.97 billion resides in its bitcoin investment trust. The firm tweeted the figures on May 28. According to the published data, the bitcoin (BTC) trust is responsible for nearly 94% of the firm’s total assets under management. Meanwhile, the firm also noted that its bitcoin cash (BCH) trust is worth $6.7 million and its ether (ETH) trust $13 million, while the XRP trust is worth $5.7 million. The second-biggest trust is the one…

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Bitcoin 

Protocol Enables Real-World Assets to Be Tokenized on Bitcoin SV Blockchain

A company has launched a protocol enabling businesses to create tokens for real-world assets on the Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain, according to a news release published on May 27. Tokenized says asset types including shares, loyalty points, admission tickets and memberships are supported through its ecosystem — with the Australian firm placing an emphasis on offering a product that is regulation friendly. Documentation has been released to help those with little technical knowledge about tokenization to understand the platform’s features, and the company is urging businesses, governments and investors to get in touch to…

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Bitcoin 

Tether Says It Invested Some of Its Reserves Into Bitcoin and Other Assets

Stablecoin issuer Tether said that it had invested some of its reserves in bitcoin (BTC), according to a court filing obtained by tech-focused media outlet the Block on May 21. Per the document dated May 16, David Miller, an attorney for Tether’s associated firm Bitfinex, said that Tether invested “a small amount” of Tether’s reserves into bitcoin, specifying that “prior to the April 24th order … Tether actually did invest in instruments beyond cash and cash equivalents, including bitcoin, they bought bitcoin.” Miller further said that Tether made “other investments,…

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Bitcoin 

Fidelity Investments Seeks Talent for Its Digital Assets Division

American investment management company Fidelity Investments is seeking talent for its digital asset wing, Fidelity Digital Assets, according to the company’s job offer listing. Fidelity is looking for nine professionals in fields ranging from analytics and data engineering to blockchain solutions architecture and blockchain solutions engineering. The company is hiring a Vice President of Solutions Architecture (blockchain, cryptocurrency), and a Blockchain Software Engineer among other related titles. Some of the job offerings require expertise in the areas such as cryptography, cryptocurrencies, cyber security, and data science. As previously reported, Fidelity…

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Blockchain 

Crypto Wallet Secures $50 Million Insurance for Customer Crypto Assets

Crypto securities company Curv has partnered with insurance company Munich Re to obtain $50 million in coverage, according to a Curv press release on May 10. This new insurance is designed to cover any cases in which a bad actor was able to gain access to either Curv or the customer’s shares, both of which would be needed in order to sign off on an illicit transaction. As is stated in the press release: “Even in an extreme scenario where both networks’ shares were somehow simultaneously compromised and a transaction…

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Blockchain 

New Ernst & Young Report Reveals Assets and Debts of Now-Defunct QuadrigaCX

A new report from Big Four audit firm Ernst & Young (EY) outlines the assets and debts of  major Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX and its subsidiaries. The report was released on EY site on May 9. EY — a monitor to the creditor proceedings of now-defunct QuadrigaCX — has published a trustee’s preliminary report revealing that Quadriga has around $20.8 million in assets, and around $160 million in liabilities as of April 12, 2019. The debt and assets are spread between three subsidiary companies; 0984750 B.C. LTD. (the “Quadriga Estate”),…

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