Blockchain 

Ripple Incubator Xpring Announces $500 Million Invested in XRP Projects

Ripple incubator and investment arm Xpring has spent $500 million on XRP projects since its launch in May 2018, according to an official blog post on July 2. These funds have reportedly been distributed to over 20 companies, including the blockchain-based gaming platform Forte. In general, the report says that Xpring investments are intended to create use cases for Ripple’s XRP token. They hope to accomplish this by making development easier, and say they are supporting developers by providing “tools, libraries and services for developers on the XRP Ledger and…

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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 

68% of Global Millionaires Already Invested or Plan to Invest in Crypto by 2022: Survey

68% of global high-net-worth individuals have already invested or are planning to invest in crypto by the end of 2022, according to a survey by Dubai-based financial consultancy firm deVere Group released on May 3. DeVere group has more than $10 billion in assets under advice, with more than 80,000 clients located in more than 100 countries. More than two-thirds of global individuals whose assets’ value is equivalent or greater than 1 million British pounds (GBP) or $1.3 million, will be invested in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin (BTC), ether (ETH),…

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Bitcoin 

2% of Russians Claim to Have Invested in Bitcoin to Date: National Polling Institution

Only 2% of Russians have invested in Bitcoin (BTC) so far, according to a new survey by the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) published on April 9. The VTsIOM, the oldest polling institution in post-Soviet Russia, revealed that Bitcoin has not gained popularity in the country, with two thirds of Russians considering a purchase of the cryptocurrency as a bad investment. The research center has not provided either a time frame for the poll, or the number of total respondents involved in the survey. With that, 56% of Russians…

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Blockchain 

Fairfax County Pension Funds Invested $21 Million in Blockchain Technology

Fairfax county of the United States state of Virginia, has invested $21 million in Morgan Creek Blockchain Opportunities Fund, according to an official note published on Feb. 13. Jeff Weiler, Executive Director at Fairfax County Retirement Systems, clarified the terms of recent investments in Morgan Creek Digital that reportedly amounted to $40 million. The statement’s aim was to qualm pensioner concern over the recent investment, as some were worried that their pensions could be lost due to volatility in cryptocurrency markets. In this context, Weiler explained that the county has…

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