Bitcoin 

Bitcoin Useful as Investor ‘Tip-Off,’ Says Gold Bug Who Predicted 90% Price Crash

Bitcoin (BTC) could inform investors worried about the United States–China trade war, an executive from financial planning and wealth advisory firm Bleakley Advisory Group told CNBC in an interview on June 4. On the back of stock market weakness over fears the trade war could escalate and the dollar weaken, Bleakley’s chief investment officer, Peter Boockvar, drew attention to bitcoin’s recent behavior and highlighted gold as a potential alternative. A well-known gold bug, Boockvar nonetheless said he did not advise buying bitcoin itself, but that it was a useful measure…

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I Would Not Long or Short Bitcoin, Says Billionaire Stablecoin Investor Druckenmiller

American billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller has doubled down on his distrust of bitcoin (BTC), Bloomberg reported on June 4, quoting a recent interview. Speaking to Scott Bessent, founder of Key Square Capital Management at The Economic Club of New York, Druckenmiller said he would still not be interested in placing any of his $4.4 billion worth into the cryptocurrency. “I don’t think I’m a neanderthal, which is what I’ve been called when I’ve said I didn’t want to own Bitcoin,” he summarized. Druckenmiller added he would neither long nor short bitcoin…

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Morgan Creek CEO Says Every Investor Should Hold Some Bitcoin

CEO of Morgan Creek Capital Mark Yusko says bitcoin (BTC) should be in every investor’s portfolio in an interview with CNBC on May 22. Yusko remarked that he thinks BTC investments will far outperform the S&P 500 investment fund over the next 10 years.When asked about putting money into BTC, Yusko said: “Bitcoin is a great diversifying asset. It has very low correlation. It should be in everybody’s portfolio.” Yusko also recalled his $1 million ‘Buffet Bet 2.0’, in which Morgan Creek Digital made an open bet that its Digital…

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Bitcoin Will Be ‘Alive and Well,’ Says Renowned Emerging Markets Investor Mark Mobius

Veteran frontier markets investor Mark Mobius has said he believes cryptocurrencies will show resilience due to continuing demand for new forms of value transfer. Mobius made his remarks during an interview with Bloomberg on May 15. Mobius is a seasoned and pioneer investor in developing nations and emerging economies, earning international recognition for his decades-long work at global investment firm Franklin Templeton. Last year, he retired to launch a new asset management boutique, Mobius Capital Partners. Having previously adopted a cautious stance toward crypto, the investor told Bloomberg yesterday that…

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Blockchain 

US Blockchain Investor Terpin Awarded Over $75 Million in SIM Swapping Case

United States blockchain and crypto investor Michael Terpin has won $75.8 million in a civil case against 21-year-old Nicholas Truglia, who reportedly defrauded him of crypto assets. Reuters reported the news on May 10. Per the report, the California Superior Court last week ordered Manhattan resident Truglia to pay the amount above in compensatory and punitive damages. The amount is reportedly one of the largest court judgments awarded to an individual in the crypto space thus far, Reuters notes. As previously reported, Terpin filed the complaint against Truglia in particular…

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Former Investor Sues OneCoin Scheme, Seeks Class Action

Former OneCoin investor Christine Grablis is suing the cryptocurrency investment scheme for fraud, according to a complaint filed on May 7. Grablis is seeking damages and a class action suit to represent other investors purportedly defrauded by OneCoin. The full list of defendants in this lawsuit — Grablis v. OneCoin Ltd. — includes OneCoin Ltd, Ruja Ignatova, Konstantin Ignatov, Sebastian Greenwood, Mark Scott, along with other potential parties who have yet to be named. According to a Bloomberg report on May 7, OneCoin founder Ruja Ignatova has been charged with…

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Stalwart Crypto Investor Andreessen Horowitz Raises $2.75 billion for Two New Funds

Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm and high-profile crypto investor Andreessen Horowitz has raised $2.75 billion for two new funds, according to a company announcement published on May 1. The lion’s share of the new capital will go toward a specialized $2 billion late-stage venture fund (LSV Fund I), headed by Andreessen Horowitz general partner David George. The $750 million has meanwhile been raised for a sixth general fund — focused on early-stage enterprise, consumer and fintech offerings — which will sit alongside the company’s existing specialized cryptocurrency and bio funds.…

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Coinbase Shifting Focus Due to Growing Institutional Investor Interest in Crypto

America’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase, is shifting its focus to serve the needs of a growing interest in crypto by institutional investors. This is the narrative coming from the company after some changes in the last 10 days. Firstly, news broke last week that Coinbase had filed to close its Political Action Committee (PAC) with the American Federal Election Commission (FEC). A quick look at the filing and balance sheet shows that Coinbase’s PAC did not receive any funding and made no payments in 2019. According to FEC regulations, a…

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US SEC Issues Fresh Investor Alert Against Fraudulent Digital Asset Trading Sites

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have jointly issued an alert warning investors against fraudulent websites purporting to operate advisory and trading businesses. The alert, issued by the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and the CFTC’s Office of Customer Education and Outreach, was published on April 24. The warning states that staff from both agencies have recently observed crypto-related investment scams where bad actors are touting “digital asset or ‘cryptocurrency’ advisory and trading businesses,” in some cases claiming they…

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Early Spotify Investor Contributes to Blockchain Art Registry in $7 Mln Funding Round

The blockchain-based art registry startup Artory has reportedly raised over $7 million in Series A funding round from an early Spotify investor among others. The development was announced by art-focused publication the Art Newspaper on April 22. Artory — ledger of which enables users to trace provenance and title data, as well as record sales of works of art —  has reportedly secured $7.3 million from a group of investors, including private investing firm 2020 Ventures, which backed Swedish audio streaming platform Spotify, American logistics company Postmates, and luxury goods…

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