Israel’s first dedicated crypto investment firm for institutional investors, Silver Castle Ltd., has launched two new crypto funds this month, Bloomberg reported Nov. 18. The firm – whose high-profile lineup includes the former CEO of Israel’s largest bank, Bank Hapoalim, as well as the founder of the country’s largest investment...
The United Kingdom (U.K.) Office of Communications (Ofcom) has received a £700,000 ($916,00) grant from the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) to explore blockchain technology, according to an announcement published Oct. 8. The grant will purportedly help the U.K. telecoms regulator examine how blockchain can improve the...
The Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) and the Korea Housing Finance Corporation (HF) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a blockchain-based storage system for documents, Korean news agency Newsis reports July 16. KISA and HF will introduce a blockchain system to manage electronic documents for mortgages...
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The University of Malta has partnered with the Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) to establish a €300,000 ($351,000) blockchain and distributed ledger technology (DLT) scholarship fund, Times of Malta reported August 29. The new scholarship is targeted at students studying information and communications technology (ICT), law, finance, and engineering, and...
Cryptocurrency analysts, community members, and personalities all portray institutional investment as the ‘holy grail’ of the industry, but is it really feasible?
The Rules Committee of the Arizona House of Representatives has passed SB 1091, a bill that would allow state residents to pay their taxes with cryptocurrencies, public records indicate April 23. Arizona law requires bills to pass three readings. The House Ways and Means Committee gave its approval to SB...
Ripple’s Sagar Sarbhai has said he believes that blockchain technology and crypto assets are now being tackled more holistically by policymakers, in an interview on CNBC Markets today, September 17. Sarbhai, who is head of regulatory relations for Asia-Pacific and the Middle East at Ripple, said he thinks that regulators...
Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain, recently went on Bloomberg to give his opinion on the current state of institutional investment in the cryptocurrency industry.Will Blockchain Principal Strategies Fill a Growing Need with Institutional Investors?After the recent launch of Blockchain Principal Strategies (BPS), Peter Smith, the CEO of Blockchain, went...
Bloomberg Terminal, a paid financial data monitoring service, will now list crypto exchange Huobi's Cryptocurrency Index, according to a press release shared with Cointelegraph today, June 21. Bloomberg Terminal will also list prices for nine crypto trading pairs, denominated in Tether (USDT), including Bitcoin (BTC), Litecoin (LTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH),...