Lots of Eggs Need Lots of Baskets

In May 2021, Nickel Digital Asset Management surveyed 50 wealth managers and 50 institutional investors across the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and the UAE to understand their concerns about investing in digital assets. The survey revealed that more than three-quarters of the respondents believed that “concerns about security of digital assets and custodial services [were] a ‘significant’ hurdle preventing many from investing in crypto assets for the first time.” Security of crypto assets and trust in the overall markets are a serious concern. Bad actors negatively affect the development and…

Building the Blockchain Business of the Future

The trillion-dollar tech giants of the future will likely come from the world of crypto. Blockchain and encrypted assets are revolutionizing industries worldwide. By operating in a new world with no borders, their applications are transforming many aspects of the old regime. Trading platforms play a vital role within the blockchain ecosystem, acting as essential infrastructure and market makers for the industry’s growing base of global traders. The competitive landscape of these trading platforms indicates they may very well become the global financial institutions of our future, on a par…

Important Conversations to Have About Crypto With Clients — CoinDesk

In order to eliminate some of the technical barriers to adoption and investment, we now have institutional custody as an option, with providers such as Gemini, Anchorage and Kingdom Trust. We also have funds and trusts, such as the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) from Grayscale, and Bitwise Crypto Index Fund (BITW) from Bitwise. (Disclosure: Grayscale is owned by Digital Currency Group, the parent company of CoinDesk.) These vehicles wrap the digital assets in an easily digestible investment product, which can be held and traded with traditional custodians. Source

Big Institutions Are Eying Crypto. But Where Are the Inflows?

In a June 2020 survey by Fidelity Digital, more than one-third of institutional investors in Europe and the U.S. reported holding digital assets. But traditional financial behemoths don’t exactly seem to be stampeding into the cryptocurrency space – so what gives? Will institutions’ slow entry into digital assets mean that advisors will have to wait longer to access this asset class? Many of the largest institutional holders of cryptocurrency come from outside of the traditional financial world. Two corporations, MicroStrategy and Tesla, boast enormous crypto holdings. As of June 21,…

NFT ecosystem DoinGud, Announces Debuting Creators-Activists, Focused on Positive Social Impact Through Art – Blockchain News, Opinion, TV and Jobs

NFT sales exploded this month, totalling $896 million dollars in sales which is more than triple the previous best month for NFT sales in May. One of the most popular NFT collections, Cryptopunks, a project that inspired the modern CryptoArt movement with 10,000 unique collectible characters with proof of ownership stored on the Ethereum blockchain movement accounted for nearly $400 million of the volume. Earlier this week, credit card giant Visa purchased CryptoPunk #7610 for 49.5 ETH, which equals to almost $150,000. Within an hour after the purchase, nearly 50…