Day: February 6, 2021

Grayscale’s Crypto Assets Under Management Soar Past $30 Billion — ‘Institutions Are Here’

2021-02-06 By admin

Grayscale Investments has surpassed the milestone of $30 billion in net crypto assets under management (AUM). The company says the tremendous growth is due to institutional investors, particularly hedge funds. Grayscale revealed Friday that its net total crypto assets under management now stands at $30.4 billion. In the lead is Grayscale Bitcoin Trust, which currently […]

Central Bank of Nigeria Orders Banks to Close Accounts of Crypto Clients

2021-02-06 By admin

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has circulated a letter directing banks and financial institutions to identify and close accounts of cryptocurrency transacting entities. The directive, which took immediate effect, threatens “severe regulatory sanctions” to financial institutions that fail to comply. Banks Taking Immediate Action Immediately following the letter’s publication, some banks and other financial […]

Looming Legal Issues and Transparency Questions Fail to Dent Tether’s Momentum

2021-02-06 By admin

Tether has never been more popular. A quick look at Coinmarketcap data underscores this point, with 24-hour trading volume in USDT (US dollar-denominated Tether) exceeding both Bitcoin and Ethereum combined. Users of the Legacy Stablecoin Show No Sign of Relenting A slow-rolling lawsuit brought by the New York attorney-general against Tether parent-company iFinex for fraud […]

Blockchain Firm Labs Group Taps Enjin to Tokenize Real Estate Assets

2021-02-06 By admin

The year has started with a batch of announcements regarding tokenization in various sectors. On this occasion, a blockchain gaming platform announced its collaboration with Labs Group to issue non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of real estate assets. Global Real Estate Market Is Valued at $228 Trillion According to the announcement, the blockchain real estate company will […]

Paypal Launches Business Unit Dedicated To Cryptocurrency

2021-02-06 By admin

Paypal is launching a new business unit dedicated to cryptocurrency services, the company chief executive officer Daniel Schulman announced this week. In an earnings call on February 3, 2021, Schulman said the existing financial system is outdated and that his firm will be investing a lot of money into blockchain and digital currencies. Schulman explained: […]