Token Exchange to Enable Trading of Nasdaq-Listed Companies

Token Exchange to Enable Trading of Nasdaq-Listed Companies

A Nasdaq-powered crypto startup plans to let its clients indirectly purchase shares of major firms through a token-based platform. Estonia-based DX.Exchange announced Thursday that it would launch its trading platform on Jan. 7, allowing its clients to purchase crypto tokens representing shares in different tech firms listed on the Nasdaq exchange. Customers will be able […]

Mike Novogratz Ups Stake in Galaxy Digital to Own Almost 80% of Shares

Mike Novogratz Ups Stake in Galaxy Digital to Own Almost 80% of Shares

Ex-Goldman Sachs partner Mike Novogratz has increased his shares of Galaxy Digital, the crypto-focused merchant bank he founded, Bloomberg reports on Jan. 2. Novogratz, who also serves as chief executive officer of the bank, now reportedly owns 221.2 million ordinary shares — which represents about 79.3% of ordinary shares assuming their conversion. Previously, he reportedly “beneficially owned 213.7 million Class […]

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP Drop to Third, Coins Moved to OTC Distribution Wallets

Ripple Price Analysis: XRP Drop to Third, Coins Moved to OTC Distribution Wallets

Latest Ripple News Margins are tight, and after a five-month stint at second, XRP is back to third. Despite high volume activities which XRP and Ripple sleuths point to “abnormal” movement of coins to Ripple owned Escrow addresses. For example, on Jan 1, 2.9 billion worth of XRP worth $1.1 billion at market prices were […]

HitBTC Account Freezes in Spotlight as Trace Mayer, John McAfee Claim Foul Play

HitBTC Account Freezes in Spotlight as Trace Mayer, John McAfee Claim Foul Play

Cryptocurrency exchange HitBTC has yet to respond to accusations it deliberately froze account withdrawals on Jan. 1, days prior to entrepreneur Trace Mayer’s Proof of Keys event. In a series of tweets, Mayer joined names such as crypto advocate John McAfee in voicing concern and even suspicion about HitBTC after users reported being unable to withdraw their funds. On both Twitter and Reddit, users acknowledged that the practice […]

$182 Million: ICE Exchange’s Bitcoin Startup Bakkt Announces Massive Fundraise

$182 Million: ICE Exchange’s Bitcoin Startup Bakkt Announces Massive Fundraise

Bakkt has raised $182.5 million to build out its global digital assets platform and bitcoin futures product. The round, which is Bakkt’s first, included 12 partners, according to a Medium post by CEO Kelly Loeffler. The crypto startup is owned by Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), which is best known as the parent company of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). […]

Analyst: How Bitcoin Could Breach $100K As Better Store of Value Than Gold

Analyst: How Bitcoin Could Breach $100K As Better Store of Value Than Gold

For many average Joes, Bitcoin’s use case is viewed as nebulous, a concept squirreled off in the ether by crypto’s pundits. Yet, a leading investor took to Bloomberg to accentuate that Bitcoin (BTC) is fundamentally a store of value (SOV), and one that is even better than gold, the de-facto king of investments for millennia. Bitcoin Is Fundamentally […]

Bitcoin Is Trading at Strong Correlation With Gold, WSJ Claims

Bitcoin Is Trading at Strong Correlation With Gold, WSJ Claims

There’s now a strong correlation between traditional asset markets and bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, according to an article recently published on the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Referencing data from research and analytics firm Excalibur Pro Inc., the WSJ noted that over the past five days, bitcoin has been trading at a 0.84 correlation to the gold bullion. […]