Tag Archives: Investments

Italian Securities Watchdog Orders Unauthorized Crypto Companies to Cease and Desist

The Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (CONSOB) has ordered three crypto-related companies providing unauthorized investment services to cease and desist, an official release states Monday, Nov. 19. The first company, a trading platform called Richmond Investing, has purportedly violated the Consolidated Law on Finance (TUF) — a fundamental law governing Italian financial markets — by… Read More »

VanEck Subsidiary Launches Bitcoin Index Based on US Spot Indices

Investment management firm VanEck subsidiary MV Index Solutions has launched its own Bitcoin (BTC) index based on three major over-the-counter (OTC) desks, according to a press release published Nov. 20. MV Index Solutions is a firm that develops, monitors and licenses the MVIS Indices, which cover several asset classes, including equity, fixed income markets and digital assets. The… Read More »

China: Insurance Giant Ping An Subsidiary to Create Boutique Bank Supported by Blockchain

Ping An Bank, a subsidiary of China’s Ping An Insurance Group, will launch a boutique bank using blockchain, cloud services, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Ping An Insurance Group is one of the world’s leading financial and insurance corporations, and their subsidiary’s announcement was reported on Nov. 20 by People’s Daily, China’s official state run press service.… Read More »

US Regulator Issues Cease and Desist Order to Russian ICO Mimicking Liechtenstein Bank

Securities Commissioner Karen Tyler of North Dakota, U.S., has issued a cease and desist order against a Russian Initial Coin Offering (ICO) that posed as Liechtenstein Union Bank, according to a Monday, Nov. 19 press release. The state Securities Department’s ICO Task Force conducted an investigation and found out that the website of the fraudulent ICO mimicked Union… Read More »

Fast and Furious: Mining Pool Offers ‘One of the Fastest Engines’ for 3.5 Million Miners

On Nov. 14, MinerGate, a top-tier mining pool platform with 3.5 million users worldwide, has released the final version of their xFast Miner engine. As Claude Lecomte, the CEO and Founder of MinerGate reported to Cointelegraph, the brand new version of the engine has significantly increased the level of performance and functionality of the platform. According to the… Read More »

Russian Authors’ Society to Launch Blockchain Platform for Intellectual Property Loans

Major NGO the Russian Authors’ Society (RAO) will launch a blockchain-based financial platform for intellectual property-secured loans, according to Russian news outlet TASS Nov. 16. RAO’s CEO Alexander Sukhotin revealed that the project, dubbed CoFi, is at its final stages of development and is set to be launched in the first quarter of 2019. The platform intends to… Read More »

Israel: Crypto Investment House Launches Two New Funds for Institutional Clients

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 fund, Psagot Ofek – reportedly expects to have… Read More »

Beyond Price: Why We Need a Better Way to Value Crypto Assets

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly,  a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. The most commonly cited number for comparing the worth of different crypto projects is market capitalization. It is an… Read More »

ICO Performance in Q3 2018 Saw ‘Overall Disappointment,’ Study Shows

Initial Coin Offering (ICO) performance was in part characterized by “overall disappointment” in the third quarter of 2018, according to a study from ICO analysis firm ICORating published Nov. 15. As the report states, Q3 2018 saw 597 ICOs raise over $1.8 billion, a notably lower value than the over $8.3 billion reportedly raised in the previous quarter.… Read More »