Archive for the ‘Cryptocurrency’ Category

‘This Is Not a Passing Fad’: CFA Exam Adds Crypto, Blockchain Topics

CFA Institute, whose grueling three-level program has helped train more than 150,000 financial professionals, is adding topics on cryptocurrencies and blockchain to its Level I and II curriculums for the first time next year. Material for the 2019 exams will be released in August. CFA added the topics, part of a new reading called Fintech […]

Study Finds Cryptocurrency Rebalance Portfolios Outperform ‘Hodling’

Shrimpy cryptocurrency portfolio management is a platform that helps investors curate a portfolio with automated investment strategies. With the company’s portfolio experience, the Shrimpy team published a study that gives an informative technical analysis comparing two types of cryptocurrency investment methods: rebalance against holding (hodl). Shrimpy used a variety of data to help determine which investment […]

Cryptocurrency Exchanges Are Getting Hacked Because It’s Easy

Since 2011, there have been 56 cyberattacks directed at cryptocurrency exchanges, ICOs and other digital-currency platforms around the world, according to an analysis by Autonomous Research, a London-based financial-services research firm, bringing the total of hacking-related losses to $1.63 billion. Some of the biggest hacks occurred at Japanese exchanges Mt. Gox in 2014 and Coincheck […]

Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Switzerland

On October 9, 2018 the company “Smile-Expo” will arrange the second Blockchain & Bitcoin Conference Switzerland in Geneve. The conference gathers the brightest experts of the industry, well-known specialists, and gurus of the crypto market, developers, entrepreneurs, representatives of payment systems, and lawyers who shared their way of thinking concerning blockchain technology development across the globe. […]

Fintech in Switzerland: 2018 Mid-Year Review

The Swiss fintech industry has been growing steadily in the past years, supported by superior general conditions for fintech companies including the political stability and the progressive regulatory environment. As of early July 2018, Switzerland counted 264 fintech startups, 14 more than in June. But one segment in particular that’s been thriving in Switzerland is […]

Crypto Unicorn Hunters: The VC Firms Behind Billion-Dollar Crypto Startups

The ranks of “unicorn” companies have been infiltrated by a growing roster of crypto organizations that are dramatically rising in value. While the lineup of crypto unicorns are widely-known, the VC firms backing them are quietly positioning themselves to gain the most from the cryptocurrency revolution. There are currently over 27 fintech unicorns worldwide. Recent […]

London School of Economics Launches “Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption” Course

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has launched a new online certificate course titled “Cryptocurrency Investment and Disruption” headed by Dr Carsten Sørensen, Associate Professor of Information Systems and Innovation. The new LSE crypto educational option seems to be quite accessible as there are no prerequisites for the course and its cost is […]

4 cryptocurrency trends to watch out for

Love it or hate it, cryptocurrencies have now grown to a point where they cannot be ignored. The CBOE and CME have launched their own cryptocurrency futures, the SEC and CTFC have gotten involved, and pretty much every mainstream publication that matters discusses cryptocurrencies one way or the other every day. In other words, cryptocurrencies […]

NZ fintech startup Invsta takes on Asia

New Zealand fintech startup Invsta is an online cryptocurrency platform that allows everyday people to easily invest in cryptocurrencies, and do it in a way that helps reduce some of the risk involved, and with a diversified approach. Invsta CEO and co-founder Rachel Strevens shares more about Invsta, its expansion plans in Asia, and her observations on […]

Kingdom of Thailand Publishes New ICO Legalization Framework

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission officially announced the upcoming launch of a new regulatory framework for cryptocurrencies and ICOs, scheduled to come into effect July 16, 2018. The pro-crypto Southeast Asian nation recently announced the legalization of domestic cryptocurrency markets with two royal decrees earlier this year. The Thai SEC’s statement unequivocally outlines the Thai […]