Tag Archives: Digital Asset Investments

How Coinbase is Strengthening Its Structures to Attract Institutional Investors

By David Drake This year has seen the creation of more than 100 cryptocurrency hedge funds. Several large financial institutions have announced plans to launch cryptocurrency trading. Development of blockchain-based innovations has also hit a whole new level. Creation of platforms such as Gath3r for web-mining monetization, IOU for e-commerce loyalty solutions and URAllowance for family smart contracts has seen […]

How Coinbase is Positioning Itself to Attract Institutional Investors

  By David Drake   Last year, the hope of institutional investors flocking the cryptocurrency industry came alive when George Soros, a previous hard critic of cryptocurrencies, changed his mind and gave approval for his fund to trade in cryptocurrencies. Around the same time, a venture capital firm associated with the Rockefeller family decided to invest in cryptos alongside CoinFund, […]

Two Reasons Why Institutional Investors Avoid Digital Assets and How Coinbase is Addressing Them

  by David Drake     Coinbase, one of the leading cryptocurrency exchange, is positioning itself to attract institutional investors. The exchange recently hired Jeff Horowitz, formerly the managing director and chief compliance officer of Pershing LLC, as its chief compliance officer. By hiring Horowitz, Coinbase hopes to expand the innovative market through his guidance as well as add new services […]

Will South Korea’s Move to Embrace Cryptos Improve Support for ICOs?

  by David Drake     Since January of this year, South Korea has been making headlines for taking drastic measures in the cryptocurrency industry. The country was the first to pass regulation requiring players in the industry to synchronize their trading details with those in the bank. The country even went further to  place a ban on initial coin offerings […]

How South Korea is Positioning Itself to become a Crypto Market Leader

  by David Drake     South Korea has been a key contributor to cryptocurrencies but in this country, the industry has had to contend with big challenges. Such challenges include an initial coin offerings (ICOs)  ban, regulatory changes and hackings that led to the loss of huge amounts of money, almost bringing the industry to its knees. However, things are […]

Will Korea’s Stance on Crypto Sway other G20 Summit Nations?

  by David Drake     After taking a series of hostile actions against the crypto market, South Korea’s Financial Services Commission (FSC) has declared that it does not oppose cryptocurrencies. For many people, this statement comes as a surprise considering that early this year, the regulatory authority launched a massive crackdown on crypto exchanges, shutting down a number of them, […]

How South Korea is Removing Obstacles of Crypto Development, Brick by Brick

  by David Drake     The Central Bank of Korea, also known as Bank of Korea has ‘affirmed’ its position that cryptocurrencies do not pose significant threat to the local financial landscape.  According to media reports, the bank stated that the level of investment in digital assets is not big compared to that in local financial institutions and equity markets. […]

How will Bank of Korea’s Stand Affect the Global Cryptocurrency Market?

  By David Drake   Despite banning initial coin offerings (ICOs) some months ago, South Korea seems to be re-positioning itself to become a major global player in the cryptocurrency industry. Other than lifting the ICO ban and rolling out strict cryptocurrency regulations, the Financial Services Commission (FSC) has stated that it is not opposed to cryptocurrencies as it plans to implement […]