Cryptocurrencies extend gains following Tesla Inc’s investment in Bitcoin

On Tuesday, cryptocurrencies extended their gains with Ethereum and Bitcoin reaching record highs; the development comes in the wake of Tesla investing $1.5 billion in bitcoin. Bitcoin posted its biggest daily percentage gain in more than three years overnight following Tesla Inc’s disclosure of its investment in the bitcoin in its 2020 annual report. On…

LedgerX secures regulatory approval from U.S. Commodity Futures Commission

With fund managers looking to hold financial instruments that aren’t correlated with equities, LedgerX’s platform to act as a clearing house for collateralized digital currency swaps, meet investor’s demands. In a major milestone in the history of bitcoins, New York-based LedgerX, a bitcoin options exchange, has received license to clear and settle derivatives for digital…

Insignificant systemic risks from speculation in cryptocurrencies: BlackRock strategist

In the last four years the price of bitcoins have jumped by 264%. In a significant development that could lead to the widespread adoption of bitcoin technology, the global chief investment strategist for BlackRock Inc has suggested that while a loose monetary policy may have aided speculation in digital currencies, including bitcoin, the risks to…