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Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds Gearing for Strong 2024 after Last Year’s Crypto Winter

While the average performance of crypto funds did not match the more than 150% rally in Bitcoin this year, the positive shift in fortunes is a promising development for the industry. After facing a strong crypto winter in 2022 following the collapse of Three Arrows Capital (3AC), crypto hedge funds are making a comeback. Crypto hedge funds demonstrated a notable recovery, posting an average return of 44% by December 20, bouncing back from a 52% loss in 2022, according to a Bloomberg index...

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US Recession 2024 Becomes Hot Debate among Economists Sharing Mixed Views

2024 could be a slower year for the business landscape in the US economy, however, many economists are positive that the US recession could be thwarted with a soft landing. Bulls made a strong comeback this year in 2023, and as the year ends, the Fed has given major signals of interest rate cuts in 2024. This has kept the markets upbeat and investors bullish on Wall Street. Does this mean that the US economy is completely out of the woods? Well, not entirely as economists share mixed...

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Grayscale Investments’ Top Executives Barry Silbert and Mark Murphy Resign from Board of Directors

In addition to top executives stepping aside from the board of directors, Grayscale Investments also filed an updated spot Bitcoin ETF application with the SEC on Tuesday. Top cryptocurrency investor Grayscale Investments LLC has been preparing to offer spot Bitcoin exchange-traded funds (ETF) in a bid to widen its market share. On Tuesday, the company made several moves to ensure an imminent approval of spot BTC ETF, which is anticipated to happen in the next few weeks. Grayscale...

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Bitcoin to Hit $160K in 2024 after Halving, Spot ETF Approval, Fed Interest Rate Cuts: CryptoQuant

CryptoQuant says factors like the halving, ETF, approval, and rate cuts, could push Bitcoin to $160K next year. Analysts are bullish on the potential of Bitcoin (BTC) for next year, indicating several factors that could pump the price to $160,000. According to a blockchain analytics firm CryptoQuant report, Bitcoin may already be on its way to more than double its current all-time high (ATH). Multi-Factorial Push for Bitcoin, According to CryptoQuant CryptoQuant highlighted several...

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Crypto Was Institutionalized in 2023, Says Goldman Sachs

According to a recent report from Goldman Sachs, 2023 saw significant institutional support for the crypto industry, especially for derivatives trading. For as long as the crypto industry has existed, it has pursued institutional support. Considering the fact that the crypto industry operated on the fringes of the mainstream financial world for so many years, institutional support would mean both more financial benefits and public validation. Well, according to Goldman Sachs, 2023 saw...

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Goldman Sachs Foresees Major Growth in Blockchain-Based Asset Trading: Report

Goldman Sachs (GS.N) is gearing up for a significant increase in the trading of blockchain-based assets within the next one to two years, signaling a major evolution in digital asset markets. According to a Reuters report, Mathew McDermott, the bank’s global head of digital assets, stated that the Wall Street giant is not only preparing for a surge in trading volumes but is also witnessing a rising tide of interest in cryptocurrency derivatives among its clients. McDermott...

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BlackRock Updates ETF Application Inviting Wall Street Banks to Participate

BlackRock’s recent app update indicates their engagement with the SEC led by Gary Gensler on Dec. 11, marking the third meeting in a series held over the past few weeks. BlackRock Inc (NYSE: BLK) has implemented structural modifications in its application to launch a spot Bitcoin ETF in the US. The updated filing allows Wall Street banks to generate new shares in the fund using fiat currencies, expanding beyond cryptocurrencies. To participate, banks must acquire authorized participant...

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Fintech Startup Fnality Raises $95M in Funding Led by Goldman and BNP Paribas

With the recently secured Series B funding, Fnality is poised to continue its pioneering work in the tokenization of fiat currencies backed by Central Bank cash. Fnality, a fintech firm focused on building tokenized versions of major currencies collateralized by cash held at central banks, has successfully secured $95 million in its Series B funding round, with major financial institutions like Goldman Sachs Group Inc (NYSE: GS) and BNP Paribas SA (EPA: BNP) leading the investment....

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BitGo Bags Crypto Custody License in Germany

BitGo confirms that it is delighted that its efforts to secure the new license have finally paid off. Crypto custody firm BitGo is now fully licensed to carry out its custody business in Germany, according to a recent CoinDesk report. This follows after the United States-regulated firm recently secured the appropriate license from the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). The new license may make it official, however, BitGo confirms, in a press release, that it already...

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JPMorgan Goes Live with Its Blockchain-Based Collateral Settlement

The move signals a major stride on the part of JPMorgan as it intensifies its efforts towards boosting the commercial applications of blockchain technology. United States’ largest bank by assets, JPMorgan Chase & Co may have started using its blockchain-based collateral settlement for customers. This follows after a recent transaction between BlackRock Inc and Barclays Plc saw the duo use JPMorgan’s Tokenized Collateral Network (TCN) to effect the trade. According to Tyrone Lobban,...

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