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Alan Howard’s Crypto Company Bags $70M in a Funding Round Led by Barclays and Goldman

Two of the world’s major investment banks, Goldman Sachs and Barclays, recently participated in a $70 million Series A funding round for Elwood Technologies, the crypto trading platform founded by British hedge fund billionaire Alan Howard. Goldman Sachs and Barclays Invest in Elwood According to a Sunday report by the Financial Times, this funding round marked the first time that Elwood Technologies has sourced outside financing and brought the company’s valuation to $500...

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Klima-Aktivisten fordern Änderungen im Bitcoin-Code

Das Betreiben von Rechenparks zum Mining bleibt lukrativ. Schätzungen zufolge wurden alleine im letzten Jahr Bitcoins im Wert von rund 15 Milliarden Euro geschürft. Ebenso gigantisch wie der Gewinn der Miner sind jedoch die Kosten für das Klima. Deshalb haben sich Klimaaktivisten zusammengeschlossen um gemeinsam für einen Wechsel auf „Proof-of-Stake“ zu werben. Unter dem Titel “Change the Code, Not the Climate” werden momentan Zeitungsanzeigen...

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Goldman Sachs Becomes the First Major US Bank to Trade an OTC Crypto Transaction

The rumors were true: Goldman Sachs has reportedly conducted its first OTC crypto option trade with investment firm Galaxy Digital. This marks the first of any such trade among all major US banks, and a big milestone for the crypto derivatives market. Bitcoin Options Trades Earlier this month, unidentified sources claimed that Goldman was contemplating offering bilateral crypto options for institutional clients. Apparently, it was just one of multiple Wall Street Banks to...

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Goldman Sachs Considers Offering Crypto Options For Institutional Holders

Multinational investment bank Goldman Sachs is now exploring the provision of bilateral crypto options, deepening its involvement with crypto derivatives trading for institutions. They will purportedly allow holders such as Bitcoin miners and hedge funds to either hedge their risks, or boost yields with customizable offerings. The Crypto Options Market The bank’s plans were reported by sources familiar with the matter who chose to remain anonymous, according to Bloomberg....

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Goldman Sachs: Growing Crypto Adoption Might Not Push Prices Higher

According to analysts at the multinational investment bank Goldman Sachs, the growing mainstream acceptance might not result in higher prices for digital assets. Instead, the institution opined that the USD value of bitcoin and the altcoins correlate with inflation and other economic events. Bitcoin May Not Go Up Due to Adoption Many experts predict that the prices of most cryptocurrencies will surge should they receive wider mainstream acceptance. However, Goldman Sachs’...

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Crypto is Happening Despite the Crash, Says Former Goldman Sachs CEO

The former Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs – Lloyd Blankfein – opined that the ecosystem surrounding cryptocurrencies has evolved in the past year. As such, he raised hopes that the digital asset industry is “happening” despite the recent price crash. Optimism During The Crash The American banker who served as Goldman Sachs’ CEO until 2018 has not always been kind to the cryptoverse. At the beginning of 2021, he questioned bitcoin’s ability to be a store of value due...

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FTX CEO: Buying Goldman Sachs Is Not Out of the Question

Sam Bankman-Fried opined that some of the top financial institutions could be targeted for acquisition by young crypto companies. Moreover, he stated that his cryptocurrency derivatives trading platform – FTX – could consider buying the US banking giant Goldman Sachs if it surpasses its rivals. FTX to Buy Goldman? Sam Bankman-Fried – the CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange FTX – believes that digital asset companies can acquire some of the most prominent traditional financial...

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Goldman Sachs: Ethereum Is Beating BTC

As bitcoin continues to tank hard, Ethereum just keeps picking up steam. There are many financial analysts out there that seem to think the world’s second largest cryptocurrency by market cap will soon rise to the occasion and potentially overtake the entire space. Ethereum Is Moving Up the Ladder Bitcoin has fallen – once again – to about $32,000 per unit, meaning it is now trading for half its mid-April value. The currency has undergone one of its biggest corrections...

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How Many Bitcoin U-Turns? Goldman Sachs Now Says Bitcoin Is Not a Viable Investment

The US multinational investment bank Goldman Sachs continues with its 180-turns on the cryptocurrency industry. After its recent interest that included filing for a Bitcoin ETF and exploring crypto as an asset class, the institutions’ latest report said virtual currencies are not a “viable investment.” Crypto Is Not a Viable Investment: Goldman It’s safe to say that Goldman Sachs has displayed a controversial approach to the cryptocurrency space. The latest report coming from...

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Goldman Sachs Report: Hedge Funds Now Hate BTC

It looks like bitcoin may be losing some of its popularity – at least among hedge funds, according to a new report issued by financial giant Goldman Sachs. Goldman Sachs Says Hedge Funds Now Dislike BTC The volatility of the world’s number one digital currency by market cap is really coming back to bite it in the rear. The asset – which over the past year has earned the attention of major institutions ranging from software firm MicroStrategy to electric vehicle company...

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