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Vanguard and State Street Steer Clear of Bitcoin ETF Hype

Despite Vanguard and State Street’s decision to abstain, the SEC is approaching a crucial deadline to announce its decision on the first Bitcoin ETF in early January.  The anticipation surrounding the potential approval of spot Bitcoin Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) in the United States has reached its zenith. However, amid the frenzy, two major players in the ETF industry, Vanguard Group, and State Street Corp (NYSE: STT), have notably chosen to stay on the sidelines. While other industry...

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State Street Announces Partnership with Gemini to Launch Crypto Asset Pilot

American financial services and holding company State Street Corporation has announced a new partnership with the Gemini crypto exchange and custodian firm, to test a new product that will perform reporting scenarios on digital assets held in custody with Gemini.According to the official State Street press release, the trial is the first of its kind and will first report on custody held on only two digital assets, citing issues with liquidity. The plan, however, is that the pilot will later...

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State Street Cuts Down DLT Developer Team as It Adjusts Its Blockchain Strategy

In what seems like an about-face, global banking custodian State Street has drastically cut down its Decentralized Ledger Technologies team, as sources indicate. Rather than focus on building a complete DLT ecosystem from scratch which hitherto before now had been the strategy that State Street pursued, the custodian has decided to focus on digital assets which include tokenized stocks and bonds as well cryptocurrencies. Such an approach is to be applied instead of a bottom-up strategy which...

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