Investing App Invstr Launches Cryptocurrency Index

Investing app Invstr has launched a cryptocurrency index for their platform, allowing users to follow cryptocurrency markets, according to a press release on Feb 6. Invstr’s crypto index will allow users to track price fluctuations of the crypto market and make price comparisons of specific cryptocurrency pairs. The index will also include a range of digital asset categories, that includes asset, payment and utility tokens. Cryptocurrencies on the app will be reviewed quarterly, which will allow for the addition of newer and stable cryptocurrencies to remain on the app while removing…

Bitcoin is a ‘Fad,’ But Even NASA is Investing in Blockchain

Bitcoin birthed the concept of blockchain technology, and now even organizations as technologically advanced as NASA are considering its benefits. Yet cryptocurrency is often described as a fad, a bubble, and even worthless. NASA Eyes Hyperledger Blockchain for Air Traffic Management Ronald J. Reisman, an aero-computer engineer at the NASA Ames Research Center, has put forward blockchain to solve issues of privacy and the prevention of spoofing, denial of service, and other attacks. He says a new system due for implementation in 2020, the Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), does not…

Thai SEC Warns Public About Investing in Nine Unregistered Tokens and ICOs

The Thai Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued a warning about investing in nine digital tokens and Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), which have not been accredited by the regulator, news outlet Bangkok Post reported Oct. 26. The SEC reportedly initiated an investigation into digital tokens and ICOs being promoted on social media platforms for investment, and found nine cases wherein promoted digital assets had not been authorized by the market regulator. Per the SEC, the alleged digital assets and ICOs have neither filed an application for the SEC’s approval,…

High-Earning Millennial Men are Most Interested in Crypto Investing

Recent research by blockchain-focused company Clovr has revealed that cryptocurrency investing is most popular among millennials earning from $75,000 to $99,999 annually. The survey collected responses from over 1,000 Americans between ages 18 and 80. Per the survey, men are almost twice as likely as any other generation to invest in digital currencies, with 43 percent of men and 23 percent of women investing in crypto. 47 percent of individuals with an annual income not less than $75,000 annually have invested in digital assets, while less than a quarter of…

How Invictus Capital Is Reshaping the Landscape of Cryptocurrency Investing

One of the impacts of the rapid, global advancement of digital asset markets has been seasons of volatility and turbulence. This creates a challenging environment for even the most astute investors in terms of managing cryptocurrency portfolios and investment strategies.  Lacking the expertise and knowledge to effectively navigate these headwinds, investors often find themselves mired in uncertainty. It is here where blockchain technology and the distributed tracking of crypto assets are receiving a wealth of attention. Use cases are emerging in this space, reshaping the landscape for how investors interact…

Millennial Women are Underrepresented in Crypto Investing

A new study by crypto finance company Circle, published September 12, shows that millennial women invest in cryptocurrency at half the rate of men. The survey collected answers from over 3,000 millennials, Gen Xers, and Baby Boomers in the U.S., covering such issues as investment, associated risks assessment, and attitudes toward emerging asset classes like crypto. According to the poll, 25 percent of millennials said they are interested in purchasing digital currencies over the next 12 months, which sets them apart from the other generations by more than 10 percent.…

KB Financial Group Report Finds Only 2% of South Koreans Interested in Crypto Investing

South Korean financial holding company KB Financial Group Inc. has released an Aug. 6  report on crypto investments in 2018, finding the majority of domestic respondents revealed no intention to invest in crypto. KB Financial Group Inc. is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea and focuses on a range of banking and related financial services. Their survey involved 600 households that had financial assets of more than KRW 500 million (around $447,000) from April to May, as well as 400 respondents with over KRW 1 billion in financial assets (around $894,000).…

Major Swiss Online Bank Posts Soaring Profits After Offering Clients Crypto Investing

Online banking service provider Swissquote has seen a 44 percent surge in profits in the first half of 2018, an uplift attributed to the “crypto boom” earlier this year, local news outlet Finews reports July 31. In July 2017, the Swiss-based online bank was credited by many with becoming “the first” European online bank to launch Bitcoin (BTC) trading accounts for its clients. Other Swiss financial institutions have been clamoring to post “firsts” in the integration of crypto into the financial sector, with Falcon Private Bank moving in just ahead…

Five Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Blockchain Company

As interest in blockchain continues to gain traction, the importance of investor education is at an all-time high. With hundreds of new projects popping up every week, it may be hard to separate the wheat from the chaff. Not every project can be or will be successful. To further complicate matters, some come with a cryptocurrency token used to raise funds. How do you protect yourself prior to investing? Educate, educate, educate. I always advocate for researching the project’s team, the industry they are trying to disrupt, and reading the…