Financial firms are becoming more positive about the
prospect of blockchain-based cryptocurrency trading, with one in five planning
to test the waters in the next year, according to a survey by Thomson Reuters
as reported by Business Insider.
The data and news agency asked 400 of its
clients, ranging from hedge funds to large asset managers and bank trading
desks, about their cryptocurrency plans.
It found that 20 percent of them were considering trading in cryptocurrency
over the next 12 months. Of those companies, the majority said that they would
begin sooner rather than later, in a 3- to 6-month period.
One in five students could be using some of their student
loan money on cryptocurrency investments, according to a U.S. survey.
While the tuition portion of a student loan is generally
paid directly to a university, the balance — supposed to be used for living
expenses — goes to students. They can use this how they like. Student loan
industry analyst site The Student Loan
Reportquizzed 1,000 students about how they used that cash. It found that more than one
in five of them (21.2 percent) were using their student loan funds to invest in
The Toronto Stock Exchange Venture Exchange (TSXV),
once a haven for Canada’s many natural resource mining companies, is now
becoming a sanctuary for miners of a different kind.
The TSXV is a venture capital exchange commonly
used by mining exploration outfits to raise funds. Now, cryptocurrency miners
are seeing potential in the exchange as a source of capital to build out
Financial services companies are beating
traditional technology firms in the race to file blockchain-related patents,
according to a recent analysis.
IP, a boutique law firm specializing in patent valuation, analyzed
patent filings in the distributed ledger space in January of 2018 and found
that Silicon Valley’s incumbents are lagging behind banks and other financial
Video gaming has always been a spectator sport.
Pre-millennials will remember hovering over arcade cabinets watching friends
make the leaderboard. That dynamic developed into a cottage industry as
Fast-forward a couple of decades and people are
still watching each other play video games, but they’re now doing so on
dedicated channels like Twitch.tv. Amazon
bought that company for $1.1 billion in 2014. E-sports is no longer an obscure
hobby for nerds.