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Morgan Creek Launches $40 Million Crypto Fund With Public Pension Investment

Source: CoinDesk

The asset manager Morgan Creek has announced a new crypto-focused fund with a $40 million investment driven by two public pensions — the Police Officer's Retirement System and Employees' Retirement System of Fairfax County, Virginia.

"This morning our team at Morgan Creek Digital announced a new $40 million crypto venture fund anchored by two public pensions," Anthony Pompliano, a Morgan Creek partner, tweeted. "The institutions aren't coming [to crypto]. They're already here."

Google Adds Bitcoin Symbol to iOS Keyboard

Source: Reddit

Google has added the Bitcoin symbol to its keyboard on iOS, making it one of several alternative currency symbols available when users hold down the dollar symbol key.

Germany Opens Industry Consultation Process for Blockchain Strategy

Source: Reuters

Ahead of announcing an official strategy for leveraging blockchain technology more widely, the German government has opened a process for receiving recommendations around the technology from local companies and industry groups. Germany is Europe's largest economy and Berlin is home to numerous blockchain startups. The solicited recommendations could lead to official legislative action in the near future.

In the Post ICO World, CoinList Prepares Crypto Projects for Investment

ICOs emerged quickly as a popular model for crypto startups to raise funds, exposure and customer interest. But the world of ICOs took a nasty turn in 2018, with many projects that used the model unable to deliver on their promises to investors or turning out to be downright phony.

NFTs: How They Work and How They’re Bridging Blockchains and the Collectibles Industry

The upcoming NFT.NYC event highlights the growing role that non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are playing in the crypto industry — and a growing intersection between crypto assets and collectibles.