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Institutional clients are pushing NYDIG and Fidelity to offer more ETH services

Institutional clients are pushing NYDIG and Fidelity to offer more ETH services

The Block Research The Block Research previously looked at the emergence of the first DeFi exploits and their heyday last fall in The Summer of DeFi. However, even the total losses as a result of previous attacks pale in comparison with May 2021. In just one month, DeFi protocols lost a record $210M, $80M more …

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Here’s how Compound and Aave are now targeting institutional investors

Here’s how Compound and Aave are now targeting institutional investors

Quick Take Decentralized Finance has typically been too unregulated or complex for institutional investors. But some DeFi firms are now trying to offer products aimed specifically at institutions. Here are the key details for the two biggest offerings: Aave and Compound. This feature story is available to subscribers of The Block Daily. You can continue …

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Fidelity Digital Assets plans big headcount boost in response to institutional interest in crypto

Fidelity Digital Assets plans big headcount boost in response to institutional interest in crypto

Fidelity Digital Assets, the crypto-focused arm of the asset manager Fidelity, plans on hiring as many as 100 employees to bolster cryptocurrency projects in response to institutional demand in crypto, reports Bloomberg.  Fidelity Digital Assets president Tom Jessop told Bloomberg that the firm intends on hiring employees in its Dublin, Boston and Salt Lake City …

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United States is the country of choice for institutional crypto trading service providers

United States is the country of choice for institutional crypto trading service providers

In a survey of institutional cryptocurrency trading service providers, The Block Research team has found that a majority of them, approximately 61%, are based in the United States. Other popular regions include Hong Kong, Singapore, and Switzerland for institutional-focused cryptocurrency trading firms. Furthermore, according to The Block Research’s John Dantoni, “about 75% of the firms …

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[SPONSORED] The Block Presents: The State of Institutional Spot Liquidity – Brought to you by Altonomy

[SPONSORED] The Block Presents: The State of Institutional Spot Liquidity – Brought to you by Altonomy

About the Panelists: Ricky Li, Co-Founder of Altonomy Ricky Li, Co-founder of Altonomy. Now based in New York, he is a veteran trader in the cryptocurrency market and traditional commodities markets. Li holds a CFA Charter and Ph.D. in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Officer, CoinShare Meltem Demirors is Chief …

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For Bitcoin's institutional investors, how important is a regulated environment?

For Bitcoin’s institutional investors, how important is a regulated environment?

When it comes to crypto-markets, the last few years have seen increased institutional interest. Today, Bitcoin is viewed as a legitimate investment tool, with the king coin having doubled down on its store of value narrative. With the third block reward halving taking place in little over a week’s time and with BTC’s price going …

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