Highlighting what went right, and what went wrong, in this week’s crypto news analysis.

To compliment (or maybe even cause) the positive price movements last week, a few indicators pointed towards institutions slowly getting more comfortable and involved with digital assets. It started the week before with the announcement that a large pension fund was dipping its toe in crypto waters with an initial $21mn foray. This week the trend continues with Michigan State University’s board considering upping its stake in Andreessen Horowitz’s a16z fund.

This week you can also add Pantera’s biggest round by far, and European banking facilities. While some will (rightly) argue it’s too soon to declare the institutions have arrived, they’re certainly knocking on the door.

Below we have our weekly roundup of industry and coin specific news. If you’d like to get in touch with us about any of our products or services, we look forward to hearing from you. Just send us a note.

Latest Industry News

Pantera secures $130mn for third fund

  • In 2013 they raised $13mn for their first fund. In 2015 this increased to $25mn for their second fund

  • But the shadow of Pantera’s third fund conceals the warning that many ICO’s they invested in earlier could be deemed securities, causing problems for investors

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Coinbase comments on QuadrigaCX’s downfall

  • In a series of unexpected tweets, Brian Armstrong reveals why he doesn’t think the exchange’s collapse was an exit scam

  • Instead suggesting that evidence points to generic banking issues and mismanagement in the months prior to founder’s death

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Bank Frick adds institutional trading platform

  • Popular for its crypto friendly attitude, Liechtenstein’s Bank Frick has launched its own platform, DLT Markets

  • The bank has been involved in digital assets for over a year, offering cold storage and direct investment in the top five cryptocurrencies

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Latest Coin News



  • Price analysis

  • Constantinople

    still scheduled to go ahead this week

  • Excessive

    could be an attempt to conceal money laundering



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