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Gemini moves into wealth management with Bitria acquisition

The $7.1 billion cryptocurrency exchange has agreed to purchase Bitria, a 5-year-old startup that provides advisers with tools to access and manage holdings of Bitcoin and other tokens.

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Bitcoin sell-off shakes adviser confidence in crypto

For many financial advisers, the slide reinforced the notion that Bitcoin is just too volatile for client portfolios.

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Fake crypto offerings pose biggest investor threat, regulators say

Scams involving self-directed individual retirement accounts are another area of concern, according to an annual survey by the North American Securities Administrators Association.

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Crypto diehards are about to find out if it really was a bubble

To skeptics, the crypto world as a whole is a mirage whose massive run-up past $2 trillion was simply the speculative by-product of the extraordinary amount of easy cash that’s been sloshing around in the global economy.

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SEC punts again on NYDIG Bitcoin ETF

The agency said it needs another 60 days to make a determination, pushing the new deadline to March 16.

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Bitcoin slides below $50,000 capping a down December

Investors have retreated from the most speculative corners of global markets of late, worried that an ebbing tide of central bank stimulus could spell trouble. Just how exposed Bitcoin and the wider crypto universe is to that risk is the subject of heated debate.

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Crypto barrels toward 2022 after adding $1.5 trillion in value

Bitcoin’s share of the crypto market shrank dramatically over 2021 as other tokens rocketed, a sign of how investor interest in digital assets broadened out despite — or perhaps because of — enormous volatility.

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Morgan Stanley-backed Bitcoin firm NYDIG raises $1 billion

The firm, which counts some of the biggest Wall Street banks as its partners, was valued at more than $7 billion in the round.

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Robinhood plans crypto gifting feature

Users will be able to send cryptocurrency via digital gift cards, according to code discovered in a beta version of the company's iPhone app.

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Why the SEC can’t wait for Congress to regulate cryptocurrencies

Partisan differences will hamstring legislation, as Democrats stress investor protection and Republicans focus on protecting innovation.

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How different are retirement portfolios built by investors, advisers?

Except for a big investment in real estate, there wasn't that much divergence, a recent survey found.

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Bitcoin model portfolios launched by 3iQ, Gemini

A subsidiary of Canada’s largest digital asset manager, 3iQ Digital Assets, has launched a new separately managed account and model portfolio for U.S. wealth managers. Fees range from 1% for single-token accounts to 2.5% for multi-token index strategies.

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ETFs take center stage in 2021

Record net inflows are just a part of the story. ETFs continue to take market share of mutual funds by doing more for less.

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Ritholtz, WisdomTree launch crypto index separate account

Riding the direct indexing wave, the WisdomTree Crypto Index is designed for advisers but could also offer direct access for retail investors.

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Elizabeth Warren grills Bitcoin miner on climate

The Massachusetts senator is asking Greenidge Generation how its Bitcoin mining operations will affect climate change and the local environment.

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SEC tensions over crypto regulation emerge at meeting

At a meeting of the SEC Investor Advisory Committee, SEC Chair Gensler says many digital tokens are securities and fall under its jurisdiction, while Commissioner Peirce says agency is applying 'strategic ambiguity' to pursue enforcement first.

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Fidelity heads to Canada with Bitcoin ETF

Since U.S. regulators are balking at approving funds that invest directly in Bitcoin, Fidelity will launch the Fidelity Advantage Bitcoin ETF in Canada.

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Covered call strategy aims to dampen volatility of crypto investing

Toronto-based Purpose Investments pushes the digital investing envelope by selling options on the cryptocurrency holdings of two new ETFs.

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Citi to hire 100 for push into digital assets

As part of the effort, the bank tapped Puneet Singhvi to be its new head of digital assets inside the institutional clients group.

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IRS expects crypto seizures worth billions of dollars in 2022

The agency seized $3.5 billion worth of cryptocurrencies in fiscal 2021, accounting for 93% of all assets seized, and an IRS official says he expects that trend to continue next year.

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