Report: World's Biggest Asset Manager BlackRock Exploring Bitcoin – CoinDesk

Global investment management company BlackRock is reportedly mulling a move into bitcoin. According to a Financial News London report on Monday, the New York-based asset manager has now set up a working group to look into ways it can “take advantage” of cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology, as well as to monitor what rivals are doing in the space. Citing … Read more

​​Market Mania Is Unavoidable, But Crypto Must Get Past It – CoinDesk

Michael J. Casey is the chairman of CoinDesk’s advisory board and a senior advisor for blockchain research at MIT’s Digital Currency Initiative. The following article originally appeared in CoinDesk Weekly, a custom-curated newsletter delivered every Sunday exclusively to our subscribers. The financial bubbles of 17th and 18th century Europe are favorite references for those, among both … Read more

G20 Watchdog Releases Framework for 'Vigilant' Monitoring of Crypto Risks – CoinDesk

The Financial Stability Board (FSB), an organization focused on analyzing and making recommendations to the G20 on global financial systems, has presented a framework for monitoring cryptocurrency assets. It notably lists several metrics that the FSB will use to keep an eye on the developing crypto markets and “should help to identify and mitigate risks to … Read more