‘What is Bitcoin’ Ranked Among Top Google Searches in 2018

About a year ago, Google searches for “Bitcoin” surpassed searches relating to Donald Trump. Now that Google has published its 2018 year-in-review of search terms, “What is Bitcoin” is among the top questions that people are asking Google, at least in the US. Last year, the largest cryptocurrency ranked in two categories globally, both in …

Yale University Has Invested in Two Cryptocurrency Funds: Report

The “herd” of institutional investors that cryptocurrency bulls such as Mike Novogratz have perennially said is just over the horizon is finally making an appearance, as reports have emerged that one of the world’s largest university endowments has invested in two cryptocurrency funds. Yale University Endowment Makes Cryptocurrency Play Citing an anonymous source familiar with …

Most Americans Unsure About What Bitcoin Actually Means, Survey Claims

“Bitcoin” is the financial term for which Americans are least confident of its meaning, according to The Knowledge Academy, a U.K. based provider of training courses which conducted a survey of 1,135 Americans to measure their understanding of financial terms. That “bitcoin” would rank as the least understood term is not surprising, given its newness …

There’s Still No Bitcoin ETF, But Investors Just Got a Consolation Prize

The long-anticipated bitcoin ETF has yet to materialize, but American investors seeking to gain exposure to the flagship cryptocurrency through their standard brokerage accounts now have a consolation prize. Bloomberg reports that Bitcoin Tracker One, an exchange-traded note (ETN) that has been listed on Nasdaq Stockholm since 2015, can now be traded in U.S. brokerage …

There Are Now More than 300 Cryptocurrency Funds

The recent bitcoin price decline and subsequent bear market put a severe dent in profit projections for hedge funds that invest in cryptoassets, but it has not prevented the sheer number of these cryptocurrency funds — and the size of their assets under management (AUM) — from swelling to record levels. Number of Cryptocurrency Funds …

CFA Exam Will Now Include Crypto Topics

Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies are making serious headway in the financial industry, the most recent sign being the decision by the CFA Institute, which offers the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, a three-level program, to include cryptocurrencies and blockchain to its Level I and II curriculums next year, according to Bloomberg. The material for the 2019 …

Bitcoin Futures Post Record Daily Volume as Market Recovers

Join our community of 10 000 traders on Hacked.com for just $39 per month. Bitcoin futures volume reached an all-time high on Wednesday, peaking near a combined $670 million between regulated US exchanges CME and CBOE. On Chicago exchange CME, traders exchange more than 11,000 contracts, worth an equivalent 56,010 BTC. According to CME’s Bitcoin Reference …