Institutional investors plan to buy every Bitcoin price dip, data suggests

A new survey commissioned by crypto asset insurance company, Evertas, a cryptocurrency insurance firm, found that institutional investors plan to significantly increase their stakes in Bitcoin (BTC) and other digital assets in the future. After surveying 50 institutional investors that collectively manage over $78 billion in assets in the United States and United Kingdom, a standout response was that 26% of participants believe that pension funds, insurers, family offices and sovereign wealth funds will raise their stakes in cryptocurrency “drastically”. 64% of participants believe the increase in interaction will be…

Blockchain-secured land entices real estate investors

In the “real” world, real estate has historically been seen as a viable investment. Individuals and corporations usually purchase land and property either for development or to sell at a higher price in the future. With the world becoming increasingly digitized, it appears that the trend of ascribing significant value to land and property has been spreading to the virtual scene. At the intersection of emerging tech like virtual reality and blockchain, developers, investors and hobbyists alike are creating a vibrant virtual real estate market. While VR provides the tools…

Almost half of crypto traders are long-term investors

According to a recent survey of Huobi traders, 45% of respondents have time horizons longer than one year, with 12.5% saying that they are willing to wait over four years for a return on their investment. This seems to contradict the widely accepted view that most crypto investors are just there to make a quick buck. When asked which asset they have held the longest, it’s no surprise that 69% said it was Bitcoin (BTC). Despite the vast majority of respondents belonging to the 26-50 age range, most of the…

MakerDAO’s Vote to Enrich Investors Puts DAI Stability at Risk

Key Takeaways DAI perpetually trades at a premium, which isn’t a good thing for a stablecoin. Maker voted to re-introduce stability fees, which causes a supply side crisis for DAI and forces the token to consistently trade above $1. Voters have kicked back into action with new proposals that aim to bring DAI closer to its peg without reducing stability fees again. Share this article DAI is once again trading well above it’s desired $1 peg as MakerDAO governance voted to increase stability fees, forcing buyers to compete for DAI…

COVID-19 shook out retail investors but emboldened BTC whales: Report

As the COVID-19 pandemic began, retail and institutional Bitcoin investors took very different approaches, new research from OKEx Insights and Catallact showed.  The research, which looked at on-chain BTC transaction data from January to the beginning of August 2020, found retail investors largely pulled back and took a wait and see strategy with Bitcoin. Larger, possibly more institutional investors, on the other hand, accumulated BTC. The report does not take into account transactions in the bulk of August and September when prices fell.  Retail transactions, those representing less than one-tenth…

Bitcoin Investors Grow Fearful as Signs of Weakness Proliferate

It has been a rocky past couple of weeks for Bitcoin. The cryptocurrency was able to surge as high as $12,400 just a couple of weeks ago before it lost its momentum and began plunging lower, ultimately hitting lows of $9,900 before bouncing higher. This has done little to offer insight into its near-term outlook, although it has elucidated underlying strength amongst the crypto’s bears. One analyst is now noting that he is flipping short on BTC, hoping to trade a move down to $9,600. He indicates that this fresh…

Low Ethereum Gas Fees Suggest Investors are Holding Strong Despite Turbulence

Ethereum and the entire crypto market have been battered by Bitcoin’s weakness, with the benchmark cryptocurrency’s decline creating headwinds that have caused most digital assets to post serious losses. Some believe that this recent downtrend has marked an end to the bull run that many digital assets have been seeing as of late, with tokens within the Ethereum-based DeFi sector being particularly hard hit by this recent downturn. That being said, one analyst is noting that there are some signs that the market – and the DeFi sector in particular…

US SEC upgrades ‘accredited investors,’ puts financial knowledge first

The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has made changes to its definition of who qualifies as an “accredited investor,” likely broadening the field of participants for future private equity offerings. According to the commission, this development is the result of years of internal discussions about better ways to balance requirements for investor protection with the need to make America’s investment landscape more inclusive. Given the SEC’s insistence on regulated crypto token sales, the news could have significant implications for future security token offerings and even widen the pool of…

Yearn.finance’s $140M yETH vault proves investors are ravenous for DeFi

Yearn.finance, an automated DeFi yield-farming protocol, has recently launched the latest yvault strategy, yETH. yVault strategies are a set of predefined actions that allow users to deposit funds and have them automatically sent to liquidity pools where high-yield interest and additional token rewards are earned. The yETH vault was launched on September 2, along with the yWETH vault and a few other updates. The yWETH vault is equivalent to the yETH vault but uses wrapped ETH, an ERC-20 token pegged and backed by ETH.  According to a recent client newsletter…

How Uniswap’s Profit Buffet Can Burn Crypto Investors

The DeFi space has taken some wild twists as of late, causing crypto Twitter feeds to look a lot more like a menu at a local dining establishment. The bizarre world of decentralized finance and yield farming tokens has taken a turn for the weirder, bringing about a flurry of food-named crypto assets on Uniswap. The spectacle alone makes getting sucked into the hottest trend in crypto all the more difficult. Add in the constant talk of profits being generated from farmers taking risks on Uniswap, and you’ve got a…