Capital Group Buys 12.2% Stake in Bitcoin-Proxy MicroStrategy

The global investment management company, Capital Group, ranks among one of the oldest and largest investment management firms in the world with over $7.6 billion in revenue. As of December 31, 2020, the firm said it manages more than $2.3 trillion in equity and fixed income assets for millions of individuals and institutional investors around the world.

The investment gives CII an indirect line into the cryptocurrency market, as MicroStrategy is heavily invested in bitcoin and has bought over 105,000 bitcoins for approximately $2.741 billion, as of late June.

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Binance NFT Marketplace to Launch With Warhol, Dali Collection

Binance’s non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace is set to launch Thursday with an auction featuring works by Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali.

Trading in the marketplace will commence at 10 a.m. local time in Singapore (02:00 UTC, or 10 p.m. ET Wednesday), Binance said.
The “Genesis” auction will be the marketplace’s first premium event – auctions for high-end work by select artists – and will feature Warhol’s “Three Self Portraits” and a digitized NFT of Dali’s “Divine Comedy: rebeget.”

Building the Plumbing for Institutional Capital Markets

“It’s still early. We are excited to see this connectivity happen. It will draw in a lot more capital into the asset class, and it will draw in the incremental user and adopter of this ecosystem and asset class,” he said.

And all of this matters because LMAX Group traded 75 billion in crypto in May with just 500 customers. Imagine if it had 5,000.

Morgan Stanley, Blockchain Capital Lead $48M Funding for Securitize

“On the platform, you will be able to access a range of opportunities whether it’s crypto yield funds or startups or real estate developments, you’re going to see a broader universe of primary offerings as well as secondary offerings,” Wagner said. “Looking forward, that’s the evolution you’re going to see and as more people become comfortable with crypto, it’s going to become the means for providing services that is taken for granted in public markets.”

LiteCoin: the one not talked about

Unlike Bitcoin and Ether, LiteCoin has not surpassed its all time high in price. It is an interesting picture below and suggests there is more work to be done in price development. With EBAY supporting LTC, it just may be the vehicle to make LTC a coin of choice for consumers. One thing to absorb after looking at the LTC Price chart is the following chart which shows the strengthening of LTC vs the price of BTC. Quietly, LTC has come to play.