3iQ Research Group consolidates the top five cryptoasset stories of interest to investment advisors and our investors.

February 9 – February 17, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter NEWS: BlackRock has “started to dabble” in bitcoin

February 17, 2021 – The world’s largest asset manager has begun entering the bitcoin space. “I wouldn’t put a number on the percentage allocation one should have, depends on what the rest of your portfolio looks like,” said BlackRock’s chief investment officer of global fixed income.

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February 9 – February 17, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter NEWS: $150bn investment arm of Morgan Stanley to invest in bitcoin

February 13, 2021 – A US$150 billion Morgan Stanley investing arm known for its prowess in picking growth stocks is considering adding bitcoin to its list of possible bets. A four-fold jump in four months has stoked customers’ interest, making the digital asset even harder to ignore.

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February 9 – February 17, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter NEWS: City of Miami wants to push in on bitcoin

February 12, 2021 – The resolution has two other important goals. One is to allow local government employees to receive some or all of their wages in cryptocurrency. The other is to allow citizens to pay property taxes or city fees using cryptocurrency.

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February 9 – February 17, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter OPINION: Implications of BNY Melon’s custody of digital assets 

February 11, 2021 – 3iQ’s Tom Lombardi explains the significance of bitcoin’s big milestone in institutional participation. Read the twitter thread to understand how this custody offering could be a tipping point for digital assets investments.

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February 9 – February 17, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter INSIGHTS: Comparison of stablecoin applications by big tech

February 11, 2021 – Mastercard, Visa and Paypal have all offered to support cryptocurrency payments and networks. Read the quick comparison of their different offerings. Mastercard may have the most conservative approach, lets see how the rest fare.

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February 9 – February 17, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter NEWS: Ethereum DEX processes $100 billion

February 15, 2021 – Decentralized exchange Uniswap allows anyone to swap ECR20 tokens. It became the first DEX to process over $100 billion in volume. UNI’s market cap is currently $6.3 billion. Creator Hayden Adams called it “an exciting milestone for DeFi.”

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