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


March 10 – March 16, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter GOLD: BlackRock Says Gold ‘Failing’ as Equity Hedge, Faces Risks

March 11, 2021 – Gold is proving to be a less effective hedge against moves in other assets, such as stocks, as well as inflation, according to Russ Koesterich, portfolio manager for BlackRock’s Global Allocation Fund.

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SURVEY: Nearly 10% of the $380 billion in stimulus checks may be used to buy bitcoin and stocks

March 15, 2021 – Armed with a fresh round of stimulus checks, Americans may be ready to shop for some bitcoin and stocks. “The survey predicts that bitcoin will account for 60% of total incremental investment spend…”

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March 10 – March 16, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter NFT AUCTION: Buyer of $69 million Beeple NFT is a crypto investor

March 12, 2021 – The buyer will get “essentially a long string of numbers and letters,” according to Noah Davis, an art specialist at Christie’s. “It’s a code that exists on the Ethereum blockchain. It is a block in the chain that will be dropped into their Ethereum wallet.”

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March 10 – March 16, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter MARKETS: European Digital Asset Manager, Coinshares jumps 33% on first day of trading

March 11, 2021 – CoinShares, a European digital asset investment firm, jumped 33% in its first day of trading on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Sweden. “the shares started the day trading around 81.9 Swedish krone (SEK) and ended at 109.12 (SEK).”

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March 10 – March 16, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter OPINION: Why NFTs are hard to explain

March 14, 2021 – “The reason proponents have a hard time explaining NFTs, in my opinion, is because NFTs aren’t a singular concept. They’re a bundle of related concepts.” says Nic Carter. Read the article to learn how ‘NFT is a process, rather than a product.’

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March 10 – March 16, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter NFT: Albums & Concerts, NFTs Have Gone Mainstream

March 14, 2021 – “The prices at which the Golden Tickets sold is astonishing given that it required those new to this space to not only learn about NFTs but to make the purchase through OpenSea.io using a crypto-currency wallet funded with Ethereum..”

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