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


May 26 – June 1, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter ANALYTICS: Elliptic Follows the Bitcoin Ransoms Paid by Colonial Pipeline

May 14, 2021 – Elliptic has identified the Bitcoin wallet used by the DarkSide ransomware group to receive ransom payments from its victims, based on our intelligence collection and analysis of blockchain transactions.

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May 26 – June 1, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter DEEP DIVE: DeFi Uncovered – Navigating the Crash

May 24, 2021 – DeFi (Decentralized Finance) has shown strength amidst increased market volatility. We explore the impact of broad selling on the health of DeFi and token valuations.

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May 26 – June 1, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter REGULATION: Fed, OCC, FDIC in ‘Sprint’ on Regulation for Crypto, Quarles Says

May 25, 2021 – “We along with the OCC and the FDIC are engaged right now in what we are calling a sprint in seeking to pull together views on exactly that” including discussions of a common regulatory framework, capital treatment and operational treatment.

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May 26 – June 1, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter INVESTMENT: Carl Icahn Says He May Get Into Cryptocurrencies in a ‘Big Way’

May 26, 2021 – Any criticism around cryptocurrency having no underlying value is a “little wrong-headed,” Icahn said. “Well, what’s the value of a dollar? The only value of the dollar is because you can use it to pay taxes,” he said.

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May 26 – June 1, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter OPINION: Banning Bitcoin is a bad idea

May 27, 2021 – “…we have to think through what a firm ban would actually mean for an asset that an estimated forty-six million Americans now own. Would the plan be to prosecute anyone who does not hand over their Bitcoin…?”

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May 26 – June 1, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter THE ECONOMIST: The boundary between crypto and fiat money is becoming more permeable

May 29, 2021 – “Crypto, like gold, is built on a collective belief about its value. But so to an extent are all asset prices. And crypto is moving past the point where it can be considered its own self-contained world.”

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