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August 25 - August 31, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter What’s Next for Crypto? Here Are 10 Predictions

August 26, 2021 – As an emergent and inherently volatile asset class, cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, ether and others might seem to defy predictive modeling and forecasting. What’s next? Read these 10 predictions by Philip Gradwell, Chief Economist at Chainalysis.

Read the report here.


August 25 - August 31, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter OSC bars the country’s first registered crypto platforms from trading Tether

August 27, 2021 – Ontario’s securities regulator has issued its first round of approvals for crypto platforms to operate. Tether is the sole digital asset named in an appendix marked “Prohibited Crypto Assets.”

Read the report here.


August 25 - August 31, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter Jack Dorsey discusses plans to build a decentralized exchange for Bitcoin

August 27, 2021 – First announced in July, Square’s “TBD” unit is developing a “non-custodial, permissionless, and decentralized financial services” business whose “primary focus is Bitcoin.”

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August 25 - August 31, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter Frothy NFT Market Remains ‘Healthy’ as Developers Hold ETH or Reinvest: Nansen

August 28, 2021 – A report published this week from on-chain analytics firm Nansen sheds some light on the number of active NFT developers shipping projects on Ethereum – and, perhaps more importantly, what they’re doing with the Ethereum they earn from “drops.”

Read the report here.


August 25 - August 31, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter Cryptocurrencies Are Becoming an Election Issue In Alberta

August 30, 2021 – Some municipal candidates are promising to make Edmonton a cryptocurrency-friendly city, and to go so far as to declare the city a municipality that embraces the digital currency.

Read the report here.


August 25 - August 31, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter Ethereum Weathers Bug That Underlines Possible Blockchain Risks

August 30, 2021 – Ethereum has weathered a bug that split the world’s most-used blockchain and opened up the risk of counterfeit ether tokens. One coder for the software at the center of the Ethereum bug said that at one point it was a “really close shave.”

Read the report here.


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