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

Canada’s First Multi-Asset Crypto Fund

January 25, 2018 – It’s been a busy week for Toronto-based 3iQ Corp. On Thursday, the company received formal approval from Canadian securities regulators to act as a portfolio manager and investment fund manager permitted to invest in multiple cryptoassets. The 3iQ Global Cryptoasset Fund will invest directly in bitcoin, ether and litecoin, three of the leading cryptoassets. Units of the fund will be available to accredited investors, advisors and dealers via Fundserv, and to pension funds, institutions and family offices via private placement.

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VIDEO: RBC Analyst Calls Money Laundering with Bitcoin ‘Foolish’

January 24, 2018 – BNN spoke with Mitch Steves, an analyst at RBC Capital Markets, about the multi-trillion dollar opportunity he sees in cryptocurrency and blockchain technologies. In the video, he explains why there are other cryptocurrencies that could pose a greater money laundering threat than bitcoin.

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Retail Trading App Robinhood to Introduce Crypto Trading

January 25, 2018 – A popular trading app for millennials is now taking the plunge into cryptocurrencies. Beginning in February, Robinhood will let its customers buy 16 cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, ether, and litecoin. Robinhood is renowned for its no-commission approach to equities trading. Cryptocurrency exchanges may face stiff competition, as Robinhood is looking to make its cryptocurrency trading free as well. Cryptocurrency markets are popular among the millennial age group. The app has over 3 million users, with a median age of 26. This demographic has been particularly enthusiastic about bitcoin and other alternate digital currencies.

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Big Banks are Reviewing the Use of Credit Cards to Buy Cryptocurrencies

January 25, 2018 – Over the last year, we saw overwhelming demand from retail investors looking to invest in cryptocurrencies, and by using their credit cards, they can invest quickly without the need for a bank transfer. However, tension has been building between credit card companies and customers who want to use their cards to purchase cryptocurrencies. Some credit companies already allow cryptocurrency purchases, but many still see security as an ongoing issue. So far, It is unclear which stance Canadian banks will take on digital currency purchases with credit cards.

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The World’s First Major Agricultural Trade Using Bitcoin

January 24, 2018 – A new milestone has been reached by the agricultural industry. For the first time, a cargo shipment with wheat has been completed by using bitcoin as payment. The shipment consisted of 3000 tons of wheat from Russia to Turkey. The deal was part of a pilot testing program from the company’s blockchain payment system for bulk commodities. The blockchain uses a ledger-based digital technology that will allow for the immediate processing of payments.

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