BlockTech Bid Repeats via Bloomberg: Its About Blockchain, NOT…

(MarketsMuse fintech and blocktech curators extend our thanks to LLC for the following contribution)-Bloomberg Intelligence reporter Jonathan Tyce wins the Valentine's Day Award for Very Good Framing courtesy of his latest piece "Blockchain is Coming Everywhere, Ready or Not" --one of a series of articles by Tyce that puts…Read More

14 February, 2018

Blockchain ETFs Debut-It’s About The Blockchain, Blockhead, Not Bitcoin!

What's Next for exchange-traded-fund land? Blockchain ETFs! Duh?! Aside from the efforts by the Winklevoss Boys and a cadre of others to introduce a Bitcoin ETF, Blockchain companies (now known as 'blocktech' firms) fall into the sweet spot for fintech investors and public companies that are pivoting, re-purposing or adding…Read More

18 January, 2018

Bitcoin Barista of the Day Award: BnkToTheFuture

When it comes to corporate monikers, MarketsMuse fintech curators are big fans of catchy names and have made it a New Year's resolution to compile and share a weekly list of firms that earn special recognition within the burgeoning world of blockchain, bitcoin and crypto handles. And, the winner for…Read More

3 January, 2018

Crypto Hedge Funds: Greenwich Crowd Buying Into Bitcoin Trading

Crypto Hedge Funds Get Their Greenwich On. If the MarketsMuse curators have avoided bidding on and publishing tick-by-tick coverage of "crypto mania" and bitcoin bubblelicious bytes akin to our media industry brethren, its only because we were arguably a pioneer when, starting in 2014, we first started framing the bitcoin and distributed…Read More

20 December, 2017
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CME Group Says: Bitcoin Future Depends On…Bitcoin Futures Exchange

CME Aims to Legitimize Bitcoin Marketplace via..What Else? A Bitcoin Futures Mart!! Any and every credible financial market veteran will argue that any credible financial instrument can only be credible when there is a legitimate marketplace in which buyers and sellers can express their view as to the value of…Read More

1 November, 2017

CFTC Approves LedgerX Exchange to Facilitate Bitcoin Options Trading

What's Next for Option Markets? A CFTC regulated platform for bitcoin options; NY-based firm gets approval to trade puts and calls on cryptocurrency. For bitcoin aficionados, the road to legitimacy has been pockmarked with obstacles and detractors, including those who have insisted that bitcoins are the currency of money launders,…Read More

25 July, 2017

Bitcoin Price Surge in Advance of SEC Decision to…

Speculators betting on the SEC approving the very first Bitcoin ETF listing helped push the price of the digital currency aka crytopcurrency to a record high in advance of a March 11 SEC meeting in which regulators are scheduled to determine whether the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust ETF [proposed ticker NASDAQ:COIN]…Read More

26 February, 2017

Bitcoin ETF: Navigating SEC Spider Web: Spider Woman

Call it a Rat's Nest, a Rabbit Hole, or a Rubik's Cube, but no certified marketsmuse can dispute the fact the ETF industry has become a Spider's Web of complexity when it comes to the assortment of products being promoted. And, who more qualified to advocate on behalf of a…Read More

20 April, 2016

Goldman Sachs Wants Patent To Settle Trades in Bitcoin…

(TradersMagazine) Trading settlement and clearing could go the way of bitcoin, as white glove bulge bracket brokerdealer Goldman Sachs and fintech aficiondo has filed a patent for technology to settle securities in the cyber cryptocurrency. As first reported in Bitcoin Magazine on November 19, the United States Patent & Trademark Office…Read More

4 December, 2015

FinTech Dept: Banks Embrace Bitcoin’s Blockchain

It doesn't take a "markets muse" who speaks in tech talk to know that Fintech is not only fashionable, its now mainstream. And, whilst the early "jibber jabber" surrounding Bitcoin was fodder for Wall Street naysayers, including JPM's Jamie Dimon, "the worm has turned" according to NYT columnist Nathaniel Popper,…Read More

8 September, 2015

Attention Wall Street BlockHeads: Get Your Bitcoins Here

MarketsMuse fintech update is a "bid on" to prior Wall Street bitcoin initiative coverage, and following is courtesy of excerpt from 4 Aug story by Bloomberg LP reporter Andrew Leising, " Wall Street, Meet Block 368396, the Future of Finance." [caption id="attachment_3847" align="alignleft" width="180"] Justin Brownhill, SenaHill[/caption] When Justin Brownhill…Read More

6 August, 2015

Frmr NYSE Capo Niederauer Backs Bitcoin-based ‘smart securities’ startup…

Tech Talk: Bitcoin's Distributed Ledgers: A FinTech Innovation.. MarketsMuse Trading Technology/FinTech department profiles Wall Street’s rapid embracement of the tools that power Bitcoin with a look at Symbiont, a company that aspires to disrupt the capital markets process. Distributed ledgers, the technology behind the Bitcoin blockchain, can be used to…Read More

19 June, 2015

#WhatsNext: The First Crypto Bond Issuance aka Bitcoin Bond

#WhatsNext? wonders the editors and Overstock's Patrick Byrne does not fail to surprise with another announcement that could disrupt the capital markets. As a follow-on to a $500mil stock offering reported here on April 29, now Byrne is pitching an offering that he hopes to be the first issuance…Read More

8 June, 2015

NASDAQ Embraces Bitcoin; First Mover For Pre-IPO Application

MarketsMuse Tech Talk update profiling Wall Street’s latest embracing of Bitcoin technology and a look at 11 May announcement from NASDAQ is courtesy of extracts from and WSJ. The Nasdaq stock exchange is tapping Bitcoin’s powerful new transaction technology to create a more secure, efficient system to trade stocks.…Read More

11 May, 2015

Byrne’s Bitcoin Exchange Files $500 Million Offering of Virtual… Tech Talk update profiles the latest development regarding’s CEO Patrick Byrne  plan for a cryptosecurity trading system "for brokerdealers" only and akin to the array of ECNs and ATS platforms that Fintech aficionados and broker-dealers  are already accustomed to. The headline: Overstock looks to issue Bitcoin-style stocks via…Read More

29 April, 2015

Bitcoin ETFs: BIT Could Be “Balderdash” Says Sell-Side Seer ETF snapshot takes another bite into the topic of Bitcoin, the dominant digital currency that continues to gain traction with leading brokerdealers and many, [but not all] from across the ETF universe, despite the currency's 74 percent decline since November 2013. Below is excerpted from 07 April coverage courtesy…Read More

7 April, 2015

Bitcoins Become Trading Firms’ Focus

MarketsMuse blog update profiles how the increasing interest in bitcoins is leading some investors in opening bitcoin financial services firms. Many believe that this move can help reduce the volatility and increases favorability of bitcoins.  This update is courtesy of the Wall Street Journal's article, "Big Investor Involvement Could Boost Bitcoin", with an…Read More

6 April, 2015

What’s Next For Wall Street’s FinTech Czars? Bitcoin Exchanges! FinTech update profiles Wall Street’s trading system technology push into the next frontier: Bitcoin Exchanges. Below is courtesy of March 24 column “Legacy Exchange Players Rush To Aid Bitcoin Exchanges.” Following news that Nasdaq will offer trading technology to Noble Markets, legacy exchanges and executives are helping to make…Read More

27 March, 2015