Cryptocurrencies are mostly higher Friday as bullish sentiment returns into the weekend, with bitcoin (BTC) trading around $24K. CoinDesk’s Brad Keoun and Christie Harkin discuss this week’s developments potentially driving upward momentum of the crypto markets, including BlackRock’s partnership with Coinbase and the Tornado Cash saga.
Institutional interest in crypto on the rise, with BlackRock’s bitcoin fund as one example. What signal is that institutional interest giving to investors? Australia proving attractive to the crypto sector. More on those stories in this special edition of “The Daily Forkast.”
“All About Bitcoin” host Christine Lee covers some of the top stories in crypto, including BlackRock’s spot bitcoin private trust for U.S.-based institutional investors, U.S. regulators considering asking large hedge funds to disclose their crypto exposure, and Polkadot’s decentralized version of “wrapped” bitcoin.
BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, has launched a spot bitcoin (BTC) private trust for U.S.-based institutional investors. “The Hash” hosts discuss BlackRock’s continued bets in crypto and why its direct BTC exposure is a “bullish sign” for the industry.
Reacting to Coinbase’s second-quarter earnings report for this year and its partnership with asset manager Blackrock, Oppenheimer Senior Analyst Owen Lau discusses the potential regulatory headwinds ahead for the crypto exchange and revelations about the blockchain space at large.