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Quality of custodial services is seen as the most ‘significant’ hurdle to institutional investors investing in cryptocurrencies

Quality of custodial services is seen as the most ‘significant’ hurdle to institutional investors investing in cryptocurrencies

A new survey of institutional investors and wealth managers from the US, UK, France, Germany, and the UAE who collectively have USD275 billion in assets under management, reveals that 76 per cent describe the concerns about security of digital assets and custodial services as a ‘significant’ hurdle preventing many from investing in cryptoassets for the first time.  

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Ethereum finds favour with institutional investors as cryptocurrency hits all-time high

Ethereum finds favour with institutional investors as cryptocurrency hits all-time high

As more institutional investors dip their toes into the cryptocurrency investing space, the range of assets they are investing in is expanding to include ether, the native asset of the Ethereum blockchain. Interest in Ethereum funds is driving an ongoing price rally, which reached all-time highs above USD1,800 this week.

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Global bitcoin transactions cost USD25m per day in electricity to process

Global bitcoin transactions cost USD25m per day in electricity to process

New data released by Trading Platforms indicates that it costs USD25.2 million per day in electricity to process bitcoin transactions. The consumption cost is based on bitcoin’s 30-day average transaction of 328,418 as of 17 January, 2021, and the energy footprint per 1 BTC transaction confirmation of 612 kWh equivalent to USD76.74.