Bear Market? Grayscale Bitcoin Trust Averaged $2 Million Invested Per Week in Q4 2018

Grayscale, the creator of GBTC, had an average of $ 2 million invested every week during the 4th quarter of 2018. About 66% of all investments came from institutions, while 88% of all Grayscale digital investments were in Bitcoin. Just 12% of investments were directed at other digital assets, leading Grayscale to declare the “return of the Bitcoin Maximalist” in their quarterly report. Investments across the board were down in 2018 as the bear market took over. Yet, Grayscale had its best year so far, with over $ 359 million in investments. The Bitcoin Investment Trust’s GBTC product has been running for

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Indians Lost $2.3 Billion in Remittance Payments in 2018; Can Bitcoin Help with Near-Zero Fees?

According to The Times of India, money transfers cost citizens and non-residents over $ 2.3 billion in fees last year for clearing payments into India, the world’s biggest market for inward remittance. Nischal Shetty, the CEO of local Bitcoin exchange WazirX, said that the dominant cryptocurrency could bring down remittance costs to near zero. Dear @arunjaitley @narendramodi Rs. 15,000 crores. That's just remittance fees paid by Indians in a year. Crypto has the potential to bring down this cost to almost Zero. All this money could go to the people. Let's join the revolution & find solutions #IndiaWantsCrypto pic.twitter.com/zeNZ6FQgw7 — Nischal

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Facebook is so Dominant it Earned $5 Billion in China in 2018 – a Country Where It’s Banned

In what can only be further evidence of the global reach of Facebook, reports show that the social media platform earned $ 5 billion in revenue from China. Yet Facebook has been prohibited in China since 2009. Facebook’s Fifth Largest Market, Surprisingly, is China According to reporting by TheStreet and a research note from Pivotal, it’s estimated that Facebook made anywhere between $ 5 billion and $ 7 billion from Chinese advertisers. This figure is about 10% of Facebook’s 2018 revenue. Facebook’s 2018 filing confirms that revenue came from resellers “representing advertisers” based in China. Facebook apparently has an unofficial Chinese office, through

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Fortnite’s Epic Games Leads Record $5.7 Billion Year for Gaming Investments in 2018

Game company investments, into market leaders like Epic Games, doubled an already record figure for gaming investments in 2017. Epic Games, developer of Fortnite – the world’s most popular videogame – saw the greatest single investment in 2018 of $ 1.25 billion. Epic Games $ 1.25 Billion Funding Round is the Largest non-IPO Gaming Investment Ever A first-quarter 2019 report from Digi-Capital, as reported by VentureBeat confirmed the latest industry statistics. Gaming investments reached $ 5.7 billion in 2018. Double the record figure for 2017. Epic Games, riding on the global success of online-game Fortnite, led by raising $ 1.25 billion from investors. Epic’s huge

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Exclusive: Markets Will Take Time to Digest 2018 ‘Crypto Meltdown’, Says Former Morgan Stanley MD

By CCN.com: Patrick Springer spent 20 years working for Morgan Stanley as an investment specialist. Specifically, his job was to help institutional investors make informed decisions in global equity markets. Now, despite the bitcoin market meltdown, he’s flung himself headlong into crypto becoming an advisor for Polybird Exchange. Why? Because “it’s important for people to challenge

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