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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Danske Bank Bans Investments in Cryptocurrency-Related Instruments (news.bitcoin.com)

Leading Danish bank, Danske Bank, has published a document announcing that the company does not wish to “support the investment environment surrounding cryptocurrencies.” Danske bank will “phase out the possibility of” its customers purchasing financial instruments comprising cryptocurrency derivatives. Despite the bank’s concerns pertaining to the risks associated with cryptocurrencies, Danske customers will still be able to purchase virtual currencies via credit card.

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