Morgan Stanley is one of the largest investment banks worldwide. As of yesterday, they confirmed that they are working on a crypto-related product for their clients.
According to Bloomberg, this is new, reliable information that comes from familiar names in the crypto community. Morgan Stanley is planning to offer to trade with complex derivatives that are connected to bitcoin. The bank will provide contracts to the investors so they will have a clear exposure to the market. This way, investors can use the price return swaps and the bank will charge them for each processed transaction.
Before officially launching the project, Morgan Stanley has to make sure that there is actually interest from clients. Currently, the biggest interest comes from large Wall Street companies that offer similar crypto-related products. If we listen to the clients we will find out that:
“Price movements are everything for a trader. The largest the swings the better. As we execute or either the firm or institutional clients, the more volatility the better,” said the source. “Even the choppy movement in the equity indexes over the past three months have been useful in that regard.”
The bank guarantees that products such as this one will be very beneficial for the market. Also, a product like this one will make a larger number of institutional investors to have a better access to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Other financial companies such as Citigroup are working on a trading crypto mechanism, and Goldman Sachs is exploring with derivatives on bitcoin.
According to a source, the product is set to launch soon so make sure to follow up on our news so you don’t miss out on it.
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Bitcoin Is Not Banned In India: Finance Minister
The union finance minister of India, Anurag Singh Thakur is in the latest cryptocurrency news for a statement in which he said that holding or trading cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin is not banned in the country.
As Thakur told the upper house of the Indian parliament, the issues of permitting the trading of/in cryptocurrencies remains under full examination of a government-appointed interministerial committee.
Thakur also stressed that the Reserve Bank of India and the Ministry of Finance had issued a string of circulars and notices regarding the use of Bitcoin and other similar coins. Nonetheless, only a final report from the committee could shed light on the final status of such nascent asset class.
His statement showing that Bitcoin is not banned in India was all over the altcoin news too and read:
“Presently, there is no separate law for dealing with issues relating to cryptocurrencies. Hence, all concerned Departments and law enforcement agencies, such as RBI, Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax authorities, etc. take action as per the relevant existing laws.”
The response also followed Bloomberg Quint’s coverage which was based on an alleged crypto ban draft which mentioned that the government of India would sentence crypto traders with a ten year jail time. However, the Finance Minister Thakur said that Bitcoin is not banned in the country. Also, a New Delhi-based lawyer named Varun Sethi this week shared a leaked page from the same draft which clarified that the Indian government was planning a crackdown on crypto traders.
“It is difficult to state a specific timeline to come up with clear recommendations. The Inter-Ministerial Committee (IMC) under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs is examining all issues, including the pros and cons of the introduction of an official digital currency in India. No decision on licensing and authorising any entity or company to operate such schemes or deal with Bitcoins or any virtual currency has been made as yet,” he said in the document which was shared on many best cryptocurrency news sites.
The reply about the question of whether Bitcoin s banned or Bitcoin is not banned comes ahead of the next Supreme Court hearing of the so-called Crypto vs. RBI on July 23.
Dr. Doom Writes That Bitcoin Bears Are ‘Poised’ At This Point
"BitMEX insiders revealed to me that this exchange is also used daily for money laundering on a massive scale by terrorists and other criminals from Russia, Iran, and elsewhere," Roubini wrote in a blog post. "The exchange does nothing to stop this, as it profits from these transactions."Roubini (Dr. Doom) also clashed with the chief executive of BitMEX, Arthur Hayes, at the Asia Blockchain Summit earlier this month. At the time, he branded Bitcoin "overhyped" and a "cesspool."
"Some of the biggest crypto players may be openly involved in systematic illegality," Roubini wrote, adding: "BitMEX [is] an unregulated trillion-dollar exchange of crypto derivatives that is domiciled in the Seychelles but active globally ... involves peddling to 'degenerate gamblers' (meaning clueless retail investors) crypto derivatives with 100-to-one leverage."On the topic of margin trading which is hot in the latest cryptocurrency news, Dr. Doom is again pessimistic. However, there are many other analysts which are optimistic on crypto. One of them is Simon Peters, analyst at eToro. As Peters said:
“Crypto bears are poised to pounce, after several high-profile U.S. government officials took aim at bitcoin and Facebook's Libra this week."Currently, Bitcoin is eyeing $10,000 in a new upward run which stabilized the market overnight.
Coinbase Is Rolling Out New Data Tools For ‘First Time’ Crypto Investors
“The top holder activity signal is the percentage of Coinbase customers with large balances of an asset (top 10%) who have net increased (bought) or decreased (sold) their positions in that asset through trading over the last 24 hours,” Coinbase explained in a blog post which went viral in the altcoin news. “This is updated approximately every 2 hours.”Speaking to CoinDesk, one Coinbase spokesperson further noted that top holder activity would be aggregated from all of the individual Coinbase accounts across the exchange - excluding the ones set up by institutions. Beyond the sharing metrics on Coinbase power users, the fact that Coinbase is rolling out their data tools will apparently help retail users make more informed decisions. The Coinbase customers will also be able to see the median number of days an asset is held by traders on the exchange before it is sold or moved to another address, the latest cryptocurrency news show. Another tool which Coinbase is rolling out will gauge the popularity of assets on Coinbase as well as their relative price correlations to other crypto assets. All of the "exclusive" data tools are available to any user for free starting from today.
“For individual investors, especially those new to crypto, we hope these new signals will encourage more informed management of a diversified crypto portfolio. We want trading signals to help first-time investors build the right portfolio to suit their investment goals,” a spokesperson from Coinbase noted.Now that Coinbase is rolling out these data tools, a senior engineer from the company named Will Drevo says that the platform's top crypto accounts have a tendency to buy rather than sell their portfolio positions.
“Historically, when top holders are either unusually bullish or bearish this has been indicative of changing market conditions, but not always," Drevo wrote in another post.Founded in 2012, Coinbase has snagged a $8 billion valuation this year.
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