63. Chickens on the Blockchain
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September 13, 2018
Colin's back in the studio with Simon and they're sat with Ville Sointu, Head of Emerging Technologies at Nordea Bank. First up, the panel takes a look at Coinbase exploring a crypto ETF, and it has sought help from $6 trillion Wall Street giant BlackRock. Coinbase is looking to create an exchange-traded product tied to crypto, as a way to allow retail investors to gain access to the volatile market. The firm in recent weeks has held conversations with members of BlackRock's blockchain working group to tap into the firm's expertise at launching exchange-traded products. SEC suspends exchange-traded Bitcoin and Ether investment vehicles. A highly touted investment instrument that sought to appeal to U.S. public markets investors looking for cryptocurrency exposure has just seen a setback. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued an order seeking to suspend the trading of the Bitcoin Tracker One and Ether Tracker One exchange-traded notes, issued by XBT Provider AB, a Swedish-based subsidiary…