• Fidelity invests again in OSL
    Cryptocurrencies

    Fidelity invests again in Hong Kong crypto exchange OSL

    The asset management giant’s second investment comes shortly after Hong Kong regulators granted the firm a digital asset brokers license

    In February, BC Technology Group CEO Hugh Madden said “We’re excited to see that world-class equity investors are increasingly participating in the fast-growing digital asset sector, and we look forward to reaching new milestones with our industry-leading institutional investors.”

  • Protestors in Hong Kong (Photo by Oscar Chan from Pexels).
    Asia & Australia,  Bitcoin

    Hong Kong’s Bitcoin spike: Foresight or fluke?

    A tremendous jump in trade volume on a small Hong Kong P2P exchange was touted as proof that Bitcoin is the new gold. But it may have just been a whale’s splash

    Bitcoin trades in Hong Kong saw a massive spike at the end of September—blowing past even the volumes seen at the height of the 2017 bubble—simultaneous to political unrest in the Chinese territory.     With nearly $12.3 million HKD (equivalent to $1.5 million in USD) traded in the week ending September 28 according to charts on peer-to-peer trading site Coin.dance’s LocalBitcoins, it was hard not to see a connection with escalating protests, anti-Chinese bank sentiment, and vandalism that recently caused ATMs to run dry, and panic-buying reported at supermarkets on October 7. It’s especially interesting considering the same Bitcoin (BTC) volume jump was seen, on a smaller scale, during the last…