The crypto graduates are coming — and they want your finance jobs

Veterans of traditional finance watch out: An ever-growing horde of graduates armed with crypto skills will soon enter the workforce as universities ramp up efforts to teach the subject. The number of students enrolling in courses teaching crypto and blockchain is growing by hundreds each year, British universities tell Financial News. While major cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin have … Read more

Abrdn boss Stephen Bird plots digital assets push: ‘Expect to hear more from me on this’

Abrdn is on the cusp of making its first foray into digital assets — a segment of the non-traditional finance market that is fast becoming an attractive target for the global fund management sector. “You can expect more from me very shortly on this,” Abrdn CEO Stephen Bird told Financial News when asked about plans … Read more

Disney, Coinbase, BioNTech, Rivian, and Other Stocks to Watch This Week

Text size Second-quarter earnings season continues this week, while a pair of July inflation figures and consumer sentiment surveys will be the highlights on the economic-data calendar. On Monday, Tyson Foods , BioNTech , AIG, and Take-Two Interactive Software will report. Coinbase Global, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings , Sysco , and Ralph Lauren go on … Read more

London Stock Exchange boss: ‘It shouldn’t be easier to invest in crypto than capital markets’

Traditional equity markets need to cut the red tape if they want to lure retail investors away from crypto, the chief executive of the London Stock Exchange has said. “If we want to protect consumers we should absolutely be making it easier for them to purchase regulated assets rather than having them go into the … Read more

Coinbase Stock Soars as Crypto Exchange Forms Partnership With BlackRock

Text size BlackRock is partnering with Coinbase to offer Bitcoin trading services. Michael Nagle/Bloomberg BlackRock is partnering with Coinbase Global to offer Bitcoin trading services to institutional clients, representing a push into cryptocurrencies for the world’s largest asset manager and a ringing endorsement for the embattled crypto exchange. Institutional investors who use BlackRock ’s Aladdin … Read more

Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett: Barron’s Top CEOs 2022

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Steve Pope/Getty Images Text size Warren Buffett is snapping up stocks, buying an insurer at a bargain price, and exciting investors in Berkshire Hathaway . Buffett, who turns 92 in August, had been relatively inactive in the wake of the pandemic, but has sharply picked up the pace of … Read more

Celsius Customers Are Losing Hope for Their Locked-Up Crypto

It has been three weeks since crypto lender Celsius Network LLC took the drastic step of halting customers’ withdrawals. Many people are starting to wonder if they will ever see their money again. Alla Driksne says she has six figures worth of bitcoin and ethereum—her life savings—tied up in a Celsius account. On June 12, … Read more

Crypto’s Domino Effect Is Widening, Threatening More Pain

Turmoil in the digital-assets ecosystem has grown in recent weeks, with losses in cryptocurrencies blowing holes in balance sheets and pushing firms near bankruptcy. After a pair of cryptocurrencies crashed, wiping out billions of dollars in value in May, a British Virgin Islands court this past week ordered a hedge fund that had survived several … Read more

Why BlackRock is bullish on blockchain, but not bitcoin

BlackRock has no plans to launch a bitcoin product, but is bullish on the blockchain technology that underpins cryptocurrencies, according to one of its most senior executives. “In terms of the underlying technology of blockchain, it is incredibly innovative and incredibly disruptive,” Salim Ramji, global head of iShares and index investments at BlackRock told Financial … Read more

Asian markets mostly fall ahead of U.S. holiday

TOKYO (AP) — Asian markets were mostly lower in cautious trading Monday ahead of a federal holiday in the U.S. Worries over inflation and risks of a global recession from central bank efforts to bring it under control appeared to outweigh Wall Street’s positive close on Friday. The price of the world’s most popular cryptocurrency … Read more