Brazilian Watchdog to Ban Bitcoin Mining Investments

The Commission on Securities and Exchange of Brazil banned the trading of local HashBrazil shares
06 March 2018   478

The Commission on Securities and Exchange of Brazil (CVM) decided to stop trading in the "shares" of the investment mining project HashBrasil. According to the regulator, the services offered by the company and methods of attracting clients violate the legislation in the sphere of securities, reports CoinDesk.

The [Authority] has identified that the company and the individual mentioned above are publicly offering...an investment opportunity related to quotas in [a] bitcoin mining investment group ('HashBrasil'), using appeal to the public for the conclusion of contracts that may be included in the legal concept of security.

Brazil's Securities and Exchange Commission

In addition, CVM imposed on the organizers of HashBrasil a fine of R$ 5000 (about $ 1500) per day if they ignore the regulator's requirements. Soon after the decree was issued, the HashBrasil team announced in Facebook that the project was suspending its activities. 

Survey: Millionaires do not gain Enough Crypto Advice

A survey revealed today by Capgemini shows: only 34.6 percent of high net worth individuals have got cryptocurrency information from their wealth managers
19 June 2018   50

According to Reuters, the information is received from Capgemini’s annual survey, the World Wealth Report. The latest edition demonstreted that additionally to the aforementioned 29 percent, a further 26.9 percent are “on the fence” relatively to  cryptocurrency investment - meaning that well over half of HNWIs are aware of and/or interested in cryptocurrency like Bitcoin.

A Paris-based business consulting corporation, Capgemeni, determines HNWIs as people with at least $1 million accessible to invest, outside of asset holdings such as real estate, automobiles, and art. At the start of 2018, there were a counted 15.2 million such people in the world. This part of society controls more than $70 trillion, and Capgemini expects that figure to rise to $106 trillion by 2025.

Also it was found by the study that 71.1 percent of younger millionaires (age 40 and below) place “high importance” on getting information about cryptocurrency from their wealth management firms, as do 13 percent of those aged 60 and over. In the whole, only 34.6 percent of them claimed that they had learnt cryptocurrency information from their wealth managers. 

This probably points to a trend of wealth managers being a bit behind the times. It also unfolds that a market force which could go some way towards explaining the fact that at least 167 new cryptocurrency hedge funds were instituted last year. During the year of 2017, these funds saw massive growth in profit.