LSE to List Invesco Elwood Global Blockchain ETF

As reported, new ETF plans to invest in 46 companies, among which are also called the supplier of regulated bitcoin futures CME Group, Intel and AMD
11 March 2019   549

On Monday, March 11, the blockchain-ETF, proposed by the American investment company Invesco, was listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). About this writes The Financial Times.

The product called Invesco Elwood Global Blockchain ETF is focused on investments in companies from blockchain and crypto industries, including the well-known manufacturer of mining chips Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC).

In total, the new ETF plans to invest in 46 companies, among which are also called the supplier of regulated bitcoin futures CME Group, Intel and AMD. The proportions of investments are determined by the scoring system developed by the investment company Elwood Asset Management.

In a press release in January, Invesco said that as of December 31, 2018, the assets under its management were $ 888.2 billion.

Recall that last August an IPO of the British mining company Argo Mining PLC took place on the LSE. According to his results, she raised £ 25 million (about $ 32.5 million).

China to Finance Hacker Attacks on Exchanges, - FireEye

Experts believe that the victims of APT41 are industry participants, the development of which is a priority in the current Chinese five-year period
08 August 2019   262

The hacker group APT41 attacks companies in the areas of healthcare, telecommunications, fintech, media, and cryptocurrency exchanges. This activity is funded by the Chinese government, according to analysts of cybersecurity company FireEye.

Experts believe that the victims of APT41 are industry participants, the development of which is a priority in the current Chinese five-year period.

Industries Targeted by APT41
Industries Targeted by APT41

At the same time, APT41 pursues its own goals, extracting financial benefits from attacks, which is unusual for other groups under the Chinese government, according to FireEye.

APT41 is known to include at least two people with the pseudonyms Chzan Xuiguan and Wolfji. The group probably has connections with other hacker organizations like BARIUM and Winnti.

FireEye also evaluated at what time of the day the APT41 attacked the gaming industry (its core target) and businesses from other areas. It turned out that this was happening outside the framework of a standard working day - probably these people, among other things, have the main job.

APT41 Operational Times
APT41 Operational Times

According to the UN Security Council, hackers under the DPRK government stole about $ 2 billion from banking institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges.