Merchant Services Company Adds ETH and LTC Support

Aliant Payment Systems announced that it is offering merchants the ability to accept Ethereum payments, and a Litecoin solution in its final testing phase
23 January 2018   1642

On January 22, Aliant Payment Systems, an international merchant services company, which provides credit card processing and payment processing accounts for businesses worldwide, has announced adding support for Ethereum and Litecoin in addition to already possible Bitcoin payments.

At the moment of press, these are the main parameters of Ethereum and Litecoin:

ETH. Price. $944,81
Marketcap. $91 798 381 365
24h Volume. $3 632 110 000

LTC. Price. $170,09
Marketcap. $9 335 335 363
24h Volume. $483 310 000

Fidelity Investments to Launch BTC & ETH Platform

New platform is designed for institutional investors
16 October 2018   228

One of the world's largest asset managers, Fidelity Investments, announced the launch of a unit focused on providing institutional investors with Bitcoin and Ethereum services. The Forbes reports.

The new division received the name Fidelity Digital Assets and, possessing a staff of 100 employees, will provide a platform for trading cryptocurrencies and consulting services 24/7.

The platform already has first customers, but its launch for a wider range of investors is scheduled for the beginning of 2019.

This is a recognition that there is institutional demand for these assets as a class. Family offices, hedge funds, other sophisticated investors are starting to think seriously about this space.
 

Tom Jessop

Founding head, Fidelity Digital Assets

In particular, Fidelity Digital Assets will offer a transaction service that, using internal cross-connect and order routers, will trade through third-party liquidity providers.

One of the most popular offers by the company can also be a service for storing Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. It is physical storage, distributed in different geographical locations and offering the so-called "cold" storage of digital assets. This way of storing cryptocurrencies without access to the Internet and with a multi-level control system is considered to be one of the safest and most resistant to hacking today.

As the CEO of Fidelity Investments, Abigail Johnson, said, the goal of the new platform is to make digital assets like Bitcoin more accessible to investors.

Fidelity Investments is considered the fifth largest asset manager in the world, offering investment and custody services to 13,000 consulting firms and brokers. In total, the company manages assets worth $ 7.2 trillion.