World’s FIRST public offering Cryptocurrency Digital Assets Epoch Partners, Bakkt Bitcoin, Fidelity

TOKYO, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Since the commencement of 2018, cryptocurrencies have begun to enter the mainstream of the finance world, with such major announcements as the commencement of trading in Bitcoin futures on the CBOE, Nomura Holdings announcing a foray into cryptocurrency storage and security solutions, ICE (owner of the New York Stock Exchange) announcing the formation of a new subsidiary in cooperation with Microsoft and Starbucks to provide federally-regulated trading of Bitcoin and other digital assets, and Japan’s largest bank MUFG revealing plans to develop its own cryptocurrency pegged to the yen.

Riding this wave, Epoch Partners Limited (Headquartered in the Cayman Islands) has announced the world’s first retail public offering of a cryptocurrency and digital assets related fund. The Securities Registration Statement for the fund was filed on EDINET — the disclosure system of the Japanese Financial Services Agency — on September 28, 2018, with subscriptions being opened on October 15th. According to the Securities Registration Statement, subscriptions are to be capped at 100 Billion Yen, or about US$900 million.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fidelity Investments has launched a new company for its institutional clients that will trade and store digital assets such as bitcoin, the asset manager said on Monday.

The NYSE’s Owner Wants to Bring Bitcoin to Your 401(k). Are Crypto Credit Cards Next?
Backed by Microsoft and Starbucks, Intercontinental Exchange is launching a startup called Bakkt to make the cryptocurrency safe for your retirement fund, and maybe for retail, too.

Bitcoin could be on the verge of breaking through as a mainstream currency. At least that’s the goal of a startup that is soon to be launched by one of the most powerful players on Wall Street, with backing from some of America’s leading companies.

This morning Intercontinental Exchange—the trading colossus that owns the New York Stock Exchange and other global marketplaces—announced that it is forming a new company called Bakkt. The new venture, which is expected to launch in November, will offer a federally regulated market for Bitcoin. With the creation of Bakkt, ICE aims to transform Bitcoin into a trusted global currency with broad usage.