January 21 – January 27, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter

North iQ Weekly Newsletter is curated to provide insights on digital asset industry developments, market announcements, and performance analysis.

Webinar: 3iQ hits $1 billion + 2021 Bitcoin Trends

January 21, 2021 – 2021 is off to an amazing start for 3iQ and all digital asset investors. We will be hosting a webinar on Thursday,  February 4th at 12:00PM ET to discuss 3iQ’s funds and investment thesis for 2021 and beyond. Register Now.

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MicroStrategy and Bitcoin: the Mother of All Fat Tails?

January 21, 2021 – “Bitcoin has been the best performing asset over eight of the past ten calendar years.” say Bill Miller & Tyler Grason in the article which explains Bitcoin growth, it’s long term merits and also importantly counters some common objections with the digital asset.

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Was there a Bitcoin double-spend on Jan 20, 2021? Short answer, No

January 21, 2021 – BitMEX Research tweeted that their ForkMonitor had picked up a double spend in the Bitcoin blockchain- false alarm. The article gives much needed context around stale blocks, types of double-spend and analyses the transaction in question to better understand such events in future.

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How emerging markets are approaching crypto

January 24, 2021 – From Brazil to Nigeria, people turn to Bitcoin for different reasons than most of their speculating counterparts in North America. The article unearths growing interests, strategies and alternative means through which people are acquiring and transacting crypto in what seem to be largely mobile-first markets.

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Collateralized Debt Obligations Make Their Way Into DeFi Lending

January 25, 2021 – ‘The future of finance apparently involves Wall Street’s ghosts’. The article touches upon the launch of collateralised debt obligation products (CDOs) in automated lending markets, analyses the risks and backs block-chain’s transparency to limit downside of these complex derivatives.

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 DeFi Market Cap Reaches $45 Billion as Token Prices Shoot Up

January 25, 2021 – The market cap of decentralised finance (DeFi) tokens has exceeded $45 billion. As some DeFi tokens grew by 50–100% or more over the past week, even most cautious crypto enthusiasts say there is still a lot of room to grow left for DeFi. Let’s look at some key growth figures since its total market cap of $2B in 2020.

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Fred Pye

Frederick T. Pye


Frederick T. Pye is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Director of 3iQ Corp. He is also the Chairman and Director of 3iQ Digital Holdings Inc. Mr. Pye is recognized for creating and promoting creative and unique investment products for the investment industry.

Mr. Pye has managed private client portfolios with Landry Investment Management and various other investment dealers. Prior to this Mr. Pye was Founder, President & Chief Executive Officer of Argentum Management and Research Corporation, a company dedicated to managing and distributing quantitative investment portfolios including the first long-short mutual fund in Canada.

He was also Senior Vice-President and National Sales Manager of Fidelity Investments Canada and an integral part of the team that saw assets rise from $80 million to over $7.5 billion in assets under management during his tenure. He also held various positions with Guardian Trust Company, which listed the first Gold, Silver and Platinum Certificates on the Montreal Exchange.

Mr. Pye obtained a Masters in Business Administration from Concordia University.