March 4 – March 9, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter

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

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Bitcoin Fund: In-Kind Annual Redemptions Available

March 8, 2021 – The Bitcoin Fund announces an in-kind redemption feature, allowing unitholders to redeem units for bitcoin on annual redemptions. Please read the press release for more information.

Read the report here.

ACQUISITION: PayPal Acquires Crypto Security Firm Curv for Nearly $200M

March 8, 2021 – PayPal’s purchase of Curv is part of the company’s larger crypto ambitions, which include working with central banks on digital currency. The deal is the latest sign of the payment giant’s growing crypto ambitions.

Read the report here.

NFT AUCTION: Jack Dorsey is offering to sell the first tweet as an NFT & the highest bid is $2.5 Mn

March 6, 2021 – Crypto collectibles have exploded in popularity lately, with anyone from artists to rock bands minting their content. Twitter CEO appears to be offering to sell the very first tweet as a non-fungible token. The highest bid is $2.5 million!

Read the report here.

NBA NFT: NBA’s Top Shot, a blockchain-based system generated over $230 Million

February 28, 2021 – People have spent more than $230 million buying and trading digital collectibles of NBA highlights. It’s creator Dapper Labs – an innovative Canadian blockchain focused startup, is using blockchain technology to create scarcity for digital assets.

Read the report here.

RESEARCH: The Frustrating, Maddening, All-Consuming Bitcoin Energy Debate

March 5, 2021 – The Bitcoin energy debate rumbles on, seemingly without end. The question ultimately boils down not to the particulars of mining but rather the societal merit of non-state money.

Read the report here.

INTERVIEW: Katherine Murray and 3iQ CEO, Fred Pye

March 8, 2021 – Katherine Murrray and Fred Pye talk about the increasing interest in bitcoin and major vehicles to invest in the digital asset. Fred also discusses merits of CEFs & ETFs and shares his views on the future of these funds.

Watch here.

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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.