March 10 – March 16, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter

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

GOLD: BlackRock Says Gold ‘Failing’ as Equity Hedge, Faces Risks

March 11, 2021 – Gold is proving to be a less effective hedge against moves in other assets, such as stocks, as well as inflation, according to Russ Koesterich, portfolio manager for BlackRock’s Global Allocation Fund.

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SURVEY: Nearly 10% of the $380 billion in stimulus checks may be used to buy bitcoin and stocks

March 15, 2021 – Armed with a fresh round of stimulus checks, Americans may be ready to shop for some bitcoin and stocks. “The survey predicts that bitcoin will account for 60% of total incremental investment spend…”

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NFT AUCTION: Buyer of $69 million Beeple NFT is a crypto investor

March 12, 2021 – The buyer will get “essentially a long string of numbers and letters,” according to Noah Davis, an art specialist at Christie’s. “It’s a code that exists on the Ethereum blockchain. It is a block in the chain that will be dropped into their Ethereum wallet.”

Read the report here.


MARKETS: European Digital Asset Manager, Coinshares jumps 33% on first day of trading

March 11, 2021 – CoinShares, a European digital asset investment firm, jumped 33% in its first day of trading on the Nasdaq First North Growth Market in Sweden. “the shares started the day trading around 81.9 Swedish krone (SEK) and ended at 109.12 (SEK).”

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OPINION: Why NFTs are hard to explain

March 14, 2021 – “The reason proponents have a hard time explaining NFTs, in my opinion, is because NFTs aren’t a singular concept. They’re a bundle of related concepts.” says Nic Carter. Read the article to learn how ‘NFT is a process, rather than a product.’

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NFT: Albums & Concerts, NFTs Have Gone Mainstream

March 14, 2021 – “The prices at which the Golden Tickets sold is astonishing given that it required those new to this space to not only learn about NFTs but to make the purchase through OpenSea.io using a crypto-currency wallet funded with Ethereum..”

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Frederick T. Pye

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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.