December 10 – December 16, 2020 | North iQ Newsletter

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

Winklevoss Twins Interview 3iQ’s Fred Pye

December 15 – Join 3iQ’s Fred Pye today, December 15 at 2:00PM ET for a live Twitter Q&A with Gemini’s founders, Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss.

Read the tweet here.

MassMutual’s Bitcoin Purchase Signals Widening Demand

December 13 – According to JPMorgan, the recent $100 million investment in Bitcoin by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Co. highlights the potential for further institutional demand for the digital asset in 2021.

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CME Trading Highlights: Bitcoin Futures and Options

November – Against the backdrop of Bitcoin’s November 2020 rally, CME Bitcoin futures and options trading continue to see growing consumer interest and adoption as market participants turn to the liquidity of BTC to hedge bitcoin risk or gain exposure.

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Fidelity Connecting the Legacy World with the Future of Digital Technology

December 7 – With respect to Bitcoin, Fidelity has been investing immense effort into connecting the legacy world with the future of digital currencies. According to the firm’s CEO, Abigail Johnson, its custody business for Bitcoin has also been very successful.

MicroStrategy Completes $650 Million Offering

December 11 – MicroStrategy announced the closing of its $650 million offering of 0.75% convertible senior notes due 2025, which were sold in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers. Since Microstrategy’s original announcement, its convertible note offering amount increased by an additional $250 million.

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Why Bitcoin and Ethereum are Very Different Instruments

December 2 – Institutional investors recently buying into bitcoin’s ‘digital gold’ narrative, are now likely seeking the next big thing. Although many crypto newcomers may believe that all cryptocurrencies are identical, analysts suggest that ether should not be mistaken for a bitcoin replacement, and the two may actually have a very nice combined asset allocation.

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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.