December 24 – December 30, 2020 | North iQ Newsletter

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

Bitcoin’s Rally has Already Outlasted 2017’s Epic Run

December 24, 2020 – Bitcoin has tripled in price this year and is holding its gains longer than its 2017 rally. “Bitcoin bulls say the money fueling this year’s rally is coming from more reliable sources than past rallies” according to The Wall Street Journal.

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Here Comes the Open Lending Era

December 24 – This year, we finally saw some of the nearly decade-long blockchain hype fulfilled and the legitimate building blocks of a next-generation banking system emerge. “Open finance, and specifically open lending, has exploded to well over $10 billion this year” says Alex McDougall of Bicameral Ventures.

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Coin Metrics’ State of the Network

December 22 – Although Bitcoin has historically been disconnected from traditional markets, in 2020, we started to see signs that bitcoin was becoming more intertwined with the external world.

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Bitcoin on Longest Winning Run Since 2019

December 28 – Bitcoin is on track for its longest monthly winning streak since mid-2019 after hitting a record high above US$28,000.“My sense is we’re very close to a top” said Vijay Ayyar, head of business development with crypto exchange Luno in Singapore. “We should definitely see a pullback, but the magnitude is probably lesser.”

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Coinbase to Suspend XRP Trading Following SEC Suit Against Ripple

December 28 – Following the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission suit against Ripple Labs last week claiming it is really a security, Coinbase announced that will suspend trading of XRP. As mentioned on Twitter last week, 3iQ reminded our community that we have never invested in Ripple’s XRP.

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A Look at the Distributions of Daily Percentage Returns of Bitcoin and Gold

December 23 – ​​​​​​Although bitcoin as a speculative asset offers a higher probability of outsized returns than gold, much of that return comes from “tail” movements with less certainty of frequency and magnitude.

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Frederick T. Pye

CHAIRMAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & DIRECTOR

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.