Telegram Aims to Develop the Next Big Blockchain Platform

Source: ARK Disrupt Issue 108: January 22, 2018. By @juliahARK Telegram, an encrypted messaging service with more than 170 million monthly users, has plans for a record-breaking initial coin offering (ICO). Between an $850 million private token sale and a $1.15 billion public ICO, it hopes to raise at least $2 billion. According to Telegram, “bitcoin has […]

Crypto Mining Powers Growth at TSMC

Source: ARK Disrupt Issue 108: January 22, 2018. By @jwangARK Once considered a fringe activity, crypto mining has scaled so dramatically during the past year that it has become a key revenue driver at TSMC, the world’s largest chip foundry. During 2017, TSMC’s revenues increased 9%, powered by strong demand for bitcoin mining chips in the second half […]

Ripple Continues to Make Waves with MoneyGram Partnership

Source: ARK Disrupt Issue 107: January 16, 2018. By @juliahARK MoneyGram and Ripple are partnering to test XRP in the money transfer space. Ripple is creating a network “for banks and financial institutions that [will] allow for faster and cheaper interbank trading and settlement.” MoneyGram hopes to become competitive with digital upstarts now that U.S. regulators have […]

ARK Invest | Market Insights : Big Ideas 2018

Source: ARK Invest |Market Insights : Big Ideas 2018: January 10, 2018 Big Ideas 2018 highlightsARK Invest’s research on Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS), Robotics, Deep Learning, CRISPR Genome-Editing, Cryptoassets, Frictionless Value Transfers, and 3D Printing. Read more here. DisclosureARK’s statements are not an endorsement of any company or a recommendation to buy, sell or hold any security. For a […]

Facebook Wants to Harness Blockchain Technology. Really?

Source: ARK Disrupt Issue 106: January 8, 2018. By @juliahARK Happy New Year from the Fintech team! As he does every year, Mark Zuckerberg published his New Year’s resolution, this year resolving to fix Facebook’s “errors, enforcing our policies and preventing misuse of our tools.” He also wrote: With the rise of a small number of big tech companies […]

Genomics and Blockchain Converge to Understand and Overcome Disease

Source: ARK Disrupt Issue 105: December 24th, 2017 Follow @msamyARK on Twitter Led by former executives from DNA sequencing powerhouse, Illumina ILMN, Luna DNA is harnessing the power of blockchain technology to incentivize individuals to contribute their DNA and medical history to a distributed database. Hosted on Ethereum’s blockchain, Luna DNA rewards data contributors with Luna Coins and partial ownership of […]

The ICO Market Has Gone Into Overdrive

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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.