January 12 – January 18, 2022 | North iQ Newsletter

January 12 – January 18, 2022 | North iQ Newsletter

OCC Chief: Bank Regulation Can Put ‘Stable’ in Stablecoins January 14, 2022 – Speaking at an executive roundtable on “The Future of Crypto-Assets and Regulation” at the British American Business Transatlantic Finance Forum, Acting Comptroller Michael Hsu said, “Bank regulation would give credibility to the ‘stable’ part of stablecoins.” Read the report here. Rio De […]

January 05 – January 11, 2022 | North iQ Newsletter

Federal Documents Warn of Sweeping Implications if ‘digital loonie’ Adopted January 03, 2022​​​​ – ​​​​Internal government documents show Finance Department officials believe there could be sweeping implications for the economy if the Bank of Canada ever issued its own cryptocurrency. The Bank of Canada has spent years looking at whether to introduce a digital currency, […]

December 08 – December 14, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter

Scaling Ethereum Without Trade-Offs: Inside EIP 4488 December 8, 2021​​​​ – ​​​​Last week, Ethereum co-founder Vitalik Buterin brought forth Ethereum Improvement Proposal (EIP) 4488, an upgrade that could drive down transaction costs for Ethereum rollups like Arbitrum, Optimism and zkSync. The proposal detailed the immediate steps for pushing gas fees down without sacrificing security, as […]

November 25 – December 01, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter

A Primer on Tax and Cryptocurrencies in Canada November 25, 2021 – ​​​​The Canada Revenue Agency generally treats cryptocurrencies as commodities, not currency (the same goes for the U.S. Internal Revenue Service). Therefore, “any income from transactions involving cryptocurrency is generally treated as business income or as a capital gain, depending on the circumstances,” the CRA […]

November 18 – November 24, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter


Ethereum Layer-Two TVL reaches All-Time High November 22, 2021 – The total value locked (TVL) on Ethereum layer-two networks has surged to a new peak as gas fees continue to steadily rise driving further adoption… Arbitrum has the lion’s share of the layer two market with $2.67 billion locked up, or around 45% of the […]

November 11 – November 17, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter

Marathon to Raise $500 Million in Debt to Buy Bitcoin and Mining Machines November 15, 2021 – Marathon Digital, one of the largest Bitcoin mining firms in the U.S., has said it wants to leverage the debt market to buy bitcoin and mining hardware. It also comes just a month after Marathon said it obtained […]

November 04 – November 10, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter

Reddit to reportedly Tokenize Karma Points and Onboard 500 Million New Users November 06, 2021 – American social media giant Reddit may soon convert users’ karma points into Ethereum-based (ERC-20) tokens and onboard 500 million new crypto users in the process, according to a newly hired Reddit engineer. “When we all pull this off, we […]

October 21 – October 27, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter

October 21 – October 27, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter

Bitcoin ETFs Aren’t New. Here’s How They’ve Fared Outside the US October 20, 2021 – Canada’s top three ETFs by AUM are all directly invested in spot bitcoin with the futures-based alternative drawing in only $7.6 million (CAD $10.48 million) AUM or about 0.3% of Canadian ETFs, providing insight to the preference of investors. Read […]

October 06 – October 12, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter

Bitcoin—not gold—is the new inflation hedge, says JPMorgan October 08, 2021 – Bitcoin has seen large fluctuations this year, but that doesn’t seem to be bothering investors. According to JPMorgan’s Thursday note, “Institutional investors appear to be returning to Bitcoin, perhaps seeing it as a better inflation hedge than gold.” Read the report here. ConsenSys Holds […]

September 22 – September 28, 2021 | North iQ Newsletter

Dubai Free Zone Greenlights Crypto Trading September 23, 2021 – The agreement creates a framework for the Dubai World Trade Centre Authority (DWTCA) to license and acquire approvals for all cryptocurrency-related activities in the free zone. In April 2021, 3iQ secured a regulatory clearance to list the first indexed crypto fund in the Middle East on Nasdaq Dubai. Read the report here. Netflix […]

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.