October 2021

What Happened in Bitcoin

What Happened This Month

Key Events This Month

Oct 8, 2021 | Fortune

A new working paper from the Bank of Canada provided an analysis to better understand how
three factors influence people’s decisions about Bitcoin adoption: network effects, individual
learning and social learning.

Oct 14, 2021 | Fortune

Canada has advanced to be the fourth-largest bitcoin mining jurisdiction in the world, as
Chinese authorities ban mining in the country.

Oct 21, 2021 | CoinDesk

WalMart now has 200 bitcoin kiosks across its stores in the United States as part of a pilot

Oct 25, 2021 | Forbes

Mastercard has announced that its network of partners will be able to offer cryptocurrency-
related credit card rewards and products.

Oct 28, 2021 | CoinDesk

According to a new report from the major crypto exchange Kraken, miners both small and large
are accumulating bitcoin and contributing to a “supply shock”.

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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.