January 2022

What Happened in Bitcoin

What Happened This Month

Key Events This Month

January 12, 2022 | Bitcoin.com

Jark Dorsey published a letter to the Bitcoin developers’ mailing list that a legal defense fund
has been created for open-source developers in the ecosystem.

January 18, 2022 | CoinDesk

Intel, one of the world’s largest chipset manufacturers, has announced that it will likely be
unveiling a specialized bitcoin mining chip at the international Solid-State Circuits conference in February.

January 20, 2022 | CNBC

The recent declines in cryptocurrency prices have followed Wall Street losses, as rising rates
prompt investors to shed their positions in riskier assets.

January 27, 2022 | Bitcoin Magazine

The White House intends to create a robust framework of regulatory policies for bitcoin and
other digital assets in February as they become a matter of “national security”.

January 31, 2022 | CTV News

The country of El Salvador has pushed back against the IMFs recommendation of dropping
bitcoin as legal tender.

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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.