As part of its global expansion, Coinbase has announced that it has been granted regulatory approval from the Netherlands' national bank.
Mike Novogratz, a former Goldman Sachs partner, expressed his thoughts at Korea’s Blockchain Week, saying that he thinks the cryptocurrency market will soon see a flood of investors.
The Street reported that Novogratz, the CEO of Galaxy Digital, claimed that cryptocurrency will soon be hit by a “herd of institutional investors”. Following the keynote speech by Novogratz, The Street interviewed the prominent Bitcoin advocate regarding a number of crypto-topics, such as institutional investors and initial coin offerings (ICOs).
When questioned why he thinks that, without a doubt, institutional investors will invest in coin offerings, Novogratz suggested that venture capitals will be a critical initial point, saying that the “first way of participating is going to be through venture-capital funds. Many of them are already participating because they’ve invested in Sequoia or Polychain or Benchmark or many of the other VC funds that invest in this area.”
He continued to say that from there, they “will be buying the coins and/or the ICOs themselves, but many of them are participating in the ICOs already through their venture investments.”
It is known that the cryptocurrency mogul is a major participant on the EOS network and he gave a reason why he thinks the EOS platform is a strong one in which to invest:
“EOS is the first blockchain where commercial applications can be built and experimented with. Lots of people find that very appealing. EOS’s critics say it’s not decentralized enough and that’s a very fair debate, back and forth, that you can participate in. I believe that there will be markets for many different blockchains. We’ll see over the next three, perhaps four to five, years which blockchains that other projects want to build on and which ones consumers value and place their trust in.”
Currently, EOS has spiked by 6.76% day-on-day trading is currently sitting at $8.485 USD.