CFA adds crypto exams, China calls for blockchain intervention, Coinbase receives approval from SEC, BlackRock denies rumors
- Cryptocurrencies and blockchain examination will be a part of a new CFA curriculum section dubbed ‘Fintech in Investment Management’ alongside other topics in emerging financial technology such as artificial intelligence, machine learning and automated trading.
- Xin Guobin, the deputy director of China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), has urged the country to join forces to make blockchain as a ‘core’ technology for the new digital economy.
- Coinbase has received approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) to list digital coins considered to be securities.
- Larry Fink, BlackRock CEO, denied any current involvement with cryptocurrencies, however, he did not entirely rule out the possibility of BlackRock offering crypto services in the future.