BlackRock CEO Larry Fink Says Firm Is Studying Crypto – April 14

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Current Bitcoin Price:Β $39,916

Bitcoin price has sliced through $40,000 psychological support today, currently sitting in the $39,000s to begin Thursday.

Top-20 altcoins have also lost their footing, as Ethereum drops 3%, BNB falls 1% and Terra slides 6%.

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πŸ‘‰ BlackRock CEO Larry Fink Says Firm Is Studying Crypto

Larry Fink, CEO of asset management giant BlackRock, has stated in a conference call that the company is studying crypto and crypto markets.

More specifically, BlackRock has revealed that it is currently examining crypto assets, stablecoins, permissioned blockchains and the concept of tokenization – citing increasing interest in the sector from their clients.

The firm most recently partnered with crypto payments firm Circle as a strategic advisor, announced yesterday.

πŸ‘‰ Leading Latin America Delivery App Rappi To Accept Crypto

The leading Latin American delivery service, Rappi, is trialling accepting crypto for payments via Bitso and Bitpay.

A trial project is underway in Mexico, which will allow customers to swap crypto for credits on the platform that can in turn be used to complete purchases. Rappi intends to make it easy for consumers to connect digital wallets and exchange accounts to use the service.

πŸ‘‰ Amazon CEO Says Crypto Will Not Be Accepted Soon, But Open To Selling NFTs

Amazon CEO Andy Jassy made an appearance on CNBC this morning, which included dialogue indicating that Amazon is not close to adding crypto for payments on the platform.

On the flipside, Jassy stated that was entirely possible that Amazon would sell non-fungible tokens (NFTs) in the future and predicted that crypto would continue to grow over time.