$150B Morgan Stanley Investment Unit Explores Bitcoin – February 15

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Bitcoin price catapulted to new all-time highs over the weekend, stopping just short of the $50,000 milestone. Price has since retreated back to pre-weekend levels.

Top-20 altcoins have suffered over the last 24 hours of trading, as Ethereum falls 4%, XRP drops 10% and Dogecoin sees a 13% correction.

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👉 $150B Morgan Stanley Investment Unit Explores Bitcoin

A unit of investment bank Morgan Stanley is reportedly exploring making a bet on Bitcoin, according to Bloomberg.

The unit, called Counterpoint Global, managed $150 billion in funds and would require approval from Morgan Stanley and regulators to make an investment in the cryptocurrency.

👉 BitPay Adds Support For Apple Pay 

Popular cryptocurrency payments platform BitPay has added support for Apple Pay, which will allow users to make purchases using crypto held in their BitPay wallet.

The announcement also mentioned that the support will be added for Google Pay and Samsung Pay later this quarter.

👉 DeFi Platform Alpha Homora Suffers $37M Exploit

Decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Alpha Homora has lost $37 million in user funds after an attacker found an exploit in the protocol.

The attack was particularly complex, leveraging Cream’s “Iron Bank” lending platform and the use of an apparent “fake” smart contract.