Home > News > In the News

7 Reasons People Invest in Crypto – GOBankingRates

June 22, 2022

It’s a Social Experience

 

“When the richest person in the world touts a coin across social media and talks about it on ‘Saturday Night Live’ or people hear of friends who have made 50x, 100x or more getting involved early in a hot altcoin, it draws others into the market,” said Ryan Hansen, head of sales for Mercury Digital Assets. “Like investing in stocks, everyone wants to buy low and sell high and have a story about how they got in early on the next big thing.”

 

Read More

How To Avoid the Dangers of Crypto Addiction – GOBankingRates

June 8, 2022

What Makes Crypto So Addictive?

 

“Crypto assets trade 24/7/365,” said Ryan Hansen, head of sales for Mercury Digital Assets. “So you can always get a real-time look at your portfolio holdings, which may fluctuate dramatically since crypto is a young, relatively volatile asset class. This can be compounded by apps pushing notifications, so you don’t even have to log in to (access) engaging content that gets served up continuously on platforms like YouTube.”

 

Additionally, Hansen noted, crypto price activity is flooding media of all kinds, requiring a very disciplined effort to avoid looking at things that may affect your investments.

 

“Like buying stocks or any other asset class, it is exciting to watch your holdings increase in value and even more exciting when it happens quickly,” Hansen said, “so it is part human nature to want to get a dopamine hit when the market goes your way.”

 

Read More

Are People Becoming More Comfortable Investing in Crypto? Experts Weigh In – GOBankingRates

May 31, 2022

What do you know about cryptocurrency? GOBankingRates recently surveyed 1,037 Americans to find out if they actively invest in crypto, and findings revealed that 60% do not because they don’t understand it.

 

Not understanding crypto is fairly understandable. The digital currency ecosystem is still fairly new and is often described as volatile in nature, especially compared to more traditional forms of investments. But are people gradually becoming more comfortable investing in crypto or do they hesitate to familiarize themselves with the technology?

 

Crypto Is a Mainstream Asset Class

 

According to a market sizing report from Crypto.com, the total crypto users worldwide will reach 1 billion by the end of 2022. It’s a significant growth trajectory from the start of 2021 where crypto only had 106 million global users and implies that more people are becoming comfortable investing in cryptocurrency.

 

Ryan Hansen, head of sales at Mercury Digital Assets, said heightened visibility is helping crypto become more mainstream. There are notable institution names, like Fidelity and Goldman Sachs, entering the space. Celebrities like Tom Brady and Steph Curry are shown during primetime media spots endorsing crypto brands. You can even see entities like Coinbase listed on stock exchanges.

 

The more visibility, coupled with the amount of time cryptocurrency has been around, is lending the digital currency greater measures of credibility.

 

“It’s not going away when some folks cried ‘bubble,’” said Hansen. “The heightened visibility of these happenings is not only a great marketing vehicle but also helps to build trust.”

Read More

Authority Magazine – Tony Saliba Of Mercury Digital Assets On The Future of Money and Banking

March 15, 2022

The way we bank has changed dramatically over the last decade. It was not too long ago when you had to wait in line in a bank to deposit money. Today things are totally different. You can do your banking without ever walking into a bank. In addition, the whole concept of money has changed. In the recent past, money usually meant bills and coins. But today, the concept of money has expanded to include digital currency and NFTs. What other innovations should we expect to see in banking in the short- and medium-term?

 

To address this, we are talking to leaders in the banking, finance, and fintech worlds, to discuss the future of banking and money over the next few years. As a part of this series, I had the pleasure of interviewing Tony Saliba.

Read More

Trading Technology Solutions: Interview with Ryan Hansen, Head of Sales at Mercury Digital Assets

March 8, 2022

Trading software facilitates the analysis and trading of financial products like currencies, options, stocks, or futures. There is an array of trading software packages available at every level of trade experience and tailored to different markets.

 

Because of falling commission costs, traders and investors have moved to do some of their trading and analysis using self-directed trading accounts. This has led to an increase in the demand for software that offers analysis, information, and trading capabilities within the software.

Read More