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APRIL 14, 2021

Coinbase Goes Public: Why it Matters to Advisers

FROM INVESTMENT NEWS

Coinbase’s public listing and massive valuation of about $65 billion will garner “huge amounts of attention, and thus introduce millions of people to the world of digital assets while spurring millions more investors to seriously question why they — and their financial advisers — are not investing in this fast-growing new asset class,” said Ric Edelman, founder of the RIA Digital Assets Council.

APRIL 12, 2021

How to Invest in Bitcoin Without Getting in Over Your Head

FROM BARRON’S

“We are approaching the tipping point,” says Ric Edelman, a longtime advisor who now runs the RIA Digital Assets Council, a resource for educating advisors about blockchain technologies and cryptocurrencies. “In the past several years, the question was, ‘Why are you investing in Bitcoin?’ The question is now becoming, ‘Why aren’t you?’ ” Edelman says.

APRIL 9, 2021

How Advisors Are Advising On, and Coping With, Cryptocurrencies

FROM BARRON’S

Ric Edelman, founder of the firm that is now Edelman Financial Engines, the country’s biggest independent RIA, says an allocation of 1% is appropriate. “It will not harm you if it becomes worthless,” he says. “It will be annoying, but it won’t be devastating, and it can have a meaningful impact.”

APRIL 7, 2021

Positioning Your Practice for A ‘Bull Market for Advice’

FROM BARRON’S

Be ready for crypto. Panelists advised learning about digital assets, even if they aren’t ready to offer them to clients. “It’s here,” Canter says. “So, whether it’s Bitcoin, Ether, or the latest craze—nonfungible tokens—it really behooves advisors to get educated.” His book recommendation: Digital Gold, by Nathaniel Popper. For education, he also recommends checking offerings from the RIA Digital Assets Council.

MARCH 31, 2021

FPA, Ric Edelman’s Digital Assets Council to Educate Planners on Crypto

FROM THINKADVISOR

What you need to know:

  • A strategic partnership gives FPA members financial education on the application of blockchain and digital assets.
  • It includes a 50% discount on the RIADAC certificate program for financial planners.
  • Advisors hesitate to invest client assets in cryptocurrencies, waiting for central banks to act on their own digital assets.

MARCH 31, 2021

FPA Teams With Edelman To Educate Members On Crypto

FROM FINANCIAL ADVISOR MAGAZINE

“I’m pleased FPA has this opportunity to work with RIADAC to build our members’ competency in digital assets, which will allow them to augment their knowledge and better serve clients,” FPA CEO Patrick D. Mahoney said.

MARCH 31, 2021

As Digital Currencies Gain Popularity, FPA and RIA Digital Assets Council Announce Education-Focused Partnership

FROM PR NEWSWIRE

According to the RIA Digital Assets Council, 80% of financial advisers receive questions from clients about bitcoin, but only 8% can adequately explain digital assets. As cryptocurrency becomes more mainstream, now is the time for financial planners to build competency in this asset class.

MARCH 22, 2021

RIADAC Partners With New York Institute of Finance and Faculty For Certificate in Blockchain & Digital Assets® Program

FROM EIN PRESSWIRE

The RIA Digital Assets Council announced today its partnership with the New York Institute of Finance to offer the Certificate in Blockchain and Digital Assets®, a comprehensive, 10-module online self-study program for financial advisors.

MARCH 15, 2021

Why Financial Advisers Are Wary of Cryptocurrency

FROM THE STREET

It’s not quite a thing yet. It might be soon given all the buzz. Someday soon it might become an asset class that investment advisers use in their client’s portfolios — right alongside other alternative investments.

MARCH 10, 2021

1,200 Investment Professionals Attend RIADAC VISION — The Premier Blockchain & Digital Assets Event

FROM EIN PRESSWIRE

More than 1,200 attendees swamped the inaugural VISION Conference hosted by the RIA Digital Assets Council. Three-fourths of the attendees at this premiere blockchain and digital assets event are financial advisors (51%) or institutional investors (24%).

MARCH 9, 2021

Ross Gerber’s Firm to Offer Crypto Exposure Through Gemini

FROM BLOCKWORKS

“We are seeing an increase in engagement in the digital asset space by financial advisors,” said Ric Edelman, founder of RIA Digital Assets Council. “They recognize that small allocations of as little as 1% can materially improve returns and reduce risks, without exposing their clients to significant harm if the trade performs poorly.”

FEBRUARY 19, 2021

SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce Headlines All-Star Speaking Faculty at RIADAC VISION

FROM EIN PRESSWIRE

The Honorable Hester M. Peirce, Commissioner with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, will speak at RIADAC VISION, the premier virtual conference for Registered Investment Advisors on March 4.

FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Advisers agree: It’s Time to Stop Ignoring Bitcoin From InvestmentNews

FROM INVESTMENTNEWS

For advisers, the Bitcoin rally is a sign to stop avoiding cryptocurrencies and, instead, educate themselves to provide effective financial advice on the digital asset, said Ric Edelman, founder of the RIA Digital Assets Council.

FEBRUARY 18, 2021

Advisers agree: It’s Time to Stop Ignoring Bitcoin From InvestmentNews

FROM INVESTMENTNEWS

For advisers, the Bitcoin rally is a sign to stop avoiding cryptocurrencies and, instead, educate themselves to provide effective financial advice on the digital asset, said Ric Edelman, founder of the RIA Digital Assets Council.

FEBRUARY 11, 2021

InvestmentNews Announces Fintech-Focused Editorial Advisory Board

FROM INVESTMENT NEWS

Ric Edelman, Founder of RIADAC, together with some of the most prominent leaders in wealthtech, selected for new InvestmentNews fintech-focused editorial advisory board.

JANUARY 7, 2021

Ric Edelman: 12 Predictions for Bitcoin, Other Cryptos in 2021

FROM THINKADVISOR

“Blockchain and digital assets are new asset classes with the potential to transform commerce on a global scale,” Ric Edelman, founder of the RIA Digital Assets Council, said upon release of the council’s predictions for 2021.

JANUARY 4, 2021

SEC Says Some BDs Can Custody Digital Assets

FROM THINKADVISOR

In a move that SEC Commissioner Hester Peirce has called “baby steps,” the Securities and Exchange Commission is letting special purpose broker-dealers to custody digital assets, under certain conditions, and is requesting comments on the “evolving standards and best practices” with respect to custody of digital asset securities.

JANUARY 4, 2021

Digital Assets Set to Soar In ’21, Council Says

FROM FINANCIAL ADVISOR MAGAZINE

The value of digital assets will increase this year—perhaps significantly, according to the RIA Digital Assets Council.

JANUARY 1, 2021

RIA Digital Assets Council Releases 21 Predictions for 2021

The RIA Digital Assets Council announces its 21 Predictions for 2021. For seven days beginning on New Year’s Day, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook followers will receive three captivating predictions per day, each devoted to blockchain and digital assets.

DECEMBER 29, 2020

Cryptocurrencies Feature: How to Invest in Bitcoin: It can Be Easy but Watch Out for Fees.

FROM BARRON’S

“I’m very frustrated that the SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission] has not yet approved a Bitcoin ETF,” says Ric Edelman, founder of Edelman Financial Engines. His firm manages more than $200 billion for 1.27 million investors who tend to be well-off but not rich.

DECEMBER, 2020

Ric Edelman: ‘We have Solved’ Crypto Custody Problem

FROM THINKADVISOR

“You’ve got major players engaged here” in the custody of digital assets, Edelman said. “Fidelity first and foremost.”

NOVEMBER 2020

With Bitcoin Zooming, Ric Edelman Readies Certification Program in Digital Assets

FROM FINANCIAL ADVISOR MAGAZINE

Ric Edelman is hoping to change advisors’ reticence by offering the first-of-its kind advisor certification in blockchain and digital assets technology. The 10-course certification, which financial advisors will be able to take at their own pace, is being offered by the RIA Digital Assets Council, or RIADAC, which Edelman founded in 2018 as a go-to source of information and education for advisors.

OCTOBER 2020

RIA Digital Assets Council, founded by Ric Edelman, acquires JV Events Group, appoints Inside ETFs co-founder as President and launches new website plus Certification Program for Advisors

The RIA Digital Assets Council announced today that it has acquired JV Events Group, which owned the Digital Asset Strategy Summit, and its founder, Don Friedman, has joined RIADAC as president.

NOVEMBER 19, 2020

Bloomberg Wealth: Bitcoin’s Very Good Week

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OCTOBER 14, 2020

Crypto Council Founded By Edelman Buys JV Events Group

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OCTOBER 13, 2020

Ric Edelman’s Crypto Council Buys Events Group, Names Inside ETFs Co-Founder President

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FEBRUARY, 2020

FA: Crypto Currency Revolution: Are Advisors Ready to Take Advantage?

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JANUARY, 2020

RIADAC Brings Vital Education on Blockchain and Digital Assets

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AUGUST, 2019

ABCC Changes Name to RIA Digital Assets Council (RIADAC)

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MARCH, 2019

Training and Education Improve Advisors’ Views of Bitcoin

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MARCH, 2019

Ric Edelman’s Advisor Blockchain and Cryptoassets Council Kicks off Barron’s Independent Advisor Summit

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MARCH, 2019

Ric Edelman Forms Council on Blockchain and Crypto

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Don Friedman | 646-321-1785 | don@riadac.com
Ric Edelman | 703-251-0124 | ric@riadac.com

For media inquiries, contact:

Don Friedman | 646-321-1785 | don@riadac.com
Ric Edelman | 703-251-0124 | ric@riadac.com