TradeStation® Crypto Pledges $50,000 to Help Miami Dade College Students Gain Real-Time Crypto Trading Experience
The donation will allow Miami Dade College’s Student Managed Investment Fund to launch a crypto investing strategy.
PLANTATION, FL (June 2, 2022) – TradeStation Crypto, Inc. (“TradeStation Crypto”), an award-winning,* self-clearing online brokerage for trading cryptocurrencies, is proud to announce a $50,000 donation to the Miami Dade College Foundation, Inc. in support of Miami Dade College’s (“MDC”) Student Managed Investment Fund (“SMIF”).
The purpose of the gift is to provide some of the initial seed money to launch the SMIF’s cryptocurrency investment strategy and allow MDC students to gain real-time experience around spot crypto trading. MDC students will manage the SMIF’s crypto assets through TradeStation Crypto’s platform and gain access to TradeStation Crypto’s educational and investing resources to help deepen their knowledge of crypto and deploy investment strategies.
TradeStation Crypto firmly believes in investing in and supporting the local community. TradeStation Crypto’s James Putra also serves on the advisory board for the SMIF, which gives students access to industry experts. TradeStation Crypto presented its donation Thursday, June 2 at 8:30 a.m. at MDC Wolfson Campus, 300 N.E. 2nd Ave., at the Business Innovation and Technology Center located in Building 2.
“We are excited to provide local South Florida students at Miami Dade College access to educational tools along with the capital to kickstart the SMIF’s crypto investment strategy,” said James Putra, Vice President, Product Strategy of TradeStation Crypto. “Our goal is to help prepare these students to develop modern investment strategies that include hedging and risk management.”
MDC’s SMIF is student-led, providing hands-on experience running an investment fund with real assets. The SMIF already includes a program for investing in U.S. equities, and TradeStation Crypto’s donation will allow them to expand into the digital asset space. Any investment returns generated by the SMIF will also help support scholarships for students.
“MDC is an educational leader that offers students opportunities in emerging and growing financial tech fields,” said MDC President Madeline Pumariega. “We are grateful to TradeStation Crypto for this generous donation that will allow us to expand opportunities for our students and the community.”
This isn’t the first positive impact TradeStation companies have made at MDC. In April 2022, TradeStation Group, Inc. commissioned the Miami Bull, an 11-foot, 3,000-pound statue, presented in Miami to both honor the city and champion the latest fintech technologies that have emerged around the world, including the emergence of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and decentralized finance. The Miami Bull is currently on display on MDC’s Wolfson Campus.
All TradeStation Crypto clients have access to the same educational tools and technology as students involved in the SMIF. TradeStation Crypto currently supports trading of BCH, BTC, ETH, LTC, and USDC. Clients can also own cryptocurrency as an alternative investment in a Self-Directed Individual Retirement Arrangement (IRA) through TradeStation Crypto. A Self-Directed IRA provides flexibility for individuals who aim to achieve greater diversification with cryptocurrency in their retirement accounts.
To speak with a TradeStation Crypto account executive and to learn more, call 800.328.1267 or 954.652.7945. You can also open an account by visiting TradeStation.com/Crypto.
About TradeStation Crypto, Inc.
TradeStation Crypto, Inc. is a subsidiary of TradeStation Group, Inc. that offers self-clearing cryptocurrency brokerage services under federal and state money services business, money-transmitter, and similar registrations and licenses. For more information about the benefits and features of TradeStation Crypto, please visit TradeStationCrypto.com.
About TradeStation Group, Inc.
TradeStation Group companies have, for decades, provided innovative fintech decision-support analysis and order-placement tools that support self-directed traders and investors in their journey to claim their financial edge. TradeStation provides award-winning* trading and analysis platforms and self-clearing online brokerage services for stocks, ETFs, equity and index options, commodity and financial futures, futures options, and cryptocurrencies. These trading platforms are accessible on desktop, web, and mobile, as well as via API technologies which seamlessly provide access to TradeStation’s brokerage environment through third-party platforms. TradeStation’s offerings also include deep and growing learning content designed to build confidence among those new to investing and hone the skills of seasoned traders. In April 2022, TradeStation commissioned the Miami Bull, an 11-foot, 3,000-pound statue, presented in Miami to both honor the city and champion the latest fintech technologies that have emerged around the world, including the emergence of blockchain, cryptocurrency, and decentralized finance.
About Miami Dade College
Miami Dade College is the most diverse institution in the nation. There are 167 nations and 63 languages represented in its student body. The college’s eight campuses and outreach centers offer more than 300 distinct degree pathways. MDC is the recipient of many top national awards including the Aspen Prize. MDC has been named among the nation’s “Great Colleges to Work For” since the program’s inception. The College embraces its responsibility to serve as an economic, cultural, and civic leader for the advancement of our diverse global community. Its alumni and employees contribute more than $3 billion annually to the local economy, and MDC graduates occupy top leadership positions in every major industry. MDC is renowned for its rich cultural programming. For more information, visit www.mdc.edu.
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