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Digital Assets: Will Bitcoin be the New Gold Standard Backing ‘Fiat’ CBDCs?

The Gold Standard, which Nixon junked in 1971, might come back in a new avatar: Bitcoin According to Hans Hauge, a crypto asset investment analyst at Ikigai Fund, bitcoin and not gold, is the most suitable asset to back the oncoming rush of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) from various countries.

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Digital Assets: Will Bitcoin be the New Gold Standard Backing ‘Fiat’ CBDCs?
January 28, 2020

The Gold Standard, which Nixon junked in 1971, might come back in a new avatar: Bitcoin According to Hans Hauge, a crypto asset investment analyst at Ikigai Fund, bitcoin and…

Artificial Intelligence: Coronavirus! This AI Startup Warned of the Outbreak on December 31
January 28, 2020

Toronto-based BlueDot, which uses big data and AI, red-flagged the coronavirus outbreak in December. BlueDot’s AI-driven health monitoring platform analyzes billions of data points. Its process works something like this:…

Artificial Intelligence: AI-enabled Monitors Detect Secret Energy Guzzlers In Your Home
January 28, 2020

AI-enabled Monitors Detect Secret Energy Guzzlers In Your Home. A study of Wisconsin households by Alliant Energy finds that most homes could save as much as $300 annually by unplugging…

Act Analytics Launches New ESG Portfolio Analytics Platform
January 27, 2020

Act Analytics announced the launch of a new Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) portfolio analytics platform. The new platform allows RIAs to compare, contrast, and construct customized ESG portfolios. The…

Digital Assets: Covantis, a Blockchain-based Agri-business Platform, Ties With ConsenSys
January 27, 2020

Covantis is a blockchain-focused project backed by multinational agri-business companies Cargill, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Bunge and Louis Dreyfus Company. Launched in 2018, the project aims to digitize the firms’…

Bank Technology: The Driver of M&A Over the Next 10 Years?
January 27, 2020

Will 2020 be the year that we see the tipping point in bank technology? Attendees at the Bank Director Magazine Conference in Phoenix think so. The sentiment is that banks in 2030…

Bank Director Magazine Conference: Fintech, Cybersecurity and Other Worries for 2020
January 27, 2020

Tim Melvin is attending the conference in Phoenix this week. At the top of the list is competition form fintech firms and big tech companies. Millennials are more focused on…

Alternative Investments: Pensions Could be Holding $61 Trillion of Assets Globally By 2025
January 27, 2020

Pensions Could be Holding $61 Trillion of Assets Globally By 2025. A report from the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry said that pension funds are “facing a crisis of…

Hedge Funds: Coffey’s Kirkoswald Asset Management To Stop Accepting New Cash
January 27, 2020

Effective end-March, global macro hedge fund manager Greg Coffey will not accept new money into his two-year-old portfolio. Greg Coffey’s Kirkoswald Asset Management, which last year earned 28%, and trades…

Digital Assets: Tether Gold is a New Gold-backed Crypto-Asset
January 27, 2020

Tether announced the launch of the Tether Gold (XAU₮), a digital token that is backed by collateral of physical gold (XAU). These tokens can be held in a Tether wallet…