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Digital assets are about more than just Bitcoin. The global adoption of blockchain, expansion of cross-border payments, new investment vehicles tied to intellectual property, and more, could one day establish a global market of digitized assets worth $50 trillion. This channel provides access to the latest developments, opportunities, risks, and thought leaders in the growing Digital Assets space.

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New Swiss Regulated Bank is a Bridge Between Traditional Banking and Crypto

Switzerland -headquartered SEBA Bank AG became fully operational on Tuesday and started taking on Swiss customers. It received a banking and securities dealer license from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA) in August. It lets clients seamlessly convert between the crypto and banking worlds.

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New Swiss Regulated Bank is a Bridge Between Traditional Banking and Crypto
November 13, 2019

Switzerland -headquartered SEBA Bank AG became fully operational on Tuesday and started taking on Swiss customers. It received a banking and securities dealer license from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory…

With Tencent Backing It, a Virtual Blockchain Bank May Launch Sooner Than You Think
November 11, 2019

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has approved the issue of a banking license for a virtual bank to Tencent. Hong Kong has been quick off the mark to give digital…

eToro Bulks Up on Crypto Services; Acquires Delta’s Portfolio Tracker
November 7, 2019

eToro, the multi-asset social and copy trading brokerage, acquired Delta for a reported $5 million. The portfolio tracker gives a bird’s eye view of the crypto market across 6,000 assets…

Juniper Research: B2B Cross Border Payments to Boom on Blockchain
November 6, 2019

Juniper Research predicts that B2B cross-border payments on Blockchain will boom over the next five years. The report suggests that these payments will boom from $171 billion this year to…

Bakkt To Roll Out Bitcoin Options Before CME; Launch Date December 9
October 30, 2019

Bakkt will gain a lead on CME Group in the race to offer the first regulated options contract for bitcoin futures. Bakkt is the all-new ICE-sponsored Bitcoin exchange. Bakkt’s bitcoin…

Now, Student Loan Refinance, in Minutes, on the Blockchain
October 28, 2019

Mike Cagney founded Figure Technologies uses the blockchain to process transactions on its lending platform. The use of the blockchain allows Figure to function paperless, and that helps to speed…

Bitcoin Goes Vertical After Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Pro-Blockchain Remarks
October 26, 2019

Bitcoin rallied 16% after Chinese President Xi Jinping called for his country to “seize the opportunity” afforded by blockchain. Speaking at a Politburo Committee session on blockchain technology trends Thursday,…

A Blockchain P2P Lending System at Scale Could Render London Bankers Irrelevant
October 24, 2019

According to Business 5.0 expert John Straw, the blockchain could well disrupt the City of London. And put paid to the taxes that the City generates. An end to the…

Liquefy to Digitize the Landmark Mayfair Luxury Hotel
October 22, 2019

Hong Kong-based Liquefy will be the provider for a consortium of Gulf families on a real estate digital securities project. The program has $1 billion worth of real estate assets…

Fidelity Ramps Up Crypto Trading and Custody Business
October 21, 2019

Boston-based financial group Fidelity thinks there is a profitable business to be made out crypto custody services and trading. It may be a smart move because there is a crying…