Digital Assets

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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Digital Assets: UAE a Flag-bearer for Blockchain Technology Deployment

The UAE is a Flag-bearer for Blockchain Technology Deployment. A joint white paper has been issued by the World Economic Forum and the United Arab Emirates’ Centre For The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Titled “Inclusive Deployment of Blockchain: Case Studies and Learnings from the United Arab Emirates,” the paper provides global decision-makers insights into the UAE’s experience with blockchain implementation.

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PayPal is AWOL at Libra Association Meeting on Digital Assets
October 4, 2019

Paypal was a prominent absentee at a crucial strategy meeting of the Libra Association held in Washington Thursday. The 28 member Libra Association backs Facebook’s globe-spanning plan for the Libra…

State Street on Blockchain: The Trickle of Digital Assets Will Soon Turn Into A Flood
October 4, 2019

State Street, the huge custody bank which holds assets of over $30 trillion, may soon see a flood of blockchain-based digital assets. According to Jay Biancamano, State Street’s head of…

Libra Association to Meet in Switzerland to Discuss Digital Assets: Make or Break?
October 3, 2019

No one thought setting up a globally acceptable cryptocurrency such as Facebook’s Libra would be easy. But the Libra Association’s upcoming meeting in Switzerland may show which of its members…

WSJ: Libra May Lose Key Partners over Regulatory Scrutiny
October 3, 2019

The Facebook Libra cryptocurrency project could lose key partners, according to the Wall Street Journal. However, the report did generate a response from David Marcus and Facebook.

Why McAfee Expects Bitcoin to Touch $1 Million by 2020
October 2, 2019

John McAfee explains in a Forbes interview why he thinks Bitcoin will climb to $1 million by 2020. McAfee’s bitcoin prediction, famously made in 2017, is still alive and kicking…

Wave Financial Launches Yield Fund Based On Cryptocurrency Derivatives
October 1, 2019

Wave Financial is addressing the fast-developing interest in option strategies in the cryptocurrency sector with its Wave Bitcoin (BTC) Income and Growth Digital Fund. The Wave Financial fund will hold…

The New Crypto Rating Council Will Assess Digital Assets
October 1, 2019

The Crypto Rating Council, launched by big crypto exchanges, will assess digital assets to ascertain if they qualify as securities.

Ant Financial to Develop Blockchain Based Agro-Monitoring Product With Bayer
September 30, 2019

Ant Financial and Bayer Crop have signed an LOI to develop a blockchain-powered platform to monitor agricultural production jointly. The new system will boost efficiencies in agricultural production. It will…

More Americans Know at Least One Cryptocurrency
September 30, 2019

A new YouGov survey suggests that more Americans than ever are learning about cryptocurrencies. The survey shows that 81% of Americans have heard of at least one cryptocurrency.

Investors in Ripple’s XRP Rely on SEC Guidance To Claim It Was An ‘Unregistered Security’
September 27, 2019

The SEC’s Framework for “Investment Contract” Analysis of Digital Assets has given a group of plaintiffs more power to their elbow in a May 2018 lawsuit. The investors have amended…