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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Libra Association Dealt A One-Two-Punch: Defections, And Now, The G7

Last week, eBay, Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe followed PayPal out of the Libra Association; now, the G7 warns against digital currencies. Last week, fears of regulatory uncertainty (and repercussions) probably forced eBay, Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe to depart the Libra Association. They followed on the heels of PayPal, which walked out earlier.

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Coinbase CEO Lambasts US Attitude to Facebook’s Libra
October 8, 2019

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong assailed the US’ approach to Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in the light of the threat from China’s stablecoin. “Now that China is looking into creating a stablecoin,…

Is China Coin Rushing to Beat Libra Cryptocurrency?
October 8, 2019

China Coin will try to beat Facebook’s Libra to the market. Chinese financial experts believe that Libra would have such an impact on the economy that they are pushing their…

Inevitable That Central Banks Will Start Issuing Digital Currency: Fed’s Harker
October 8, 2019

A digital central bank currency could be in the works after the implementation of the new FedNow real-time payments system. America’s own digital central bank currency is all but ‘inevitable,’…

Bitcoin Beat Tech Stocks This Year; Yes You Heard That Right
October 7, 2019

Bitcoin is the best performing asset year to date. After a power-packed rally during the first nine months of the year, the crypto is up 114% at $8,308. In comparison,…

Apollo Decentralized Exchange Enters Beta Trial for Digital Assets
October 7, 2019

The Apollo Decentralized Exchange (DEX) is open for business. Apollo Foundation has announced the launch of what it calls “a proprietary software package for the exchange of digital assets in…

Federal Reserve’s Harker: The Fed Will Have a Digital Currency (One Day)
October 7, 2019

Digital currency may come to the Federal Reserve in the future. Philadelphia Federal Reserve President Patrick Harker expects that the U.S. central bank will begin issuing a digital currency.

John McAfee Invents Something on Blockchain
October 7, 2019

McAfeeDex is poised to launch on Monday. Bitcoin advocate John McAfee announced the launch of his latest crypto project on Friday.

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…