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: Covantis, a Blockchain-based Agri-business Platform, Ties With ConsenSys

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’ global shipping transactions using distributed ledger technology (DLT) and AI. Covantis and Consensys will set up the blockchain-powered platform. The founding firms have also announced covantis.io, the new website for the project. The platform will launch this year and will initially focus on digitizing grain and oilseed post-trade execution.

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Digital Assets: Two Blockchain Devices That Pressed The Right Buttons at CES 2020
January 15, 2020

Device security fanatics will welcome the blockchain based phone and camera. CES 2020 did – with innovation awards. The Consumer Electroncis Show (CES) 2020 at Las Vegas honoured the Blok…

Digital Assets: CME Options on Bitcoin Futures Now Trading
January 14, 2020

CME commenced trading in Bitcoin options on Monday. On the first day of trading, Bitcoin options worth $2.19 million traded on CME. This was ahead of the volume of $1.15…

ETF Challenger WisdomTree Wants to Launch a Stablecoin
January 13, 2020

WisdomTree is pushing to launch a regulated cryptocurrency in the U.S. markets. The firm’s stablecoin would be pegged against a basket of assets – which could include government debt, the…

Digital Assets: The Insight Partners-Armis Deal Will Mint Millionaires by the Dozen
January 8, 2020

Venture Capital and private equity firm Insight Partners said Monday that it would acquire Israeli cybersecurity startup Armis at a valuation of $1.1 billion, said The Jerusalem Post. Though Insight…

Digital Assets: Qatar Bans Crypto
January 8, 2020

Qatar has followed up a ban on digital asset services with another on crypto trading. The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Regulatory Authority deemed last week that “virtual asset services may…

Digital Assets: South Korea Backtracks on its Central Bank Digital Currency
January 3, 2020

South Korea may consider a central bank digital currency (CBDC) after all. Contrary to indications it gave in January 2019, the Bank of Korea said on December 1 that “we…

Digital Assets: Fraudulent, Unregistered Crypto Firm That Stole from Investment Advisors Shut Down
January 3, 2020

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division issued a final order to cease and desist against unregistered firm Mavixbtc Limited. Mavixbtc had fraudulently represented itself as registered with both the…

Digital Assets: A Chinese Blockchain ETF May Soon See The Light of Day
January 3, 2020

Shenzen-based fund manager Penghua Fund applied to China’s Securities Regulatory Commission for approval to launch an ETF tracking listed stocks related to blockchain. Penghua applied on December 24 for the…

Digital Assets: Gear Up for New Threats From “Financially Motivated” Bad Actors, Says Kaspersky
December 31, 2019

According to leading cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, hackers and cybersecurity criminals will up their game in 2020. Drawing on their experience through 2019, Kaspersky researchers have identified the key areas…

Digital Assets: Millennials Trust Bitcoin Over Berkshire Hathaway
December 31, 2019

Millennial investors trust Bitcoin more than Berkshire Hathaway, according to a new report from Charles Schwab. The investment bank examined self-directed portfolios of millennial investors. It found that the majority…