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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HSBC World Bank Taps Blockchain to Transfer $20 billion in Digital Assets

HSBC World Bank will track $20 billion in digital assets on a blockchain storage platform in 2020. The company plans to initiate the platform Digital Vault by March.

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There’s Hope Still for a Bitcoin ETF; SEC Reviewing Bitwise Rejection
November 19, 2019

The SEC is revisiting its rejection last month of the proposal from Bitwise Asset Management for a Bitcoin ETF. In a document published on November 18, 2019, the United States…

Private Equity Shop Ethos Capital Buys the .Org Domain Registry
November 19, 2019

Ethos Capital has purchased the Public Internet Registry, the group that maintains the .org registry. The private equity firm purchased the registry from the Internet society, according to a statement…

Fundstrat’s Lee: Bitcoin ETF Workable Only at $150,000
November 18, 2019

Fundstrat’s Tom Lee, a Bitcoin perma-bull, says the crypto would have to rise to $150,000 to support ETF-like volumes. ETF-wishers should, therefore, pray for Bitcoin to rise nearly 18 times…

Walmart Canada To Roll Out World’s Largest Blockchain For An Industrial Application
November 18, 2019

Walmart Canada and blockchain company DLT Labs collaborated to develop the retail giant’s automated freight tracking and payments system. The new blockchain-based logistics system will use distributed ledger technology. It…

U.S. National Debt Not Good for Our Kids and Grandkids (Powell); Would Bitcoin Be?
November 15, 2019

In what should be a wake-up call to the powers-that-be, Federal Reserve Chair Powell warns of unsustainable US national debt. Speaking during testimony before the Congress’ Joint Economic Committee on…

Paypal Blocks Payments to PornHub Models; Cryptos See Opportunity
November 14, 2019

Pornhub is up in arms against PayPal for suddenly blocking payments to its 100,000 models. “We are all devastated by PayPal’s decision to stop payouts to over a hundred thousand…

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…