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: The Texas Grid Pays Thiel-backed Layer1 to not Mine Cryptos in August

Layer1, the bitcoin miner backed by the likes of top-flight VC Peter Thiel and early-stage investor Shasta Ventures, based its operations in west Texas to take advantage of cheap power. Wind energy and natural gas combine to make the cost of power here the cheapest in the world. But for Layer1, there’s icing on this cake. It gets paid $17 million annually to not draw power when the grid needs it most.

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Libra to seek registration as a payment system
September 16, 2019

Swiss financial regulator FINMA said it had received a request from the Libra Association for assessment of Libra’s classification The Libra project would indicatively classify under financial market infrastructure regulation,…

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September 16, 2019

France and Germany oppose Facebook’s proposed Libra cryptocurrency In a setback for Libra, the finance ministers of France and Germany issued a joint statement opposing the digital currency. They claimed…

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Nickel Asset Management, a London-based hedge fund, has officially launched a cryptocurrency-focused ‘Nickel Arbitrage Fund.’ The new fund has raised $50 million within two months and won rare approval from…

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Now trade the world’s 1st tokenized hedge fund – 24/7
September 9, 2019

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August 30, 2019

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The Libra Association Announces $10,000 Bug Bounty for Libra
August 27, 2019

The Libra Association has launched a bug bounty program that will reward up to $10,000 for a critical flaw found in the testnet code of its Libra stablecoin The Libra…

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Global Reserve Currency: Mark Carney Pitches Crypto Replacement to U.S. Dollar
August 27, 2019

Bank of England governor Mark Carney wants to switch to a “Synthetic Hegemonic Currency” as a means to stabilize global financial systems Trade and currency wars have rocked global financial…

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August 25, 2019

Congresswoman Maxine Waters, the Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, went on a bipartisan trip to Switzerland for an in-depth understanding of Facebook’s proposed Libra stablecoin The exploratory trip,…

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Ghana crackdown wipes out savings of $1.6 billion. Who said bitcoin was risky?
August 20, 2019

Thousands of savers have been left financially stranded after the government cracked down on fund managers and savings and loan companies According to estimates, hapless investors might have lost as…

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