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: James Altucher’s 2020 Bitcoin Prediction Will Miss by More Than $992,000
December 31, 2019

James Altucher is best known for his hedge fund, his Choose Yourself messaging, his iconic hair, and an ultra-bullish stance on Bitcoin. The former hedge fund manager’s crypto-newsletter advertisements also…

Digital Assets: Crypto Hedge Funds Shuttered in 2019 At a Stunning Pace
December 31, 2019

Crypto hedge funds shuttered at a rather alarming click in 2019. According to Crypto Fund Research, 70 such funds had closed by early December. That means there was still time…

Digital Assets: Singapore’s MXC Exchange to Launch Leveraged Crypto ETFs
December 30, 2019

Singapore’s MXC Exchange to Launch Leveraged Crypto ETFs. It announced December 28 the launch of its range of leveraged ETFs based on cryptocurrencies BTC, ETH and EOS. These ETFs are…

Digital Assets: Swiss President Says That Facebook’s Libra Has Failed
December 30, 2019

Switzerland president Ueli Maurer took a swipe at the Facebook Libra project as he prepares to walk out the door. The nation’s finance minister and the outgoing president called for…

Digital Assets: The YouTube-Vs.-Crypto Standoff Ends Happily Ever After
December 27, 2019

YouTube pushed crypto-channel owners into hiding. Now its admitted to an error. It will reinstate videos and resolve strikes.

Digital Assets: Chinese Stock Exchange Sets Up Blockchain Index
December 27, 2019

China’s tech-heavy bourse, the Shenzen Stock Exchange, announced December 24 its introduction of an index to track the performance of China’s top 50 blockchain companies including startups. According to a…

Digital Assets: A World-beating Digital Yuan Taking Shape?
December 26, 2019

Mu Changchun, head of the People’s Bank of China’s digital currency research institute, said China’s “central bank digital currency” (CBDC) would be “a digital form of the yuan.” Mu is…

Digital Assets: Facebook’s Libra Rollout Plan Hazy
December 25, 2019

There is no concrete plan yet for the launch of the Facebook-led Libra digital currency, according to Reuters’ interview with Ellis. Though Libra is scheduled to roll out by June…

Digital Assets: The Dawn of Quantum Computing a Nightmare for Bitcoin?
December 24, 2019

Google’s recent announcement of successful quantum computing could spell doom for 4 million bitcoins. Bitcoin is a massively juicy target for a quantum computing criminal. Financial analysts have long predicted…

Digital Assets: Malta-based Digital Asset Exchange OKEx Launches Options Trading
December 19, 2019

Malta-based Digital Asset Exchange OKEx Launches Options Trading. With the launch of options trading, OKEx becomes the first crypto exchange to offer crypto-to-crypto (C2C), Scott, futures, perpetual swap, and options…