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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Bakkt To Roll Out Bitcoin Options Before CME; Launch Date December 9
October 30, 2019

Bakkt will gain a lead on CME Group in the race to offer the first regulated options contract for bitcoin futures. Bakkt is the all-new ICE-sponsored Bitcoin exchange. Bakkt’s bitcoin…

Now, Student Loan Refinance, in Minutes, on the Blockchain
October 28, 2019

Mike Cagney founded Figure Technologies uses the blockchain to process transactions on its lending platform. The use of the blockchain allows Figure to function paperless, and that helps to speed…

Bitcoin Goes Vertical After Chinese President Xi Jinping’s Pro-Blockchain Remarks
October 26, 2019

Bitcoin rallied 16% after Chinese President Xi Jinping called for his country to “seize the opportunity” afforded by blockchain. Speaking at a Politburo Committee session on blockchain technology trends Thursday,…

A Blockchain P2P Lending System at Scale Could Render London Bankers Irrelevant
October 24, 2019

According to Business 5.0 expert John Straw, the blockchain could well disrupt the City of London. And put paid to the taxes that the City generates. An end to the…

Liquefy to Digitize the Landmark Mayfair Luxury Hotel
October 22, 2019

Hong Kong-based Liquefy will be the provider for a consortium of Gulf families on a real estate digital securities project. The program has $1 billion worth of real estate assets…

Fidelity Ramps Up Crypto Trading and Custody Business
October 21, 2019

Boston-based financial group Fidelity thinks there is a profitable business to be made out crypto custody services and trading. It may be a smart move because there is a crying…

Cars with Blockchain-Based IDs Will Become Wallets (Maybe Even Cryptos)
October 21, 2019

With a blockchain ID, your electric car could soon become a mobile wallet and pay for tolls, parking, and charging – no cash or cards needed. BMW, General Motors, Honda,…

Libra May Change to Many Country-Specific Stablecoins
October 21, 2019

The Libra stablecoin, which is to be backed by a basket of fiat currencies, may change its model. David Marcus, Libra’s head, revealed this at a banking seminar. “We could…

Bank of Canada Mulling a Digital Currency That Would Be Police-, and Tax-Friendly
October 17, 2019

According to The Logic, the Bank of Canada may be toying with the idea of issuing its own digital currency. One key, but a rather ominous advantage of a national…

Big Reveal by Dallas Fed President: Fed “Actively Looking at and Debating” a Digital Currency
October 17, 2019

In a significant disclosure, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Rob Kaplan said the Fed is “actively looking at and debating” issuance of a US digital currency. The Fed could…