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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Libra Association Dealt A One-Two-Punch: Defections, And Now, The G7

Last week, eBay, Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe followed PayPal out of the Libra Association; now, the G7 warns against digital currencies. Last week, fears of regulatory uncertainty (and repercussions) probably forced eBay, Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe to depart the Libra Association. They followed on the heels of PayPal, which walked out earlier.

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WSJ: Libra May Lose Key Partners over Regulatory Scrutiny
October 3, 2019

The Facebook Libra cryptocurrency project could lose key partners, according to the Wall Street Journal. However, the report did generate a response from David Marcus and Facebook.

Why McAfee Expects Bitcoin to Touch $1 Million by 2020
October 2, 2019

John McAfee explains in a Forbes interview why he thinks Bitcoin will climb to $1 million by 2020. McAfee’s bitcoin prediction, famously made in 2017, is still alive and kicking…

Wave Financial Launches Yield Fund Based On Cryptocurrency Derivatives
October 1, 2019

Wave Financial is addressing the fast-developing interest in option strategies in the cryptocurrency sector with its Wave Bitcoin (BTC) Income and Growth Digital Fund. The Wave Financial fund will hold…

The New Crypto Rating Council Will Assess Digital Assets
October 1, 2019

The Crypto Rating Council, launched by big crypto exchanges, will assess digital assets to ascertain if they qualify as securities.

Ant Financial to Develop Blockchain Based Agro-Monitoring Product With Bayer
September 30, 2019

Ant Financial and Bayer Crop have signed an LOI to develop a blockchain-powered platform to monitor agricultural production jointly. The new system will boost efficiencies in agricultural production. It will…

More Americans Know at Least One Cryptocurrency
September 30, 2019

A new YouGov survey suggests that more Americans than ever are learning about cryptocurrencies. The survey shows that 81% of Americans have heard of at least one cryptocurrency.

Investors in Ripple’s XRP Rely on SEC Guidance To Claim It Was An ‘Unregistered Security’
September 27, 2019

The SEC’s Framework for “Investment Contract” Analysis of Digital Assets has given a group of plaintiffs more power to their elbow in a May 2018 lawsuit. The investors have amended…

Investors in Ripple’s XRP Rely on SEC Guidance To Claim It Was An ‘Unregistered Security’
September 27, 2019

Investors amended their complaint in a May 2018 lawsuit regarding the XRP cryptocurrency, relying on SEC’s guidance on digital assets. The SEC’s Framework for “Investment Contract” Analysis of Digital Assets…

CME Group to Launch Bitcoin Options In 2020
September 20, 2019

CME Group, which introduced futures in bitcoin in 2017, will launch options on the digital currency in 2020. CME Group’s bitcoin options will enable market participants to hedge or speculate…

Swiss Private Bank Launches Digital Asset Services Including for Bitcoin And Ethereum
September 19, 2019

Arab Bank Switzerland, a leading Swiss private bank, will provide custody and brokerage services for Bitcoin and Ethereum. The bank will target high net worth clients for the services. It…