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: Will Bitcoin be the New Gold Standard Backing ‘Fiat’ CBDCs?

The Gold Standard, which Nixon junked in 1971, might come back in a new avatar: Bitcoin According to Hans Hauge, a crypto asset investment analyst at Ikigai Fund, bitcoin and not gold, is the most suitable asset to back the oncoming rush of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) from various countries.

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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…

Digital Assets: The ESCB has Proof-of-Concept of Anonymous Digital Currency
December 19, 2019

An ECB-coordinated project, conducted by the European System of Central Banks (ESCB), has established a proof of concept (PoC) for anonymity in digital cash, reports COINTELEGRAPH. The experiment does not…

Digital Assets: Fidelity Digital Assets Floats UK Arm to Sell Crypto Services
December 18, 2019

Fidelity Digital Assets has branched out across the Atlantic and incorporated its UK arm on December 16. The UK office will offer crypto services to European businesses, hedge funds, and…

Digital Assets: A Bitcoin Video Lands Up On TikTok, Goes Viral
December 17, 2019

The Wolf of Bitcoin posted the bitcoin video on TikTok. The TikTok video zooms in through a door with says, “this is why GPU prices went up,” and then pans…

Digital Assets: Fidelity Digital Assets Could Add Support for Ether in 2020
December 17, 2019

Fidelity’s crypto arm has already done a lot of work on Ethereum. Speaking in an interview with TheBlock, Tom Jessop, who is president of Fidelity Digital Assets, said the firm…

Digital Assets: solarisBank to Provide Custody Services Through New Subsidiary
December 13, 2019

The new company is one more initiative by solarisBank, the tech company with a banking license, in the digital world. It follows up on solarisBank’s 2018 launch in 2018 of…

Digital Assets: Dutch Bank ING to Provide Safe Custody for Digital Assets
December 13, 2019

ING is working to develop safe custody technology for cryptocurrencies and other digital assets. The $980 billion bank will address a major problem that deters institutions and other high net…

Digital Assets: Jay Clayton – SEC Hastens Slowly on Digital Assets
December 12, 2019

Jay Clayton said in testimony to the Senate that the SEC was taking a measured approach to regulation of digital assets. Jay Clayton was very positive on the prospects of…

Digital Assets: Its Halving in 2020 Could Boost Bitcoin to $50,000
December 12, 2019

Bitcoin’s halving in April/May 2020 could trigger a bull run in the cryptocurrency. At least two analysts say that bitcoin’s halving in 2020 could eventually lead to prices in the…

Three Men Netted in $722 Million Crypto Mining Fraud
December 11, 2019

A 5-man team conned investors in a crypto-mining based Ponzi scheme. According to US Attorney Craig Carpenito, two men from Colorado and a third from California were arrested on Tuesday…