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: The SEC Thaws; Approves Bitcoin Futures Fund
December 10, 2019

In what Commissioner Hester Peircetook hailed as “a bit of progress,” the SEC cleared the decks for the launch of a bitcoin futures fund. The SEC last week approved the…

Hacker Uses Ingenious MO to Siphon $1M from VC Firm
December 9, 2019

Security researchers at cybersecurity firm Check Point relate how Chinese hackers hijacked $1 million of seed money that was supposed to travel from a Chinese venture capital firm to an…

Global Blockchain Business Council: Asset Managers Still Don’t Get Blockchain
December 6, 2019

The Global Blockchain Business Council and Janus Henderson Investors have released a new survey this week. The two firms reveal that executives at asset management firms still struggle to understand…

HSBC World Bank Taps Blockchain to Transfer $20 billion in Digital Assets
December 2, 2019

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.

CipherTrace Q3 2019 Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering Report Takeaways
November 29, 2019

CipherTrace has released its Q3 2019 Cryptocurrency Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Report. Here are the key takeaways from this quarter’s report.

Digital Assets: A $200 Million Warchest to Spur Bitcoin Cash (BCH) Acceptance
November 26, 2019

Bitcoin Cash (BCH) is the spin-off from the original Bitcoin (BTC) due to a hard fork in August 2017. The crypto offshoot is technologically faster with a “lighter blockweight.” Unfortunately,…

JP Morgan Will Use Blockchain to Monitor Dealers’ Financed Car Inventory
November 25, 2019

Error (or fraud-) prone recording of auto inventory will be a thing of the past after JP Morgan implements blockchain. Wholesale car financing at JP Morgan will get a lot…

Peter Brandt: Bitcoin Could Hit $5,500 in 2020
November 25, 2019

Peter Brandt, the Factor LLC CEO, said that Bitcoin could drop to $5,500 before it shows a recovery. In a Tweet sent on November 21, Brandt set his floor price…

Bitcoin Plunges to Sub-$7000 Levels Before Recovering
November 22, 2019

Bitcoin plummeted today after back-to-back crackdowns on virtual currencies by the Chinese Government. Yesterday, regulators in Shenzen, and today, in Shanghai, threatened to crack down on alleged illegal activities. The…

A UK Legal Task Force Clarifies on Cryptoassets and Smart Contracts
November 22, 2019

A UK Jurisdiction Task Force has issued a legal statement on cryptoassets and smart contracts. Issued under the aegis of the Law Tech Delivery Panel, the document is a result…