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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Bitwise Unfazed by SEC Rejection; Intends to re-file soonest
October 10, 2019

The SEC rejected the Bitcoin ETF proposed by Bitwise Asset Management and NYSE Arca. But Bitwise welcomed the detailed feedback and additional clarity. Though the SEC rejected the Bitwise ETF,…

Senators strong-arm Visa, Mastercard, and Stripe on Libra: “…expect a high level of scrutiny.”
October 10, 2019

Facebook’s Libra stablecoin project received another jolt when US Senators wrote an “or…else” letter to certain Libra Association members. Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) wrote to the…

SEC Rejects Bitcoin ETF Proposal from Bitwise
October 10, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rejected Bitwise Asset Management’s efforts to launch a bitcoin exchange-traded fund (ETF). The agency said that Bitwise’s proposal failed to meet legal requirements tied…

Could Crypto ETFs Finally Come In From The Cold?
October 9, 2019

The SEC will give a ‘yes-or-no’ ruling on its approval of the bitcoin-based exchange-traded fund (ETF) from Bitwise Investments by October 13. “We’re closer than we’ve ever been before to…

World Federation of Exchanges Asks FCA to Reconsider Ban on Crypto-Derivatives
October 9, 2019

The World Federation of Exchanges (WFE) is an industry group for exchanges and central counterparties (CCPs). It has asked the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) not to impose its crypto-derivatives…

Coinbase CEO Lambasts US Attitude to Facebook’s Libra
October 8, 2019

Coinbase CEO Brian Armstrong assailed the US’ approach to Facebook’s Libra cryptocurrency in the light of the threat from China’s stablecoin. “Now that China is looking into creating a stablecoin,…

Is China Coin Rushing to Beat Libra Cryptocurrency?
October 8, 2019

China Coin will try to beat Facebook’s Libra to the market. Chinese financial experts believe that Libra would have such an impact on the economy that they are pushing their…

Inevitable That Central Banks Will Start Issuing Digital Currency: Fed’s Harker
October 8, 2019

A digital central bank currency could be in the works after the implementation of the new FedNow real-time payments system. America’s own digital central bank currency is all but ‘inevitable,’…

Bitcoin Beat Tech Stocks This Year; Yes You Heard That Right
October 7, 2019

Bitcoin is the best performing asset year to date. After a power-packed rally during the first nine months of the year, the crypto is up 114% at $8,308. In comparison,…

Apollo Decentralized Exchange Enters Beta Trial for Digital Assets
October 7, 2019

The Apollo Decentralized Exchange (DEX) is open for business. Apollo Foundation has announced the launch of what it calls “a proprietary software package for the exchange of digital assets in…