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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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AWS Killer? Blockchain-Based Cloud Storage in a P2P Architecture
November 21, 2019

Storj Labs’ beta storage service announced its Beta2 launch and the pricing thereof. The Tardigrade Decentralized Cloud Storage Service claims it costs less than half of legacy cloud storage providers.

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust to Add SEC Legitimacy: Files Form 10 (It’s Not an ETF)
November 21, 2019

In another first, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust files a Registration Statement on Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). If the SEC accepts the application, Grayscale Bitcoin Trust…

Fidelity Digital Assets Secures New York State License
November 20, 2019

Fidelity Digital Assets received a license from the New York State Department of Financial Services. The state regulator provided permission for the crypto-arm of Fidelity Investments to offer new services….

There’s Hope Still for a Bitcoin ETF; SEC Reviewing Bitwise Rejection
November 19, 2019

The SEC is revisiting its rejection last month of the proposal from Bitwise Asset Management for a Bitcoin ETF. In a document published on November 18, 2019, the United States…

Private Equity Shop Ethos Capital Buys the .Org Domain Registry
November 19, 2019

Ethos Capital has purchased the Public Internet Registry, the group that maintains the .org registry. The private equity firm purchased the registry from the Internet society, according to a statement…

Fundstrat’s Lee: Bitcoin ETF Workable Only at $150,000
November 18, 2019

Fundstrat’s Tom Lee, a Bitcoin perma-bull, says the crypto would have to rise to $150,000 to support ETF-like volumes. ETF-wishers should, therefore, pray for Bitcoin to rise nearly 18 times…

Walmart Canada To Roll Out World’s Largest Blockchain For An Industrial Application
November 18, 2019

Walmart Canada and blockchain company DLT Labs collaborated to develop the retail giant’s automated freight tracking and payments system. The new blockchain-based logistics system will use distributed ledger technology. It…

U.S. National Debt Not Good for Our Kids and Grandkids (Powell); Would Bitcoin Be?
November 15, 2019

In what should be a wake-up call to the powers-that-be, Federal Reserve Chair Powell warns of unsustainable US national debt. Speaking during testimony before the Congress’ Joint Economic Committee on…

Paypal Blocks Payments to PornHub Models; Cryptos See Opportunity
November 14, 2019

Pornhub is up in arms against PayPal for suddenly blocking payments to its 100,000 models. “We are all devastated by PayPal’s decision to stop payouts to over a hundred thousand…

New Swiss Regulated Bank is a Bridge Between Traditional Banking and Crypto
November 13, 2019

Switzerland -headquartered SEBA Bank AG became fully operational on Tuesday and started taking on Swiss customers. It received a banking and securities dealer license from the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory…