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: Traditional Trading Firms May Adopt Digital Assets in a Big Way – Acuiti

Acuiti Management Intelligence, in association with Bitstamp and the CME Group (NASDAQ: CME), conducted a study on institutional adoption of digital assets’ trading. The key question: What’s holding back institutions?

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ETF Challenger WisdomTree Wants to Launch a Stablecoin
January 13, 2020

WisdomTree is pushing to launch a regulated cryptocurrency in the U.S. markets. The firm’s stablecoin would be pegged against a basket of assets – which could include government debt, the…

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Digital Assets: The Insight Partners-Armis Deal Will Mint Millionaires by the Dozen
January 8, 2020

Venture Capital and private equity firm Insight Partners said Monday that it would acquire Israeli cybersecurity startup Armis at a valuation of $1.1 billion, said The Jerusalem Post. Though Insight…

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Digital Assets: Qatar Bans Crypto
January 8, 2020

Qatar has followed up a ban on digital asset services with another on crypto trading. The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Regulatory Authority deemed last week that “virtual asset services may…

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Digital Assets: South Korea Backtracks on its Central Bank Digital Currency
January 3, 2020

South Korea may consider a central bank digital currency (CBDC) after all. Contrary to indications it gave in January 2019, the Bank of Korea said on December 1 that “we…

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Digital Assets: Fraudulent, Unregistered Crypto Firm That Stole from Investment Advisors Shut Down
January 3, 2020

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division issued a final order to cease and desist against unregistered firm Mavixbtc Limited. Mavixbtc had fraudulently represented itself as registered with both the…

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Digital Assets: A Chinese Blockchain ETF May Soon See The Light of Day
January 3, 2020

Shenzen-based fund manager Penghua Fund applied to China’s Securities Regulatory Commission for approval to launch an ETF tracking listed stocks related to blockchain. Penghua applied on December 24 for the…

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Digital Assets: Gear Up for New Threats From “Financially Motivated” Bad Actors, Says Kaspersky
December 31, 2019

According to leading cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab, hackers and cybersecurity criminals will up their game in 2020. Drawing on their experience through 2019, Kaspersky researchers have identified the key areas…

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Digital Assets: Millennials Trust Bitcoin Over Berkshire Hathaway
December 31, 2019

Millennial investors trust Bitcoin more than Berkshire Hathaway, according to a new report from Charles Schwab. The investment bank examined self-directed portfolios of millennial investors. It found that the majority…

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Digital Assets: James Altucher’s 2020 Bitcoin Prediction Will Miss by More Than $992,000
December 31, 2019

James Altucher is best known for his hedge fund, his Choose Yourself messaging, his iconic hair, and an ultra-bullish stance on Bitcoin. The former hedge fund manager’s crypto-newsletter advertisements also…

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Digital Assets: Crypto Hedge Funds Shuttered in 2019 At a Stunning Pace
December 31, 2019

Crypto hedge funds shuttered at a rather alarming click in 2019. According to Crypto Fund Research, 70 such funds had closed by early December. That means there was still time…

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