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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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Global Blockchain Business Council: Asset Managers Still Don’t Get Blockchain

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 blockchain technology. The groups interviewed 50 buy-side organizations. From that survey, just 24% of respondents stated that they had an above-average knowledge of blockchain technology. 

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Investors Snap Up Argo Blockchain Shares After Power Deal
August 20, 2019

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August 13, 2019

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