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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: Ransom Amounts Escalate Into Tens of Millions As Hacks Get Bolder

August 3, 2020

The Twitter (NYSE: TWTR) attack gathered a lot of notoriety, mainly because it affected the accounts of so many prominent personalities. The scam garnered roughly $120,000 for its perpetrators and was not a ransomware attack. That amount is peanuts compared to the scale of ransom attacks now being witnessed, with US-based travel management firm CWT paying $4.6 million to get back the use of its computers.

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CipherTrace Cryptocurrency AML Report: $4.26 billion siphoned during the first half of 2019

August 1, 2019

Its a big, evil world out there in cryptoverse. Scams and hacks abound, and the amounts are getting bigger
The CipherTrace Cryptocurrency AML Report for Q2 2019 makes for some alarming reading. Digital currencies and exchanges appear to have become the happy hunting grounds of criminals who can steal billions of dollars with ease and impunity.

Bill Miller rides Amazon stock, Bitcoin to 46% Return this year

July 26, 2019

Bill Miller acquired legendary status as a stock-picker when he outperformed the S&P500 for 15 consecutive years during his tenure at the Legg Mason Value Trust.
Well, even at 69 years of age, it turns out his value investing skills are still as sharp. His usual strategy – to pick up stocks at bargain basement prices – is working fine.

Hot wheels of the future: Pre-fitted crypto wallets

July 24, 2019

Mercedes may soon have pre-installed in its cars a blockchain powered mobility platform that will do everything from managing your trip to processing digital contracts, “including the financial posting of the transactions in real time.”
In effect, the car becomes your crypto wallet!

Crypto hedge fund Pantera: Bitcoin $42,000 possible in 2019

July 24, 2019

Dan Morehead, founder and CEO of crypto-focused hedge fund Pantera Capital, is not afraid to make mind-numbing projections for bitcoin.
But the crypto perma-bull has a basis.

Crypto Hedge Fund Pantera: Bitcoin will Benefit from Libra’s Halo Effect

July 23, 2019

Pantera CEO Dan Morehead lauds Facebook’s SDR type strategy to collaterize Libra with the biggest currencies
In an investor letter Pantera CEO Dan Morehead said Libra and Bitcoin shared certain core values, that of Money, Justice and Freedom.
These values are likely to provide the substratum for a “movement towards democratized finance,” he said, stressing that financial inclusion via inexpensive and reliable financial services is the “promise of the blockchain.”

Grayscale: Millennials and GenX could pump trillions into Bitcoin

July 22, 2019

A massive $68 trillion will pass in the coming years to younger generations, and a lot of it will flow to digital assets says Barry Silbert, chief executive of Grayscale, a digital asset manager which manages the Bitcoin Trust Fund.

Bitcoin’s leverage-fueled volatility

July 11, 2019

One look at the bitcoin’s futures price chart shows it is not a trade for the faint-hearted.
The most popular digital coin future plumbed a low of around $3,200 in December 2018. But in a few months, by early June 2019, bitcoin shot up to a high of nearly $14,000.

Bank Of International Settlements to Banks: Beware of Facebook’s Libra Crypto

June 26, 2019

The Bank of International Settlements (BIS) published a report Sunday that warned banks of impending danger from companies such as Facebook, Amazon and Google due to the ability of these ‘big techs’ to establish a dominant position.

Got $635? You Can Buy a Share in a Student Accommodation Complex in the UK

June 24, 2019

Smartlands is a FCA registered UK company. It is a crowdfunding platform based on the Stellar network that uses blockchain technology for the issue of security tokens. Investors can buy tokenized shares in a student accommodation complex in Nottingham, UK.

Cadence Joins the Bloomberg Terminal

June 24, 2019

Cadence, which is opening alternative investment opportunities to all, is offering access to exclusive high yield, short term investments traditionally reserved for institutions. You can earn up to 2% on your investment in less than 2 months with a low minimum of just $500 to get started.

India ban on cryptocurrency

India May Jail People who Mine, Hold or Transact Cryptocurrencies

June 24, 2019

India’s draft “Banning of Cryptocurrency and Regulation of Official Digital Currency Bill 2019” has a draconian provision regarding cryptocurrencies. Those who use digital currencies in any way are liable to be slapped with a jail term from one to ten years and may also have to pay a penalty.

Financial Independence and Early Retirement (FIRE) Community Gains Access to Private High Yield

June 20, 2019

Those yearning for financial independence and early retirement will find BCP’s new fund launch interesting. The BCP Fund focuses on providing consistent high yield cash flow secured by US assets.

The Marriage of Crypto Cost Storage and Real-World Assets

June 20, 2019

A new avenue is opening up for alternative investing. It’s the marriage of digital currency with tangible and valuable assets. There already is a designer watch that acts as a deep cold storage for crypto wealth. In the near future, this may extend to art, luxury accessories and fine jewellery.

Dovish Fed Adds Fuel to Bullish Fervor in Bitcoin and Gold

June 6, 2019

BTC is currently trading at $11,420 and spot gold at $1,430. Both these assets received a bullish boost last week when the Fed made dovish noises and said interest rates would be maintained in the range of 2.25%-2.5%.