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January 2021

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The 2020 presidential run was certainly one for the history books. Surrounded by the rising threat of a global pandemic, economic meltdown and election fraud accusations, the past year was a callous one to handle in the world of politics. Yet, regardless of political positions and the openly disputed authenticity of results, the next four years have begun; Joe Biden has been sworn

Download As PDF Week in Review Cryptocurrency exchange Bakkt will be listed in the New York Stock Exchange through a US$2.1 billion merger with blank-check firm VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) conditionally approved the Anchorage Digital Bank’s application for a national trust charter, making Anchorage Digital Bank the first national bank for digital assets.  Grayscale’s Q4 report highlights $3.2

Grayscale, established in 2013 and based in New York, is the largest digital asset manager with $23.3 billion AUM as of 5th January 2021. Offering a set of digital asset trusts, such as the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) and the Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETHE), they provide the infrastructure for traditional investors and institutions to easily invest into digital assets. GBTC alone has seen

Download As PDF Week in Review Welcome back! 2021 is here! We hope you had a safe and enjoyable break. The digital asset market kept us all on our toes. The comments in this weekly release cover the period back Monday 21 December. Bitcoin breaks all-time highs rising above $40,000 USD per coin, and doubles in value over a few weeks. and the aggregate crypto market

In 2020, bitcoin experienced a tremendous rise in interest from corporations, entrepreneurial personalities and institutional investors. Twitter’s Square Inc. acquired US$50 million in bitcoin for its capability of “economic empowerment”, software developer MicroStrategy purchased over US$1 billion of the crypto and established firms like MassMutual which acquired US$100 million of the digital currency in December. There are currently several adoption examples of the