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Author: Kurt Grumelart

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Cryptocurrency derivative markets have seen a huge surge in popularity following the Covid-19 market crash as speculators attempt to capitalise on the volatility in both price and trading volume. In the lead up to this event, the range of markets available were increasing significantly despite mediocre trade volume. Although, following both the bitcoin halving and increased volatility, the types of contracts on offer

Originally published on Capitalist Exploits on November 12, 2020. Gold has remained a fundamental piece of culture among humans for thousands of years, although over time its uses have changed drastically. While it has held value to humans for millennia, its first recorded use as a medium of exchange was around 4000BC. From here it progressively became a cornerstone in the assets of individuals,

Institutional investment in bitcoin has seen a steady increase over the past decade. While for some, this raises concern for the potential of crowding out retail investors, the opposite is likely to be true. A rise of involvement from institutions has increased market liquidity, price stability and aided in a heightened reputation among governments and regulators.1 Despite this, wide adoption has been stifled

Download As PDF Week in Review Bank of Thailand issued $1.6 billion in government bonds through IBM blockchain (5 Oct. 2020) China's Central Bank revealed results of its first DCEP pilot, with 1.1 billion digital RMB ($162 million) across 3.1 million transactions in a 5-month test. (5 Oct. 2020) UK’s financial regulator banned sales of

Since the inception of blockchain in 2008, many have questioned its long-standing place in the finance world. With initial offerings being limited to cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, experts remained divided on its effectiveness to alter the financial system. Despite this divide, an array of blockchain uses have emerged, further strengthening the place of cryptocurrencies and digital assets in the global financial system. As