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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

Decentralized Finance (DeFi), a new field applying blockchain technology to the financial industry, is reshaping the existing structure of the financial system.  This article provides a deep understanding of how DeFi makes traditional financial markets more resilient, improves financial inclusion, boosts innovations to traditional financial services, and whether regulators could set new legal frameworks for it. DeFi refers to a decentralized financial system supported by

Download As PDF Note from the Principals We want to take this opportunity to thank all our investors and subscribers for an amazing year. We appreciate the support, feedback and shared passion for this asset class. It really brings us great pleasure to build products and services that enable safe, secure access, and the broader adoption of digital assets. We have some huge things in

Interest rates have been present in human civilization for centuries, with the oldest known example in ancient Babylonian society around 2000BC. The moneylender profession was admirable in this time, with interest rates of 25% being commonplace, particularly if precious metals such as gold or silver were on the table. Although, operations were typically small scale and privately run with very few examples of

Download As PDF Week in Review NB - note that the next Week in Review (Mon 21st Dec) will be our last for 2020 as the team takes a well-deserved break!Newsflow has been strong this week with Wells Fargo, Bloomberg and a host of other institutional players releasing analysis and media around bitcoin.Reuters reports Crypto Fund inflows as being their second-highest on record.Fidelity has released

Date of birthsBaby boomers: 1946 - 1964Generation X: 1965 - 1980 Millennials (Generation Y): 1981 - 1996 Generation Z: 1997 - 2010    In the broad context of asset classes, cryptocurrencies and digital assets are a relatively recent addition, with the Bitcoin whitepaper released in October of 2008. Many financial commentators argue that Bitcoin’s disruptive frameworks and attachment to digital modernity is what drove millennials to

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