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An Intro to ... Digital Asset Management
By Zoe Shing, NexChange What is Digital Asset Management? If you google ‘digital asset management,’ you will get bombarded with many different definitions of the term. To some, it may be simple enough, but it can get very confusing when everyone has a different understanding of the word. This is why this article is here to help put all your
An Intro to ... Cryptocurrency Hedge Funds
By Zoe Shing, NexChange Many will have heard of “cryptocurrency fund” or “hedge fund,” but “cryptocurrency hedge fund” is still a rather recent term. This article explains everything you need to know about these funds and the risks that come with them. Cryptocurrency Funds The term “Cryptocurrency fund” is frequently used interchangeably with “cryptocurrency hedge fund.” A fund that trades
Accountancy Giant PwC Adds Crypto Auditing to Its List of Services
PwC, the Big Four accounting firm, can now audit crypto companies, writes Bloomberg: Teams across PwC spent the past year designing tools that could match the private keys and public addresses assigned to crypto asset accounts, Ralph Weinberger, head of PwC's Global Assurance Methodology, Learning and Education Organization, said by phone. The auditor's tools can't access the unique alphanumeric security
Fintechs And Financial Institutions: The Case For Collaboration
Fintech firms and financial institutions are often viewed as rivals. Fintechs are spawning innovations that allow users to bypass traditional banks, especially in emerging markets where branch banking is inconvenient. Rather than spend hours traveling to a branch and even more time standing in line, digital innovation makes banking possible by downloading a smartphone app or keying in a USSD code.
Decentralised Financial Technologies: Entering A New Frontier
Off the back of the Financial Stability Board’s recent report, detailing the financial stability, and regulatory and governance implications of decentralised financial technologies, we have compiled commentary from a diverse range of leading blockchain companies below. They have provided insights on the findings of the report, and what it means for the broader blockchain and crypto landscape. jaydeep_ / Pixabay
Stanley Druckenmiller on Bitcoin: ‘I Don’t Understand Why It’s a Store of Value’
Hedge fund legend Stanley Druckenmiller may have invested in a stablecoin, but that doesn’t mean he wants anything to do with Bitcoin. Following an interview by Scott Bessent, another Soros alum, at the Economic Club of New York, Druckenmiller was asked what he thought about bitcoin, given that it’s – as the questioner put it – one of “the few
Fido Gears up to Trade Crypto
If you were looking for a sign that crypto was going mainstream, this is probably it. Bloomberg: Fidelity Investments, which began a custody service to store Bitcoin earlier this year, will buy and sell the world’s most popular digital asset for institutional customers within a few weeks, according to a person familiar with the matter. The Boston-based firm, one of
Bitcoin Vs. Gold: Which Is A Better Store Of Value?
Ever since bitcoin’s creation, numerous parallels have been drawn between this new currency and gold. Gold supporters often reject bitcoin citing that the cryptocurrency is too volatile and not trustworthy enough to ever become a store of value. Bitcoin supporters, on the other hand, make the point that bitcoin is fundamentally no different from gold, and that it improves on
Robinhood Launches New Premium Trading Features
Robinhood on Wednesday announced the rollout of several new features to its premium Robinhood Gold offering, including Level 2 market data and research from the Morningstar analyst team. What To Know For a price of $5 per month, eligible Robinhood Gold members now get access to margin investing, larger instant deposits, and $1,000 of interest-free deposits. In addition, Robinhood Gold
Video: Nexyst Co-Founder Dimitri Sogoloff at Hong Kong Blockchain Week
Hong Kong’s largest blockchain event – Hong Kong Blockchain Week – played host to a multitude of noteworthy speakers, including Nexyst co-founder Dimitri Sogoloff. Sogoloff, a former fund manager, shared his thoughts on the current digital asset market and showed the crowd the crowd the ins and outs of making a nuanced investment, from due diligence all the way to