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March 2021

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Download As PDF Week in Review Elon Musk announces that Teslas can be bought with bitcoin, and “bitcoin paid to Tesla will be retained as bitcoin, not converted to fiat currency.”Biden plans to spend a reported $3 trillion on recovery plans, with detailed proposals to be discussed in the coming weeks.Fidelity Investments and SkyBridge Capital file for bitcoin ETFs.Crypto hedge funds grew by 35% last

The days of physical currencies seem to be numbered, particularly in light of covid. As digital finance grows in worldwide adoption, central banks have been pushing the envelope towards frameworks that eliminate the use of cash and replace it with fully-digital banking and centralised digital currencies.   Will there be a point when we migrate to a fully-cashless economy? If so, what are the pros

Download As PDF Week in Review The Federal Reserve triggers a muted rally on stocks and crypto by signalling there will be no increase in yield rates at least until 2023.Morgan Stanley rumoured to invest in Bithumb, a cryptocurrency exchange based in Korea.Hong Kong listed company, Meitu, buys another 16,000 ETH and 386 BTC.Deutsche Bank crypto report states that “bitcoin is too important to ignore”. Visa

Image source: crypto-economy.com A highly anticipated scaling solution for Ethereum, called Optimism, is slated to launch this month. By helping Ethereum run computations off-chain and only publishing transaction data on-chain, testing has shown that Optimism can reduce Ethereum’s current fees by 100x or more. We have seen how alternate high throughput versions of Ethereum like Binance Smart Chain have grown (see charts below), which

Download As PDF Week in Review JP Morgan announces it will issue a structured note offering for a cryptocurrency basket, giving investors exposure to bitcoin-holding companies such as Microstrategy and Square.Norway listed company sets up an investment arm, allocating $58 million to Bitcoin and digital asset ventures.BlockFi, a digital asset lending platform, raises $350 million valuing the company at $3 billion. Amazon Web Services now supports

The Macroeconomic Mirage The US and global economies are currently in a unique position. As global debt reaches US$281 trillion with no sign of slowing down, the macroeconomic horizon is becoming more uncertain. In 2020, the federal reserve injected over US$3 trillion and a further US$1.9 trillion is expected in early 2021 under the Biden administration.  The act has led to a domino effect resulting

Download As PDF Week in Review The Senate passes the $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill.Paypal acquires Curvmpc, a digital asset custody provider.Amazon Web Services (AWS) added Ethereum into its Managed Blockchain service.The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) applied to list shares of VanEck’s bitcoin exchange traded fund (ETF).Citibank released a report stating bitcoin is at the tipping point and could be the preferred currency for

Download As PDF Week in Review Coinbase’s S-1 filing has shown that the percentage of retail investors dropped from 80.5% to 30% from the period 2018 to 2020, indicating a large rise in institutional investors.GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, invests into the first Federally Chartered Digital Asset Bank, Anchorage.CI Global Asset Management filed a preliminary prospectus in Canada for the world’s first ethereum exchange-traded fund