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April 2021

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Brief intro to Bitcoin Bitcoin is widely regarded as the world’s leading cryptocurrency, a type of digital asset that utilises blockchain technology to create a decentralised, transparent and secure monetary network. Released in 2008 as a targeted response to the Global Financial Crisis, Bitcoin’s early-day proponents hoped to develop an asset that could provide a secure and reliable currency, removed from a ‘broken’ centralised

Download As PDF Week in Review Equities continue to push higher levels as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Index continue to make all-time highs.The market cap of the cryptocurrency market crosses $2 trillion. Hong Kong-listed company, Meitu, buys another $10 million in bitcoin.Bitcoin’s futures market hits a record-high of $73,500 for June contracts. Coinbase reported astonishing numbers in their Q1 earnings report ahead of its IPO

Image source: The Economist Over the past few months, the cryptocurrency market has witnessed the rise of NFTs - or non-fungible tokens - across the financial ecosystem. Artists, celebrities, companies, amongst others are issuing thousands of these tokens across blockchain networks, some being sold for up to 69 million dollars.    Auctions with such high-level bids and applicability concerns have left many wondering if NFTs are

Download As PDF Week in Review Archego’s Bill Hwang unwinds billions in leveraged equity positions causing an intraday sell off of key stocks. However, this was short-lived with the S&P 500 closing at over 4000 points, making a new all time high.Biden intends to fund a $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan with an increase in corporate tax rates.BlackRock dips it toes into Bitcoin futures.PayPal launches crypto