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Download As PDF Zerocap provides digital asset investment and custodial services to forward-thinking investors and institutions globally. Our investment team and Wealth Platform offer frictionless access to digital assets with industry-leading security. To learn more, contact the team at [email protected] or visit our website www.zerocap.com Investment View The start of Q3 marked an interesting risk reversal as the consistent flow of bad news slowed, driving an

Download As PDF Zerocap provides digital asset investment and custodial services to forward-thinking investors and institutions globally. Our investment team and Wealth Platform offer frictionless access to digital assets with industry-leading security. To learn more, contact the team at [email protected] or visit our website www.zerocap.com  Investment View June posed a troubling time for the crypto space as industry giants collapsed, placing downward pressure on asset prices

Download As PDF Investment View May posed a challenging month for money managers without short exposure (or long energy) as global markets sold off aggressively and volatility spiked. Eight straight weeks of negative returns have shaken investors, as large indexes such as the NASDAQ and S&P 500 continued to erase a significant portion of the gains experienced on the back of the 2020 Covid rally.

Investment View Persisting macro headwinds during April led to a failed topside break of the existing range for Bitcoin which impacted the performance of the entire market. De-risking off the back of geopolitical tensions and tightening global monetary policy was compounded with more hawkish comments from central banks, underwhelming Q1 earnings and the impacts of Shanghai’s covid lockdown. Looking towards May, it is expected

A quick guide to stablecoins; their origin, categories, use-cases and risks. What is a Stablecoin? A stablecoin is a cryptocurrency that aims to hold a consistent value in order to provide a stable store of wealth on the blockchain which can then be used for an array of on-chain activities - primarily as a medium of exchange.  Although most widely used stablecoins are pegged to the

The year 2020 set several new records for financial markets as we witnessed the steepest (although not deepest) equities crash ever recorded alongside peak volatility. The months following the market crash in March, 2020 saw an incredible bounce back with the S&P taking as little as five months to reach new highs. In this time, a record number of new entrants to equity

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

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. Consequently, asset devaluation is inevitable. The act has led to

The year 2020 introduced many investors in the world of traditional finance to the potential impact that cryptocurrencies will have in the coming decades. The bull market currently occurring in the digital asset space following the March 2020 crash prompted many to dive deeper into understanding Bitcoin (BTC) and the Ethereum network. With partial regulatory acceptance in key financial centres such as the

As Bitcoin (BTC) sits near its all-time high alongside many crypto assets, global focus is being placed on its value as a tradable store of wealth that has immense value to any individual’s portfolio. While this is one key component of BTC’s value and many digital assets’, alternative uses are flourishing in nations across Africa. A region plagued with misfortune and underdeveloped infrastructure