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In this article, we provide a deep dive into the Polkadot project and how it can be considered the Internet of Blockchains; from the challenges it seeks to solve, to its scalability and near-term outlook. Zerocap provides Polkadot (DOT) staking with up to 10.5% APY allied with institutional-grade security, custody and insurance. Contact us to learn more. Context: Multi-chains and the Emergence of Layer

DeFi (decentralised finance) is taking the world by storm and rapidly challenging the established ecosystem. In December 2020, recognising the immense opportunity for growth and innovation in the DeFi space, we shared our vision with clients by providing them with an overview of the DeFi landscape and further insights into the forces disrupting the global financial system. Many of our clients were enlightened by

Zerocap's Senior Trader and PhD finance researcher William Fong discusses incorporating traditional investment tools into cryptocurrency assets. Ever since Satoshi Nakamoto wrote and published the Bitcoin whitepaper as a response to the institutional failings that led to the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the world of finance was destined for a revolution through cryptocurrency assets.  I’ve been working in the traditional finance (TradFi) world since

On June 9th El Salvador passed an unprecedented bill, where 62 out of 84 congressional voters decided to make Bitcoin the country’s legal tender. It’s the first case in history of Bitcoin being used as a territory’s official currency, a feat that will bring long-lasting ramifications.  In this article, we cover the different definitions of legal tender, how it benefits El Salvador, the local/worldwide

The crypto market has witnessed unprecedented growth in adoption and technology since 2008, especially with the recent emergence of DeFi protocols launching the ecosystem onto a new level of practical, decentralised applications. However, no branch of digital currency is set to have a larger impact on our social routines than Central Bank Digital Currencies. Over the past couple of years, nations continue to

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

Bitcoin, both the network and the cryptocurrency, have been in circulation for the past twelve years and have grown to unprecedented levels over the past decade. What most enthusiasts don’t know is how the trillion-dollar asset was first introduced to the world; through a pdf document. Published on October 31st of 2008, “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” was created as a solution against

Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin have evolved dramatically over the past decade, both in technology and overall adoption. New opportunities to trade, store and utilise assets have taken the market to unforeseen levels of utility and popularity. Yet, regardless of how far the market develops, one feature of the biggest cryptocurrencies will remain the most relevant one; being decentralised peer-to-peer assets. In this article, we

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