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Stepping into the world of crypto from a traditional corporate and institutional (C&I) banking background was super exciting, with tons of new knowledge. At the same time, my background provided numerous opportunities to create, build, and standardize processes to improve operations. Unlike the traditional finance space, systems and procedures were already built decades ago to cater to traditional asset operations. In the article

Register Your Interest Here Principal Protected Notes A Principal Protected Note (PPN) is a financial instrument that returns the principal amount invested at maturity regardless of the underlying assets price movement. An investor will also receive a percentage of the upside benefit of price appreciation of the underlying asset - whilst mitigating downside price risk with the full principal returned if the price decreases below

In this insightful piece written by Zerocap treasurer William Fong and trader Joe Wilson, we discuss the potential cryptocurrencies have of providing a level playing field to world capital markets through the variables of CBDCs and stablecoins. Introduction Since the global money market system left the gold standard in 1931, the US dollar (USD) has been the dominant currency of choice for capital raising. In

The inherent complexities associated with owning and managing digital assets as well as the way value is stored and transferred creates complications and confusion for many investors. In this article, we go through what a crypto wallet is, the importance of secure crypto custody and how Zerocap assists with security needs by providing institutional-grade custody services combined with comprehensive insurance. What is a Crypto

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

In November 2021, Zerocap became the first Australian cryptocurrency firm to issue Crypto Structured Products via Zerocap’s derivative’s licence. In this article, we provide details on the advantages of investing in crypto structured products and why Zerocap is in a unique position to offer such products to investors in Australia. What are Crypto Structured Products? Structured Products are a way to combine multiple assets and strategies

In this article, Chief Innovation Officer Jonathan de Wet explains the frameworks behind Zerocap's service of how to buy and sell any cryptocurrency ever created; the key advantages, how it works, the current structural challenges that crypto markets face and why our model provides a better way to access them. OTC Markets The crypto markets have mimicked the early days of the Foreign Exchange market

During the early days of Bitcoin (BTC), there were 2 primary ways to acquire BTC - mine it yourself, or find someone willing to sell it directly to you. Today, the rise of centralised exchanges and institutional adoption has allowed for increased accessibility to cryptocurrencies, facilitating billions of dollars in volume on a daily basis. In this article, we explain the fundamentals of

This week, Zerocap launched its Smart Beta Bitcoin Fund - a fund that will strategically manage Bitcoin’s heavy price swings to reduce volatility. As a unit-trust structured fund, it is now available to the public for the first time.  The objective of Smart Beta Bitcoin is to reduce and balance risk whilst simultaneously improving risk adjusted returns, all while providing investors with exposure to

Thirteen years have passed since the first blockchain transaction, and yet Bitcoin continues to hold its title as the most valuable project of the crypto asset class. Why is that? In this article, Zerocap Research Analyst Parth Singhal explains the reasons why Bitcoin is still the King, even as the digital assets market grows into new proportions and functionalities for global finance. What is