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Download As PDF Week in Review Trading volume on decentralised exchanges created a new all-time high of $56 billion in January. Over 45% was from Uniswap. Visa announced the partnership with Neobank First Boulevard to pilot Visa’s crypto APIs that enable a bank to offer cryptocurrency custody and trading to their customers.21 Shares AG launched the world’s first Polkadot Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) on the Swiss

Image source: BlockchainNews In November of 2020, it was reported that payments company Circle has been working with the United States government to develop a reliable method to provide foreign aid to Venezuela in a way that bypasses the Nicolás Maduro government and directly supports the country’s population. Their chosen method? Through stablecoins.  In this article, we cover the American logistics of using stablecoins for

Download As PDF Week in Review Binance Research reported that globally over 100 million people are crypto users.Crypto exchange Coinbase announced its plan to go public through a direct listing. Swiss regulated bank Sygnum launched its European OTC options covering BTC/USD and ETH/USD trading pairs.Canadian crypto trust fund Ninepoint Partners went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange after raising $180 million from private investors.Dogecoin, a digital

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

Download As PDF Week in Review VanEck applied to launch a digital asset-related exchange traded fund (ETF) which would track the performance of the Global Digital Assets Equity Index (managed by its subsidiary).BlackRock is adding bitcoin futures as an eligible investment to its two funds, which will be invested in cash-settled bitcoin futures traded on commodity exchanges. Bill Miller addresses Microstrategy and Bitcoin in his newsletter,

The 2020 presidential run was certainly one for the history books. Surrounded by the rising threat of a global pandemic, economic meltdown and election fraud accusations, the past year was a callous one to handle in the world of politics. Yet, regardless of political positions and the openly disputed authenticity of results, the next four years have begun; Joe Biden has been sworn

Download As PDF Week in Review Cryptocurrency exchange Bakkt will be listed in the New York Stock Exchange through a US$2.1 billion merger with blank-check firm VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) conditionally approved the Anchorage Digital Bank’s application for a national trust charter, making Anchorage Digital Bank the first national bank for digital assets.  Grayscale’s Q4 report highlights $3.2

Grayscale, established in 2013 and based in New York, is the largest digital asset manager with $23.3 billion AUM as of 5th January 2021. Offering a set of digital asset trusts, such as the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust (GBTC) and the Grayscale Ethereum Trust (ETHE), they provide the infrastructure for traditional investors and institutions to easily invest into digital assets. GBTC alone has seen

Download As PDF Week in Review Welcome back! 2021 is here! We hope you had a safe and enjoyable break. The digital asset market kept us all on our toes. The comments in this weekly release cover the period back Monday 21 December. Bitcoin breaks all-time highs rising above $40,000 USD per coin, and doubles in value over a few weeks. and the aggregate crypto market

In 2020, bitcoin experienced a tremendous rise in interest from corporations, entrepreneurial personalities and institutional investors. Twitter’s Square Inc. acquired US$50 million in bitcoin for its capability of “economic empowerment”, software developer MicroStrategy purchased over US$1 billion of the crypto and established firms like MassMutual which acquired US$100 million of the digital currency in December. There are currently several adoption examples of the

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