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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

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

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

In March 2020, the Bitcoin (BTC) price took a dive, dropping almost 50% in just a few days. Since then, the cryptocurrency has seen a supply shock unlike any before it. A surge in demand by both retail and institutional investors was expected due to the price discount and increasing faith in the asset’s utility. However, the main driving factor was the increase

Download As PDF Week in Review Zerocap Principal Trent Barnes was interviewed by ex-Bloomberg anchor Angie Lau explaining why Bitcoin’s current bull run will not be ending anytime soon. S&P Dow Jones Indices announced the launch of cryptocurrency indices in 2021, containing more than 550 of the top traded coins. Visa Inc. connected its global payment network to the U.S. Dollar Coin (USDC) on ethereum blockchain, to

https://youtu.be/aE1QAC0XYOs Originally published on Forkast News on December 1st, 2020 When Melbourne-based digital assets investments and custodial services firm Zerocap published its report, “Bitcoin: This is the Hedge,” at the end of Q3 this year, bitcoin prices had recovered to above US$10,000 since the Coronavirus Crash of March. Back then, Zerocap advised: “You haven’t missed the boat yet. Now is the time to ride the

Originally published on Capitalist Exploits on November 27, 2020. Imagine a world where you can loan money, access credit markets, trade both financial and non-financial assets, margin trade or even invest in a managed fund, all without financial institutions acting as intermediaries. Instantly and globally. How? Through Decentralised Finance. Decentralised Finance (DeFi) is an ecosystem of financial services, facilitated through the use of smart contracts deployed on

Download As PDF Week in Review ETH 2.0’s Beacon Chain genesis was locked on the 1st December, as Ethereum’s deposit contract met its threshold of 524,288 Ether before the deadline.  A merger spree in DeFi occurred last week. Yearn Finance announced a merger with Pickle Finance last Tuesday, which was the first M&A deal in DeFi. On Thursday, Yearn Finance published another upcoming integration with Cream,