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Image source: The Economist Over the past few months, the cryptocurrency market has witnessed the rise of NFTs - or non-fungible tokens - across the financial ecosystem. Artists, celebrities, companies, amongst others are issuing thousands of these tokens across blockchain networks, some being sold for up to 69 million dollars.    Auctions with such high-level bids and applicability concerns have left many wondering if NFTs are

Image source: BItcoinNews The United States Office of the Comptroller of the Currency recently permitted banks to utilise stablecoins, meaning traditional financial institutions could use them to facilitate payments and remittances. Jerome Powell, the chair of the Federal Reserve, estimates it will take “years rather than months” before the Fed releases a CBDC for the US dollar. This means Ethereum is the current de

Decentralized Finance (DeFi), a new field applying blockchain technology to the financial industry, is reshaping the existing structure of the financial system.  This article provides a deep understanding of how DeFi makes traditional financial markets more resilient, improves financial inclusion, boosts innovations to traditional financial services, and whether regulators could set new legal frameworks for it. DeFi refers to a decentralized financial system supported by

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 Grayscale Investments’ Ethereum Trust became a reporting company in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). (12 Oct. 2020) Blockchain technology is estimated to boost the global economy by $1.7 trillion in the next decade with Asia seeing the most economic benefit, report by PwC. (12 Oct. 2020) A G7 draft insists that no global stablecoin project, such as Facebook’s Libra, should