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Download As PDF Week in Review Equities continue to push higher levels as the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Index continue to make all-time highs.The market cap of the cryptocurrency market crosses $2 trillion. Hong Kong-listed company, Meitu, buys another $10 million in bitcoin.Bitcoin’s futures market hits a record-high of $73,500 for June contracts. Coinbase reported astonishing numbers in their Q1 earnings report ahead of its IPO

Download As PDF Week in Review Archego’s Bill Hwang unwinds billions in leveraged equity positions causing an intraday sell off of key stocks. However, this was short-lived with the S&P 500 closing at over 4000 points, making a new all time high.Biden intends to fund a $2.25 trillion infrastructure plan with an increase in corporate tax rates.BlackRock dips it toes into Bitcoin futures.PayPal launches crypto

The days of physical currencies seem to be numbered, particularly in light of covid. As digital finance grows in worldwide adoption, central banks have been pushing the envelope towards frameworks that eliminate the use of cash and replace it with fully-digital banking and centralised digital currencies.   Will there be a point when we migrate to a fully-cashless economy? If so, what are the pros

The Macroeconomic Mirage The US and global economies are currently in a unique position. As global debt reaches US$281 trillion with no sign of slowing down, the macroeconomic horizon is becoming more uncertain. In 2020, the federal reserve injected over US$3 trillion and a further US$1.9 trillion is expected in early 2021 under the Biden administration.  The act has led to a domino effect resulting

Image source: ComparaJá.pt On February 10th, MasterCard announced that it would allow its cardholders to execute transactions on their platforms through digital currencies, which will be available sometime in 2021. Visa is going through a similar path, revealing a roadmap on February 3rd to integrate the assets into their payment system. Such announcements from two of the main global payment providers present a substantial

Download As PDF Q4 2020 Report Here is our report for the last quarter of 2020, detailing the market performance for bitcoin, ethereum and the top stablecoins. It also covers a comparison with broader financial markets on performance and volatility, their correlation with other assets and intermarket analysis.  Week in Review Bitwise Asset Management launched the world’s first DeFi crypto index fund. MicroStrategy issued $900 million worth of convertible

The year 2020 introduced many investors in the world of traditional finance to the potential impact that cryptocurrencies will have in the coming decades. The bull market currently occurring in the digital asset space following the March 2020 crash prompted many to dive deeper into understanding Bitcoin (BTC) and the Ethereum network. With partial regulatory acceptance in key financial centres such as the

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

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