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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

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 how the US uses stablecoins

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,

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

Decentralized Finance (DeFi), a new field applying blockchain technology to the financial industry, is reshaping the existing structure of the financial system and creating new approaches towards the future of finance.  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

Download As PDF Note from the Principals We want to take this opportunity to thank all our investors and subscribers for an amazing year. We appreciate the support, feedback and shared passion for this asset class. It really brings us great pleasure to build products and services that enable safe, secure access, and the broader adoption of digital assets. We have some huge things in