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The Role of Cryptocurrencies in Investor Portfolios

The Role of Cryptocurrencies in Investor Portfolios

🕔14:37, 8.Apr 2021

The role of cryptocurrencies as a vehicle for speculation has been well established. However, it is less clear if cryptocurrencies can also serve to manage risk. The authors seek to determine the diversification potential of cryptocurrencies both for short and

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Crypto-currencies: a bubble or the emergence of a new paradigm in decentralised finance?

Crypto-currencies: a bubble or the emergence of a new paradigm in decentralised finance?

🕔08:55, 31.Mar 2021

The proliferation of crypto-currencies (CCs) and the popularity of these assets among investors has led us to question their nature, function, valuation and potential development. CCs are at the crossroads of technological innovation, finance and monetary policy.

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What do institutional investors think about #Bitcoin – Research Highlights

What do institutional investors think about #Bitcoin – Research Highlights

🕔10:11, 26.Mar 2021

During the week of 15 of March, the bitcoin is nearing a new record high of 60.000 U.S. dollar. This unprecedented rise in price begs to wonder, what do institutional investors think about Bitcoin. In this article some of the opinions of institutional investors on bitcoin and cryptocurrencies in general will be shared.

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De geheimen van de bitcoin

De geheimen van de bitcoin

🕔16:49, 16.Mar 2021

Het is geen toeval dat de bitcoin opnieuw in de belangstelling staat nu de bezorgdheid over de inflatie toeneemt. Dat komt omdat cryptomunten, waarvan de bitcoin de bekendste is, barometers zijn geworden van het sentiment over een agressief monetair beleid van de centrale banken en financiële repressie. De voorbije tien …

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Bitcoin Discussion Paper

Bitcoin Discussion Paper

🕔14:50, 8.Mar 2021

As Bitcoin hits new highs, we find that more reasons are being propagated as to why this cryptocurrency is the future of the monetary system. Many of these views and assertions seem vague and overly simplistic and hence we struggle to follow the logic of the analysis provided. On the other hand, we have studied the monetary system, which is also not simple because of the complex subject matter.

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Out With The Old, In With The New

Out With The Old, In With The New

🕔16:42, 23.Feb 2021

Since the Dutch East India C.’s public share offering in 1602, public markets have allowed for people of all walks of life to help cultivate, contribute, and profit from a capitalistic system that has pulled many out of poverty. Over time, technological innovations have made markets more advanced and the barriers to …

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What is the problem with cryptocurrency (bitcoin)?

What is the problem with cryptocurrency (bitcoin)?

🕔15:13, 18.Feb 2021

Bitcoin is again in the news. Some advocates of the cryptocurrency suggest its price is rising because bitcoin is challenging gold’s standing as the one supra-currency, the asset to own when fiat currencies are being debased. Does bitcoin offer something unique as …

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Corporates investing in crypto

Corporates investing in crypto

🕔08:09, 12.Feb 2021

In 2020, more operating companies began allocating cash to digital assets and cryptocurrencies. This is a new dynamic and a departure from more conventional investing by funds and others in this space. One telling example is MicroStrategy Inc., which announced, last December, that it …

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‘Blue Wave’ and Crypto in our Best Read last week

‘Blue Wave’ and Crypto in our Best Read last week

🕔14:25, 11.Feb 2021

Columbia Threadneedle Investments provides readers with an in-depth discussion of fixed income assets. One important takeaway is the Biden presidency causing rising inflation expectations.

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Use of Tokenisation Across the Alternative Investments Industry

Use of Tokenisation Across the Alternative Investments Industry

🕔12:54, 5.Feb 2021

Alternative investments are attracting ever more investors. According to the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, in the fifteen years between 2003 and 2018 the size of the global investment market doubled, while alternative investments almost tripled to USD 13.4 trillion. This would …

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Crypto Yields – Deep Dive on DeFi

Crypto Yields – Deep Dive on DeFi

🕔13:31, 4.Feb 2021

The Decentralized Finance (DeFi) space has been all the craze this year, with an estimated value of over $11B locked in the DeFi lending market alone.1 It’s likely that you’ve seen new DeFi platforms with impressive annual percentage yields (APY) advertised for different cryptocurrencies …

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Hyper Real: An Overview of Global Blockchain Industry Trends

Hyper Real: An Overview of Global Blockchain Industry Trends

🕔15:24, 3.Feb 2021

What is blockchain technology? Blockchain technology is an umbrella term covering a set of tools, methods, and processes for electronic recordkeeping between multiple participants. Blockchains are peer-to-peer (P2P) networks composed of different entities that collectively maintain and update a shared set of records.

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Crypto in Review 2020: The Year of the Bull

Crypto in Review 2020: The Year of the Bull

🕔10:41, 25.Jan 2021

Crypto in Review 2020 The Year of the Bull 2020 will be remembered as a catastrophic year for the world’s economy as the COVID-19 pandemic ravaged global markets. In light of this tragedy, crypto’s epic COVID-19-induced crash and bounce to

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Cryptoassets, The Guide To Bitcoin, Blockchain, And Cryptocurrency For Investment Professionals

Cryptoassets, The Guide To Bitcoin, Blockchain, And Cryptocurrency For Investment Professionals

🕔12:37, 15.Jan 2021

Bitcoin, blockchain, and cryptocurrencies burst onto the world stage in 2008, when the online posting of a pseudonymous white paper envisioned a new way to transfer value over the internet.1 In the decade-plus since, the cryptoasset market has gone …

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Born to Run

Born to Run

🕔09:35, 13.Jan 2021

Born to Run December 2020 Market Recap & Outlook Takeaways BTC’s +47% return in Dec. marked its best monthly performance since May 2019 and an annual return in excess of +300%, BTC’s 4th best annual performance since 2011. ETH’s +20%

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Here we go again

Here we go again

🕔10:21, 7.Jan 2021

In Credit – Here we go again 4 January 2021 It was a quiet end to the year for government bond markets with yields little changed. The resolution of the Brexit negotiations was widely anticipated and there was little impact

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The builder’s guide to Bitcoin

The builder’s guide to Bitcoin

🕔08:08, 6.Jan 2021

Uncommon truths  Looking at global stock indices, you wouldn’t know there had been a global pandemic and recession during 2020. On the other hand, gold bears witness to the problems and Bitcoin has recently taken up the mantle. Applying our

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The Age of Public Digital Currency: A Guide To Issuance

The Age of Public Digital Currency: A Guide To Issuance

🕔13:01, 11.Nov 2020

"In the past 18 months the subject of Central Bank Digital Currency has accelerated dramatically from potential research areas, to key policy agenda. Unquestionably, this has been driven by developments in Facebook’s Libra where the spectre of the private sector

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An Evolution of Bitcoin Futures

An Evolution of Bitcoin Futures

🕔14:35, 4.Nov 2020

The crypto derivatives landscape has evolved tremendously over the last several years. Beginning with pioneers like Crypto Facilities, BitMEX, Deribit, BitVC (now HuobiDM), and OKEx, derivatives trading in crypto markets really took hold in 2017, dovetailing the entrance of traditional

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Business As Usual

Business As Usual

🕔09:50, 15.Oct 2020

September 2020 Bitcoin Volatility Report  – Sept. kicked off with bitcoin’s annualized volatility touching a 5-week low of 38.8%, only to then rally above 50% on Sept. 3, bounce between 50% and 56%, and snap a 5-month downtrend by concluding

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Grindin’ Higher

Grindin’ Higher

🕔11:31, 14.Sep 2020

August 2020 Bitcoin Volatility Report • A surge in volatility in late-July trickled into August and subsequently drove annualized volatility up to an intramonth high of 60% on August 25, in addition to a +53% jump MoM in volume traded.

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Valuing Bitcoin

Valuing Bitcoin

🕔14:45, 24.Aug 2020

“It’s an insurance policy in case inflation comes back again as it did in the 1970s. I would say that if that’s a sensible thing to do, then, certainly to have 1 to 2% of your assets in Bitcoin makes

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The Case for Bitcoin in an Institutional Portfolio

The Case for Bitcoin in an Institutional Portfolio

🕔15:26, 3.Jul 2020

This paper examines the case for adding bitcoin to a diversified portfolio of stocks and bonds. Specifically, we consider the impact that different allocations to bitcoin would have had on a Traditional Portfolio consisting of 60% equities and 40% bonds

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BITCOIN Vires in Numeris

BITCOIN Vires in Numeris

🕔08:52, 4.Jun 2020

Learning about bitcoin is hard. It may often entail wading through specialized courses targeting software developers, pages and pages of forums and tweets, or endless blog posts to find the answer to a single question. Even more challenging is knowing

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Cryptocurrency Market Reactions to Regulatory News – Globalization Institute Working Paper No. 381 – Dallas Fed

Cryptocurrency Market Reactions to Regulatory News – Globalization Institute Working Paper No. 381 – Dallas Fed

🕔10:46, 23.Apr 2020

Cryptocurrencies are often thought to operate out of the reach of national regulation, but in fact their valuations, transaction volumes and user bases react substantially to news about regulatory actions. The impact depends on the specific regulatory category to which

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CFA – Webinar – Hard Fork – Bitcoin ban in China and its impact

🕔14:00, 22.Apr 2020

Webinar – Hard Fork – Bitcoin ban in China and its impact A “hard fork” in blockchain is a point at which the protocol of the ledger diverges such that two separate irreconcilable chains are produced. Chains can become incompatible for

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BIG IDEAS 2020

BIG IDEAS 2020

🕔17:13, 17.Apr 2020

Introduction to ARK’s Big Ideas Deep Learning — From Vision to Language Streaming Media — The Primary Technology Behind Content Distribution Electric Vehicles — Faster Adoption Than Most Think Automation — Increased Productivity and More Jobs 3D Printing — An

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The Bitcoin Mining Network

The Bitcoin Mining Network

🕔17:12, 24.Feb 2020

Trends, Average Creation Costs, Electricity Consumption & Sources In this fourth iteration of our bi-annual mining report we continue our ongoing observations and analysis regarding the state of the Bitcoin mining network. As explained in the previous report, we have

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A Seismic Shift?

A Seismic Shift?

🕔07:07, 19.Feb 2020

Kraken Jan 2020 BTC Vol Report January 2020 Takeaways Jan. 2020’s +30.3% appreciation in bitcoin marked the best start to the year since 2013. …

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The Investment Case for Bitcoin

The Investment Case for Bitcoin

🕔14:56, 6.Feb 2020

Bitcoin as a Potential Store of Value Understanding the differences between monetary and intrinsic value Bitcoin’s combination of durability, scarcity, privacy, and its nature as A bearer asset all contribute to it holding monetary value Bitcoin is on the path

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January bull run: The crypto market keeps pushing higher

January bull run: The crypto market keeps pushing higher

🕔15:38, 3.Feb 2020

The Weekly Update After a flat market last week, the bulls are back this week. It started slow, but we have seen some phenomenal rise in prices across the board over the last days. ▪ Mid Caps are really taking

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Status Of Continued Unconventional Monetary Policy Tools

Status Of Continued Unconventional Monetary Policy Tools

🕔18:36, 13.Jan 2020

A little over a decade has passed since the 2008 global financial crisis, and central banks continue to apply unconventional monetary policy tools in their effort to maintain economic stability amid slowing growth. Quantitative easing (QE) alongside a now all-too-common

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Sovereign Debt & Negative Yields

Sovereign Debt & Negative Yields

🕔09:23, 19.Dec 2019

Recession alarms have yet to fully go off, but stagnation warning signs are coming to the forefront on the back of heightened financial instrument risks, potentially affecting the economic health of advanced and emerging markets alike. The many intertwined moving

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Bitcoin in multi-asset portfolios

Bitcoin in multi-asset portfolios

🕔17:27, 10.Dec 2019

Adding bitcoin to a global 60/40 portfolio can improve the risk-return profile Bitcoin has increasingly been drawing attention from the investment community over the past few years. While the cryptocurrency has successfully bagged illustrious headlines such as “best-performing asset of the year”, those

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10 years after the Bitcoin Big Bang: the evolution of the cryptocurrency universe

10 years after the Bitcoin Big Bang: the evolution of the cryptocurrency universe

🕔16:00, 27.Nov 2019

Since the launch of Bitcoin in 2009, cryptocurrencies and the underlying blockchain technology have made great strides, resulting in significant investor interest. Still, the technologies are not well understood and the investment landscape remains underexplored. In this Mindscope, we investigate

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Megatrend Digitalisation – Is Bitcoin outshining gold?

Megatrend Digitalisation – Is Bitcoin outshining gold?

🕔14:04, 8.Oct 2019

 The stock-to-flow approach originating in commodity-market analysis serves to quantify the “hardness” of an asset. Applied to Bitcoin, an unusually strong correlation emerges between the market value of this cryptocurrency and the ratio between existing stockpiles of Bitcoin (“stock”) and

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From cash to crypto: the money revolution

From cash to crypto: the money revolution

🕔14:08, 30.Sep 2019

Society is roughly equal parts positive, negative and neutral about the future value and use of cryptocurrencies for both investing and spending online. While a clear crypto ‘type’ exists, every-day relevance and demonstrated benefits will be key to turning the

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First Look: China’s Central Bank Digital Currency

First Look: China’s Central Bank Digital Currency

🕔11:36, 24.Sep 2019

China is on its way to become the world's first major country to issue a sovereign digital currency, with top officials from the People's Bank of China announcing on August 10th 2019 1 at the latest China Finance 40 Forum

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August Crypto Markets Overview

August Crypto Markets Overview

🕔10:36, 24.Sep 2019

In August 2019, Bitcoin struggled to remain above $10,000 as its price fluctuated within a $9400-12,000 range. Monthly altcoin volumes were near all-time lows and the market dominance of Bitcoin approached its 70% tipping point. The Libra turmoil continues with

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Bitcoin ETF

Bitcoin ETF

🕔19:02, 9.Sep 2019

Bitwise Asset Management  – Presentation to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission The Real Bitcoin Market Market Manipulation Custody Valuation

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In search for stability in crypto-assets: are stablecoins the solution?

In search for stability in crypto-assets: are stablecoins the solution?

🕔17:28, 30.Aug 2019

Stablecoins claim to stabilise the value of major currencies in the volatile crypto-asset market. This paper describes the often complex functioning of different types of stablecoins and proposes a taxonomy of stablecoin initiatives. To this end it relies on a

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Proof of Interest

Proof of Interest

🕔15:57, 27.Aug 2019

In July 2019, Bitcoin fluctuated around its USD 10,000 resistance with altcoins lagging, as illustrated by both lower volumes on mid and small-cap altcoins and the Bitcoin dominance waiting at high historical levels. This possibly illustrates that in a period

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Building Value with Blockchain Technology: How to Evaluate Blockchain’s Benefits

Building Value with Blockchain Technology: How to Evaluate Blockchain’s Benefits

🕔17:19, 23.Aug 2019

Since the digital era, organizations have been looking for ways to improve their operating model through modernizing their technology infrastructure. Being able to simplify complex processes while enabling innovation is the driving motivation for tech modernization. Today, organizations are trying

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Mining Whitepaper May 2019

Mining Whitepaper May 2019

🕔17:32, 2.Aug 2019

Trends, Average Creation Costs, Electricity Consumption & Sources The Bitcoin mining industry is opaque, mysterious and misunderstood, but the health of the network supporting Bitcoin through mining is critical—vital actually—to the protocol. There is a lot of talk about investing

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H1 2019 Crypto Report

H1 2019 Crypto Report

🕔14:59, 2.Aug 2019

Behind the hype, speculation, and public imagination that has gripped this emerging asset class there are fundamentals: Indicators which offer essential insights to the market dynamics, investment patterns and overall development of these exciting new technologies. At CoinShares Research, we

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Bitcoin 2019 Investor Study

Bitcoin 2019 Investor Study

🕔16:04, 29.Jul 2019

More Than a Third of U.S. Investors Are Interested in Bitcoin: Contrary to the belief that Bitcoin is a niche investment only attractive to a small portion of the investment community, the survey found that more than a third (36%)

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The Carbon Footprint of Bitcoin

The Carbon Footprint of Bitcoin

🕔17:57, 23.Jul 2019

The validation process of Bitcoin’s blockchain requires vast amounts of electricity. We demonstrate a methodology for estimating the associated carbon footprint based on IPO filings of major hardware manufacturers, insights on mining facility operations, mining pool compositions, and localization of

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Should Central Banks Issue Digital Currency?

Should Central Banks Issue Digital Currency?

🕔17:46, 19.Jul 2019

We study how the introduction of a central bank-issued digital currency a§ects interest rates, the level of economic activity, and welfare in an environment where both central bank money and private bank deposits are used in exchange. Banks in our

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Crypto’s Next Act

Crypto’s Next Act

🕔07:00, 9.Jul 2019

“We’re seeing the convergence of investor demand for digital assets alongside regulatory certainty, which we believe is being driven by the advent of more infrastructure to support access and trust in this market.” Plagued by exchange hacks, fraud, lost keys

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2019 Crypto Hedge Fund Report

2019 Crypto Hedge Fund Report

🕔19:02, 4.Jul 2019

This report provides an overview of the global crypto hedge fund landscape and offers insights into quantitative elements such as liquidity terms and performance, as well as qualitative aspects such as best practice with respect to custody and governance. By

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