Regulators looking into Decentralized Finance (DeFi)

After a boom in decentralized financial applications (DeFi) regulators are increasingly looking into the young subsector of the crypto industry. The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chief has talked about DeFi in a critical manner and mentioned that some apps might be illegal. Commissioner Dan M. Berkovitz of the US CFTC made comments on […]

Hedge Funds Increasingly Interested in Cryptocurrencies

PricewaterhouseCoopers International (PwC) has published a comprehensive report on cryptocurrencies. The study provides an overview of how hedge funds and asset managers are dealing with the new asset class on a global scale. The PwC group has published its third annual report examining the global crypto hedge fund landscape. This is based on data from research conducted […]

Crime with Cryptocurrencies – Regulatory and Market Evidence

Two authoritative market intelligence reports on the illicit use of cryptocurrencies, released in February 2021, evidence a marked decrease in the phenomena during 2020 – compared to 2019 – but also new worrying trends in the areas of ransomware and Decentralised Finance (DeFi). The most recent market intelligence on illicit use of cryptocurrencies made available […]

Crypto exchanges expand services with tokenized stocks

Some crypto exchanges have enabled their users to trade traditional stocks through tokenized products. Now Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, is venturing into the world of tokenized stock trading. Is the new financial world merging with the old one? One of the major advantages of tokenized stocks is that traders can buy fractions of […]

Trends Crypto Markets Q1 2021

In the first quarter, the crypto markets saw significant gains. Accordingly, it can be hard to keep track. The crypto market capitalization reached 2 trillion USD for the first time, while non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the Binance Smart Chain gained momentum. The world’s leading cryptocurrency aggregator publishes a 50-page report every quarter. In their latest analysis of […]

Decentralised Exchanges (DEXes) – Trustless and Secure

Centralised Exchanges have played a pivotal role in the crypto asset ecosystem, acting as fiat ramps, custodians, exchange, market makers and VCs. Algorithmic smart contract based Decentralised Exchanges (DEXes) offer a non-custodial alternative and have turned into serious competition. Bitcoin started in 2010 as the first crypto asset, and the only way to acquire it […]

Does Wall Street Need More Decentralization?

The GameStop (GME) debacle garnered a lot of attention. Some people consider the problem to be centralized systems. According to these critics, the shortcomings of today’s financial system could possibly be solved by decentralized Blockchain alternatives. Robinhood’s trading app came under fire after trading restrictions were imposed on its users. As more brokers followed suit, […]

Institutional interest in tokenisation is growing

As investment in crypto assets grows, blockchain applications and especially the use case of tokenisation are coming into focus. Institutions face the challenge of adopting this new technology. The concept of tokenisation persists. Several analysts wrote it off previously. With growing regulatory clarity, an increasing number of leading banks and institutions are conducting tokenisation projects that point […]

5 questions answered by Andreas M. Antonopoulos

How will blockchain technology affect our lives? Can digital currencies establish themselves as an asset class? The questions that arise in the world of crypto seem limitless. We limit ourselves to five and turn to experts in the field. The development in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space as well as the rapidly growing ecosystem around the new technology is […]