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Yyves Choueifaty, TOBAM

Bitcoin has potential to become standard measure of value, says TOBAM’s CEO

Thu, 15/02/2018 - 10:39

Cryptocurrencies have been a hot button topic among investors over the last 12 months but amid all the hype, the key question is: Is this a de facto asset class? Or merely an exotic star that will burn brightly only to end in a spectacular supernova? Just look at what has happened to the price of bitcoin in recent days. »

Nico Cordeiro, PitchBook

PitchBook develops foundational framework for evaluating crypto-assets

Tue, 13/02/2018 - 10:48

PitchBook, a data provider for the private and public equity markets, has released a proprietary framework designed to help retail and institutional investors assess the long-term value proposition of blockchain protocols. »

John Adam, FactSet

FactSet and CG Blockchain team up to provide order and execution management coupled with blockchain tech

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 09:14

FactSet, a provider of integrated financial information analytical applications, has formed a strategic relationship with CG Blockchain, a developer of blockchain technology for the investment industry. »

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Brave New Coin launches global classification standard for crypto assets

Fri, 09/02/2018 - 08:48

Brave New Coin, a blockchain and cryptographic assets research company, has launched the General Taxonomy for Cryptographic Assets, the first global classification standard to capture the breadth, depth, and evolution of distributed ledger technology-based assets across industry sectors. »

Greg Brogger, SharesPost

Hedge fund exec to lead new SharesPost unit focused on ICOs

Wed, 07/02/2018 - 10:52

SharesPost has launched a new Digital Securities Group allowing token issuers and investors to use SharesPost's existing Alternative Trading System to invest in ICO's and trade in digital securities in compliance with US securities laws. »

Ed Gouldstone, Linedata

Blockchain is driving asset management forward, says Linedata report

Tue, 06/02/2018 - 10:30

A new report sponsored by Linedata examines the application and benefits of distributed ledger technology (DLT) to the buy-side and what is required from both partners and regulators to facilitate, accelerate and maximise those benefits. »

Ignacio Griego, BDO

Establishing best practices for a crypto fund audit

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 13:17

For most new fund managers the concept of having to prepare for a financial audit is entirely novel. Knowing what is involved and how best to prepare, in terms of applying best practices, is a new discipline, yet it is one that is crucial to running a successful fund management business. »

Richard Spencer, Campbells Legal

Cryptocurrency and distributed ledger technology

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 13:12

By Richard Spencer, Partner, Campbells Legal – The stratospheric rise in the value of cryptocurrencies throughout 2017, coupled with significant price volatility, caught the attention of the world at large. Opinions remain polarised, with regulators warning “Main Street investors” of the risks associated with purchasing virtual currencies and cryptographic tokens. The underlying distributed ledger technology is far less controversial, with well-known global financial institutions investing heavily in this space. »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Cayman-based crypto-asset funds need time to become ‘institutional’

Mon, 29/01/2018 - 12:54

The Cayman Islands is fast becoming the go-to jurisdiction for software developers and fund managers alike as they look to establish cryptocurrency funds and ride what is, if one looks at the price of Bitcoin, a hugely volatile wave. »

Fred Pye, 3iQ

3iQ Corp’s Global Cryptoasset Fund authorised to invest in multiple cryptoassets

Fri, 26/01/2018 - 10:53

3iQ Corp has agreed to terms and conditions with the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC) and the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) to act as Canada’s first Portfolio Manager (PM) and Investment Fund Manager (IFM) permitted to invest in multiple crypto assets. »

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