Cryptocurrency & Blockchain 2019

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 13:54

This report focuses on the impact of distributed ledger technology on the alternative investment sector, and how fund managers are investing in companies, real estate, infrastructure and crypto currency-backed projects free of central bank intervention

The 'Cryptocurrency & Blockchain 2019' special report comprises 7 separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
James Williams, Hedgeweek

Blockchain technology – a bedrock for digitising the global funds industry

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 15:05

The digitisation of the alternative funds industry has the potential to usher in a new investment paradigm; one that offers fund managers and investors a chance for capital preservation by investing in companies, real estate, infrastructure projects, and crypto currency-backed projects that are free of the influence of central bank intervention.  »

Manuel Anguita, SIlver8

Bitcoin, monetary innovation and the business cycle

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 15:10

By Manuel Anguita – At Silver 8 Capital, we believe that the future global monetary system will look considerably different than that of today. In our view, the combination of technological progress and geopolitical and social developments are going to change the current forms and uses of money.1 »

Boris Bohrer-Bilowitzki, Copper

Building a Walled Garden

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 15:13

Copper is a London-based technology platform that is set to revolutionise crypto investing. By building state-of-the-art trade infrastructure, the Copper Platform not only allows funds to easily, and securely deploy capital across multiple exchanges, it also provides institutional-quality independent custody. »

Turning information into cash: practical issues when setting up a crypto-fund

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 15:36

By Ben Watford & James Burnie – Setting up a crypto-fund is not straightforward. Participants can be unclear as to the nature of this nascent asset class, whether it is an asset class, and just generally what it all means and whether it is worth anything.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

Digital asset space developing an institutional image

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 15:40

The estimated size of the global cryptocurrency market stands at USD293 billion, according to Cointelegraph. Within this arena, PwC estimates that there are around 150 active crypto hedge funds, managing approximately USD1 billion in aggregate AUM.  »

Simon Gray, BVI Finance

BVI targets digital asset space as key growth driver

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 15:43

Q&A with Simon Gray, Head of Business Development & Marketing, BVI Finance »

Diego Guttierez Zaldivar, RSK

Rootstock’s RIF: The future of blockchain technology

Wed, 09/10/2019 - 15:47

Q&A with Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar – CEO, Rootstock (RSK) »

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